Matt Targett has completed the perfect preparation for the Australian Swimming Championships by claiming gold in tonight’s 100m freestyle. The Victorian touched the wall in 48.71 ahead of promising Queensland youngsters Cameron McEvoy and James Roberts.
Targett’s time was just shy of the 48.63 set by James Magnussen at the Queensland State Titles last month. Targett was pleased with his swim but remains focused on March’s Olympic trials in Adelaide.
“Tonight’s swim is another step towards achieving my goal of making the Australian Swim Team for this year’s Olympics. It’s fantastic preparation to race against quality opponents who I may come up against in Adelaide,” said Targett
Michael Klim continued his comeback in the same race finishing equal seventh in a time of 50.46. Klim admitted that tonight’s swim wasn’t his best, but he could still take a lot out of it.
“I was a little tired coming into the final, but can still take something away from the race; it was good practice.”
Fellow returning swimmer Libby Trickett finished fourth in her 100m freestyle but was happy with her time of 55.87.
“I haven’t beaten too many people of late, so it’s nice to have a decent result. I’ve been training hard and I feel that the results are starting to come”, said Trickett.
In other results Victorian Sarah Katsoulis took out the women’s 100m breaststroke and Brenton Rickard the men’s 100m breaststroke.
More to follow.