The Dolphins Swim Team collected just the one medal once again this time in the bronze but they’re now been overtaken by Italy in 3rd on the medal tally with two gold, two silver & one bronze after Day 3 of the 2022 World Swimming Championships.
We began the evening with Elijah Winnington’s attempt to take home another gold medal in the Men’s 200m Freestyle Final, having already won the Men’s 400m Freestyle Final from the opening day. He had a brilliant lead-up there beforehand with 1st in the heats followed by 3rd in the semis. Although he started well in 3rd but he began to falter & just couldn’t bridge that fire he desperately needed towards the finish line down in 8th.
Then we look at the long-distance 1500m Freestyle Final with two fantastic youngsters in this race – Moesha Johnson & Lani Pallister. Now Pallister would’ve loved to have a close eye on the world’s greatest in Team USA’s Katie Ledecky side-by-side where she was too good ahead of everyone, before Katie Grimes eventually caught her brilliant 1st-half run for 2nd that sent Pallister down in 3rd.
It’s still a good swim though for Pallister after she collected the bronze medal ahead of Moesha Johnson who finished 4th which is a fantastic performance by two of our Aussie swimmers. There will be more opportunities to come when racing against the best of the best – especially with the Duel in the Pool event between Dolphins v Team USA coming up this August in Sydney. That way, they will benefit more competition from their arch-rivals before hopefully upsurging them in the process & create history of their own.
And speaking more about our talented swimmers, we have Madison Wilson and Mollie O’Callaghan lined up in the Women’s 200m Freestyle tomorrow morning Australian time. They finished Top 2 in the heats & semis for a start with O’Callaghan in 1st followed Wilson in P2 on their own respective races. They better be aware of Britain’s Freya Anderson if either O’Callaghan or Wilson can bring home the gold, as well as another Top 2 finish if possible tomorrow for the Dolphins.
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