17/04/2024

Kyle Chalmers claimed Gold in the 100m Freestyle (Photo: Birmingham 2022)

More Gold and more records for the Dolphins on day four as Kyle Chalmers claims his 100 freestyle title after a rollercoaster week in the media.

Men’s 100m Freestyle – Final

Kyle Chalmers proved he is still one of Australia’s best athletes after swimming his way to gold after a rollercoaster of a week. Chalmers smashed out a 47.51 to beat home Tom Dean and Duncan Scott who rounded out the podium.

Chalmers’ time would have claimed gold at the recent Budapest World Championships. Aussies William Yang (48.55) and Zac Incerti (49.09) finished fifth and eight respectively.

Women’s 200m Backstroke – Final

Kaylee McKeown reigns supreme as the worlds best 200m backstroker as she added another title to her Olympic and World Championship features in the event. McKeown never looked like losing the race as she extended her lead on Canada’s Kylie Masse, with a winning margin of over two seconds and setting a games record of 2:05.60.

Minna Atherton (2:09.40) was touched out for bronze by Scotland’s Katie Shanahan after a fantastic start to the race, unfortunately fading off to miss the podium.

Women’s 200m IM – Final

Kaylee McKeown swam another awesome race in 200 IM this morning (2:09.52), claiming silver in a thrilling finish behind the young superstar from Canada in Summer McIntosh who recorded a world junior record of 2:08.70.

Abbey Harkin (2:12.25) and and Ella Ramsay (2:14.71) were admirable for Australia in fifth and eight respectively.

Men’s 50m Freestyle S7 – Final

Sydney’s Matthew Levy OAM defended his title at the Commonwealth Games in style, winning the title in 28.95 ahead of Singapore’s Wei Soong Toh who proved the only threat.

Joel Mundie (32.13) finished in sixth for Australia.

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Womens 100m Breaststroke SB6 – Final

Isabella Vincent (1:52.74) and Ella Jones (1:56.14) did Australia proud with their finals performances this morning finishing fifth and sixth to add to Australia’s growing list of finalists.

Maisie Summers-Newton of England took out the event that she has dominated for quite some time now, winning by a significant margin in a 1:32.72.

Men’s 50m Backstroke – Final

Bradley Woodward‘s personal best time of 25.08 wasn’t enough to secure a medal in an extremely fast final of the backstroke dash. New Zealand’s Andrew Jeffcoat worked his way into the gold medal position after a slower start than Pieter Coetze and Javier Acevedo, who completed the podium.

Jeffcoat set a national record of 24.65, while Aussie Ben Armbruster (25.37) finished in seventh at his first games.

Women’s 50m Butterfly – Final

The Queen of the pool does it again and further extends her case as the greatest Australian swimmer of all time. A time of 25.90 was enough for Emma McKeon to hold out Erin Gallagher of South Africa and fellow Aussie Holly Barratt who tied for second in 26.06.

Alex Perkins (26.19) finished in fifth in a successful race for the dolphins. It makes 12 career Commonwealth Games gold medals now for McKeon, who was three hundredths of a second behind her personal best time to claim her second individual gold of the meet.

Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay – Final

Australia’s freestyle talent proved much too strong in this final, with Elijah Winnington, Flynn Southam, Zac Incerti and Mack Horton winning gold in a games record time of 7:04.96.

All four Aussies provided a 1:46 split, unmatched by other nations, despite Tom Dean of England and Duncan Scott of Scotland swimming monster final legs for their respective teams, making Horton dig deeper to claim the title for Australia.

An overall dominant performance by these boys in an event the Australian’s hold close to their hearts.

Heading to the finals

Sam Williamson qualified fastest in the 50m Breaststroke ahead of Adam Peaty with a 27.01, whilst Grayson Bell also booked his spot for the final in equal fifth.

Emma McKeon, Mollie O’Callaghan and Shayna Jack will swim side by side in the final of the 100 freestyle, qualifying first, second and third respectively and convincingly ahead of the other finalists.

Matt Temple claimed lane 4 for the 100 butterfly final ahead of Chad Le Clos in a time of 51.42, with Aussie Cody Simpson qualifying fifth fastest in search of a historic podium finish.

All three of Chelsea Hodges, Jenna Strauch and Abbey Harkin continue the Aussie girls breaststroke form as we will see all compete for glory in the final of the 100 meter dash. Hodges has qualified third fastest ahead of Strauch in fourth.

Dolphin Spotlight: Day 5

If Sam Williamson can continue his form and defeat the greatest Breaststroke sprinter of all time in Adam Peaty tomorrow morning, a story for the ages will come to life. The breathe of fresh air to this event is wasting no time and most certainly is the Dolphin to watch come finals time on day five.

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