Swimming Western Australia
Published: Jan 24, 2013 02:40:00 PM
Rose rises to freestyle double challenge
Gold medalist in the 50m freestyle Hamish Rose is on track to claim the freestyle double after finishing in 52.61
The Olympic trials finalist will progress through to the semi final in pole position ahead of Southeast Asia Games gold medalist in this event Daniel Bego (52.89).
Liam Bodey (53.32) and Patrick Hoey (53.74) will round out the top four heading into tonight’s semi final.
In other events…
Women’s 200m Individual Medley MC
Madeleine Scott has claimed the state title in the women’s 200m individual medley. The Australian Short Course medalist cruised to victory in 2:52.77.
Women’s 100m Backstroke
14-year-old Ella Cossill is quickly rising in the ranks, holding off a strong field in the 100m backstroke to finish in 1:07.59.
Cossill will progress through to tonight’s semi final behind butterfly State Champion Holly Barratt (1:04.70). Last night’s 200m backstroke champion Kirsten Pannekoek had plenty left in the tank, finishing comfortably in 1:08.08
Women’s 50m Backstroke MC
Paralympic sensation Katherine Downie has been crowned women’s 50m backstroke mutli class champion. Downie’s effortless stroke saw the 16-year-old cruise to the wall and claim her title.
Men’s 50 Backstroke
Trans Tamsan bronze medalist Matthew Meinema was back in the water this morning just hours claiming the men’s 200m backstroke state title.
Meinema looked in form as he narrowly held off the two Malaysian chargers Ian James Barr (27.64) and Jian Han Tern (27.87) to take lane four in tonight’s semi final.
Women’s 50m Freestyle
Dual Olympian Melanie Schlanger has posted the fastest time for tonight’s semi final of the women’s 50m freestyle, hitting the wall in 25.98.
The 26-year-old who secured the gold medal over the 200m distance, finished ahead of Holly Barratt (26.40) and Commonwealth gold medalist Yolane Kukla (26.43).
Men’s 100m Breaststroke
Fresh off last night’s 50m breaststroke win, Olympian Brenton Rickard has his eyes firmly set on the 100m race, powering to the wall in 1:02.76. Rickard was too quick for the Malaysian Games Champion Shaun Yap (1:05.54) who finished almost three seconds behind the dominating Rickard.
Paul Sutherland (1:06.62) and Robert Evans (1:06.79) will aim to bridge the visitor’s gap in tonight’s semi final.
Women’s 100m Breaststroke MC
Just minutes after her gold medal winning performance in the women’s 200m individual medley multi class, Madeleine Scott has claimed anther gold medal and state title, touching the wall in 1:31.37.
Women’s 200m Breaststroke
Olympian Leiston Pickett (2:47.45) will need to keep a close eye on her competition after qualifying in third position for tonight’s semi final of the 200m breaststroke.
Perth City’s Jessica Pengelly (2:39.74) recorded the fastest time with over five seconds separating her from her nearest rival and teammate Kate Bird (2:45.09)