Sport Cate Campbell's historic swim sets up relay gold at Pan Pacs

19:52  09 august  2018
19:52  09 august  2018 Source:   theage.com.au

Five is alive for Cate Campbell as she continues Pan Pacs spree

  Five is alive for Cate Campbell as she continues Pan Pacs spree The sprint star anchored the gold-medal winning relay while Jack Cartwright upset teammate Mack Horton in the 400m freestyle in Tokyo.The Australians are the world record-holders and Olympic champions but could have been vulnerable without the services of Bronte Campbell, who has skipped the event to rehab her array of injuries.

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Cate Campbell's comeback to the pool has gathered even more steam, with the sprint star rattling off the fastest women's relay split in history to anchor the gold-medal winning mixed medley team at the Pan Pacs in Tokyo.

Medley magic: Mitch Larkin, Jake Packard, Emma Mckeon and Cate Campbell.© AAP Medley magic: Mitch Larkin, Jake Packard, Emma Mckeon and Cate Campbell. It was an astonishing performance from the Queenslander, who hit the water with a clear lead over Japan's Tomoi Aoki and Olympic and world champion Simone Manuel, who could only steer her US squad to a surprise bronze.

Campbell was electric. No female has gone sub-51s on a relay leg and she streeted clear to give the Dolphins their first gold of the night and nudge the world record mark, with their 3min 38.91s just missing the 3:38.56 set by the Americans at last year's World Championships.

'Challenging': Seebohm, Larkin address torrid Pan Pacs preparation

  'Challenging': Seebohm, Larkin address torrid Pan Pacs preparation The backstroker hit the water in good style in Tokyo despite the difficult break up with team-mate Mitch Larkin, who in turn said it was a 'challenging' month.Instead of preparing in earnest to face some of the best swimmers in the world at this week's Pan Pacs in Tokyo, Seebohm was in the midst of a difficult break-up with team member and fellow backstroker Mitch Larkin.

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"The coaches have been scheming to put together the fastest team. They got it right this time," Campbell said.

"I knew that it was going to be tight, whether it was Japan or the US or even Canada. For me it was just about keeping a cool head and swimming my race. I got us home, which I'm pretty pleased about. Nobody likes to get caught."

There was no chance of that. Her time was almost two seconds faster than Manuel and the kind of swim that makes it so hard to believe Campbell doesn't have Olympic gold around her neck.

The task for her will be to keep that calm head and reproduce the form in the individual 100m on Friday. But on that evidence, the signs are very good for another sharp performance.

Tokyo 2020 will be "breeze": Seebohm

  Tokyo 2020 will be Australia's Emily Seebohm says the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be a "breeze" after emerging from a tough Pan Pacs campaign following a very public break-up.An emotional week appeared to catch up with Seebohm when the world champion was relegated to a shock sixth placing in the 200m backstroke final on the last night of the four-day Pan Pacs in Tokyo on Sunday.

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Date( s ). 21–25 August 2014. Venue( s ). Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Nations participating. For relays , each country may enter up to one team in each relay event to swim in the final heat and Australia Cate Campbell (52.89) Brittany Elmslie (53.72) Melanie Schlanger (52.97) Bronte Campbell (52.88).

Mitchell Larkin was the lead for the Australians in the backstroke, having his first swim of the meet. He was surprised the Americans went with Kathleen Baker, not Ryan Murphy, and he was able to keep the Dolphins near the lead against Japan's Ryosu Irie.

"I expected Murphy for the Americans tonight but because you swim in your own lane, it doesn't really matter. We had a great swim," he said.

"We didn't even really think about [the world record] but Jake [Packard] spotted it. To be two years out and posting quick times, we're looking forward to it [Tokyo 2020]."

Packard continued his good night after taking silver in the 100m breaststroke to hand over to Emma McKeon, who had Caeleb Dressel trying to mow her down, while she was doing her best to get past Japanese teen Rikako Ikee.

The Japanese turned with a lead but Campbell snuffed that out after 20m. She hit the burners and the race was as good as over. America experimented with a female-male-male-female strategy but that could be short-lived given their result.

The mixed medley relay will makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo, by which point the world mark looks certain to be lowered. Australia just announced themselves as major players.

Titmus has record, Ledecky in sights .
Australia's Ariarne Titmus is eyeing off a new national record - and American great Katie Ledecky - in the Pan Pacs 400m freestyle final in Tokyo. Australia's Ariarne Titmus will have a new national record - and American great Katie Ledecky - in her sights in Saturday night's Pan Pacs 400m freestyle final.Fresh from Australia's 4x200m relay win, Titmus, 17, cruised to clock four minutes, 06.47 seconds to win her 400m heat and qualify third fastest for the medal race.The woman to beat will once again be world and Olympic champion Ledecky, who was top qualifier almost four seconds faster than Titmus.

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