Published: Dec 19, 2012 11:36:16 AM Updated: Jan 7, 2013 11:08:33 AM
Eighteen-year-old Olympic gold medallist Brittany Elmslie has wrapped up her 2012 McDonald’s Queensland Championships in fine form with another strong performance in the women’s 200m freestyle in Brisbane last night.
Having won the open event on Sunday night with a time of 1:58.34, Elmslie took out the 17-18yrs 200m free in 1:57.71, on par with the personal best time she swam at this year’s EnergyAustralia Swimming Championships in Adelaide in March.
A relay medallist in the 4x100m free and 4x200m free in London, Elmslie was too quick for fellow teen Emma McKeon (1:59.10) from Wollongong, while her training partner at Nudgee Brothers, Emily Seebohm also continued her good form in Brisbane.
A gold medallist in the 100m backstroke and butterfly, Seebohm took out the women’s 200m IM in 2:14.19 and was a silver medallist in the 200m backstroke in 2:11.52.
Outswum by fellow Olympian Meagen Nay in the 200m back, who finished in a strong 2:09.78, Seebohm was too quick for Keryn McMaster (2:17.50) and Leah Neal (2:21.98) in the 200m IM.
The men’s 200m IM also featured an Olympian with Jayden Hadler winning in a time of 2:02.44 from Jared Gilliland (2:06.49) and Buster Sykes (2:07.01).
St Peters Western backstroke swimmer Mitch Larkin took out the final of the men’s 200m back in 2:01.23, from visiting Chinese swimmer Diao Jigong (2:01.87) and Nicholas Honey from Nudgee Brothers in 2:04.90.
Dual Olympian Samantha Hamill won the women’s 200m fly in 2:12.38 from St Peters Western teenager Madeline Groves (2:14.18) and Leah Bird in 2:15.11.
The men’s 200m fly saw Southport Olympic swimmer Chris Wright swim a strong 1:58.85 with visiting New Zealander Shaun Burnett second in 2:00.28 and Matthew Briggs taking bronze in 2:00.74.
For full results go to www.qld.swimming.org.au