2023 World Swimming Championships: Some may have fell short of the Top 3 last night on Day 2 but Aussies hang on top of the medal tally

by Sports Benches

There’s nothing much happening last night on Day 2 of the 2023 World Swimming Championships over in Fukuoka, Japan, for our Aussie Dolphins Swim Team when they may not have collected any medals at all, but they’re still holding out in front with four gold going into Day 3 today.

Some of them have put in a huge effort as seen during the lead-up races beforehand, especially with the likes of Emma McKeon (4th) & Brianna Throssell (7th) over in the women’s 100m butterfly Final. However, their results in that final meet weren’t quite enough to reach the Top 3 or even the best on top of the podium.

The same goes to Jenna Forrester as the lone Aussie in the Women’s 200m IM Final after Kaylee McKeown’s unfortunate DQ in the heats on Day 1, although Kaylee will be looking to rebound in the women’s 100m backstroke final tonight. Back to Jenna now, she was 3rd fastest and 6th overall in the heats followed by 2nd fastest & 4th overall in the semis beforehand, which wasn’t bad for a start to hopefully go one better. But again, she just fell short by two seconds at the finish line (2:08:98) to Yiting Yu as well as Alex Walsh (2nd) & Kate Douglass (1st) both from Team USA.

Oh so close but sure she’ll get better with more rewards coming her way going into the next world champs and Olympics.

As said, we could see our Aussies collect at least a gold or two tonight. All of Australia will be behind Kaylee thanks to her backstroking prowess when she will take centre stage in the women’s 100m final. It’s not just Kaylee you need to cheer on, but there’s also Lani Pallister over in the Women’s 1500m freestyle where she will be up against Katie Ledecky. I know this can be a bit of stretch when comparing the two, but I’m sure Dawn Fraser will be watching her swim on the Tele at home hoping she gets gold. Who knows? The Dolphins might still be in 1st on the medal tally after all at the of Day 3.

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