Australia jumped into an Olympic swimming trial in Adelaide on Saturday, with question marks swirling in the form of several top names, and shock waves echoing the withdrawal of dual silver medalists. Maddy Gloves..
Swimming has long been the backbone of a medal-winning country, winning 10 in the pool at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, comparable to the feat of London four years ago.
However, these performances are expected to fall below 20 won in Beijing in 2008 and allow the team to return to their lofty heights in Japan next month.
One of the non-competitive swimmers is Gloves, who was twice a silver medalist in Rio. This week he accused “Misogyny perverts in sports and their boot lickers.”
The subject of her comment was unclear, and she said Swimming Australia had not received any official complaints.
“We couldn’t talk to her directly and couldn’t look into her concerns to find out what was happening,” SA President Kieren Perkins said on Friday.
When it comes to pool issues, SA has set a high standard in a six-day trial-to qualify, athletes must meet or exceed the time required to compete in the 2019 World Championship finals. Must be.
Head coach Rohan Taylor said he was impressed so far.
“The last 12 months and the time leading up to the Australian swimming trials have definitely been a difficult time for swimmers and coaches, but they have learned how to adapt and gain yet another level of resilience. I’m proud of that, “he says. Said.
“The best part is that athletes have seen solid performance and time at recent events, even though they had to overcome these hurdles along the way.”
After months of hard work, swimmers taper off, world records could fall, and teenage Kylie McKeon was at the forefront.
Last month she swam the second fastest woman in history, a 100-meter backstroke (57.63 seconds), slightly missing the world record for American rival Regan Smith.
She will be aiming for a new mark on Sunday and will be competing 200m behind, which recently set the fourth fastest time in history.
The 19-year-old has set the world’s fastest time in the 200-meter individual medley this season.
The versatile Emma McKeon, who won four medals in Rio, boasts the fastest women’s 100m freestyle of the year in preparation for the fight against Sprint Queen Cate Campbell, who is aiming for her fourth Olympics.
However, some celebrities are slashing their jobs, especially in defending the Olympic 400m champion Mack Horton.
He finished 35th in the 200m at the National Championships in April and got out of the 400m. The rising stars Elijah Winnington and Thomas Neil, as well as the proven distance ace Jack McLaughlin, were just behind him.
“It doesn’t really reflect what I can do with training,” Houghton, who swims 400 meters on Saturday, recently claimed.
Women’s 400m freestyle champion Ariarne Tittoms, who is aiming for a confrontation with the great American Katie Ledecky in Tokyo, will work on Sunday to prove that she has completely recovered from her shoulder injury. Titmus swims 200m and 800m.
On Tuesday, Olympic 100m freestyle champion Kyle Chalmers will be competing in a pet race, and former pop star Cody Simpson (who once dated Miley Cyrus) will also be active.
However, a talented junior swimmer who returned to sports in 2019, a 24-year-old player, had to smash his best with a 100-meter butterfly to build an airplane for Japan.
Australia prepares for an Olympic swimming trial as the line of “perverts” makes waves
SourceAustralia prepares for an Olympic swimming trial as the line of “perverts” makes waves