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Aussie goes from agony to ecstasy at World Champs

Aussie goes from agony to ecstasy at World Champs


Aussie swim sensation Mollie O’Callaghan was again within the water Thursday morning, exhibiting no indicators of the cramping issues that troubled her the night time earlier than.

The Queensland teenager was in agony on Wednesday when her belly muscular tissues went into spasm however nonetheless managed to win a silver medal in 100m backstroke and a gold within the Australian 4x200m freestyle relay.

Exhibiting no sick results on Thursday, she completed second in her 50m backstroke warmth to qualify third quickest for the semi-finals.

Kaylee McKeown – who pipped O’Callaghan to win gold within the 100m – cruised into the semis in tenth place.

Isaac Cooper was additionally wanting in higher nick after he practically vomited throughout his post-race interview following his shock bronze within the males’s 100m backstroke.

He broke the Oceania file to win his 50m backstroke warmth and qualify second quickest for the semis.

Australia’s Brad Woodward missed out on the semis after putting outdoors the highest 16.

The semis happen in a while Thursday with the highest eight going by way of to Friday’s last.

Mack Horton and Tommy Neill will fly the Australian flag within the males’s 400m freestyle last on the world championships.

With the highest eight from the heats going straight by way of to the ultimate, Horton certified fourth with out having to push too laborious.

His youthful crew mate Tommy Neill was fifth – with the eight finalists separated by simply 1.8 seconds.

Lizzie Dekkers sailed into the ultimate of the ladies’s 200m butterfly.

Taking it simple, the Commonwealth Video games medallist certified seventh.


Emma McKeon has declared she nonetheless has room to enhance in a warning to her opponents forward of Thursday night time’s 100m freestyle last.

McKeon sealed the swiftest semi-final time with 51.28, edging Hong Kong hopeful Siobhan Haughey (51.69) and teammate Madi Wilson (51.82).

Having shattered a 100m relay file on Tuesday night time – turning into the primary lady to swim a sub-50 leg – McKeon is assured she will additionally attain an additional gear when she pursues a person gong on Thursday.

“That’s why I’m nonetheless going – it’s as a result of I do imagine I can get faster and (Tuesday) night time was the quickest relay break up I’ve ever achieved,” McKeon stated after her sturdy semi-final exhibiting. “It simply reveals me that I do have extra to enhance.

“Tokyo (Olympics) was greater than I anticipated and I feel typically it’s laborious to return off that. “I nonetheless believed that I’d give extra however you undergo doubts and issues like that.

“However after I do one thing like that (swim a PB relay break up), it simply jogs my memory that I’ve extra.”

The 28-year-old stated claiming a person medal in a world championship would additionally come as a assured booster forward of the 2024 Paris Olympics.

“I feel anybody profitable a world championship, any 12 months, it’s simply superior,” she stated.

“However I’m additionally simply wanting in the direction of Paris as effectively. And so every part in between is type of in preparation for that, but in addition a bonus with the place I’m at in my coaching.

“It’s simply the method of getting up and performing underneath strain. Balancing the emotional curler coaster of an enormous racing week and racing in opposition to one of the best of the world, it’s all simply preparation for issues just like the Olympics.”

In the meantime, David Popovici has maintained his disinclination for the shortcourse format, once more speaking down his probabilities as a 100m freestyle showdown with Kyle Chalmers awaits.

“I nonetheless don’t like brief course,” he stated. “I’m getting slowly however absolutely higher at it – that’s why I’m right here, to study and to get higher.

“I’m attempting to take as many components as attainable, take it into lengthy course and do even higher there.

“I nonetheless have so much to study from my opponents. The second we communicate, they’re nonetheless higher than me. And I feel they’re going to nonetheless be a bit higher than me for a short while to return. However this can be a good starting within the brief course world.”

Popovici acquired a pleasant slap on the again from Chalmers whereas he was getting interviewed by media in a present of sportsmanship, with the pair anticipated to construct an thrilling rivalry for years to return.

Initially revealed as Swimming FINA World Championships 2022 schedule and outcomes from day 3

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