2021 Australian Swimming Trials LIVE updates: McKeown breaks world record as Titmus posts sizzling time

Kaylee McKeown has completed it!

2021 Australian Swimming Trials LIVE updates: McKeown breaks world record as Titmus posts sizzling time

Kaylee McKeown has completed it!

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13 June 2021 Sunday 07:20
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2021 Australian Swimming Trials LIVE updates: McKeown breaks world record as Titmus posts sizzling time

She swims a sizzling 57.45s at the 100m backstroke final. She betters American Regan Smith's 2019 world record of 57.57s. That's a severe time and one that has put the world on notice.

McKeown is in tears and why wouldn't she be! Tokyo will undoubtedly be her first Olympics.

Emily Seebohm finishes second in 58.59s and will visit her fourth Olympic Games. Great story too.

Women's 50m freestyle multi-class final results
Katja Dedekind (S13) has touched the wall first. A beautiful market with Giaan Rooney afterwards.

"I don't really understand what I went because I can't find the plank," Dedekind said.

Rooney then educates Dedekind she's swum a 26.80s. She's genuinely shocked and also you would not have the ability to wipe the grin off her face. The crowd loves it.

"I didn't think I would be able to go that quick in my entire life," Dedekind explained. "That is crazy. That is mad."

Rachael Watson (S4) has also qualified at a period of 39.73s.

Ariarne Titmus with a superb swim! Commonwealth record
Titmus smashes her personal best of 3:58.76s to place a time of 3:56.90s at the 400m freestyle.

*Fire emoji*

It's a Commonwealth Games record. Katie Ledecky's entire record of 3:56.46s appeared in danger of being overhauled there but not to be. Fantastic evidence for Titmus, who famously beat Ledecky in the 2019 World Championships.

Titmus (in tears):"It's been a long time coming. I had a rough trot this homework. I'm a bit shocked frankly. I didn't think I'd go that quick. This gives me great confidence going into Tokyo. To be an Olympian is really exciting."

I will also confirm Lutton is a little gobsmacked.

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