2023 World Swimming Championships, Kaylee McKeown def. Regan Smith towards the last half sprint in the 100m backstroke Final as the Aussie Dolphins stay on top of the medal tally after Day 3

by Sports Benches

After three days so far of the 2023 World Swimming Championships, the Aussie Dolphins Swim Team are still on top even though Team USA picked up just two gold medals off the back from Katie Ledecky (800m Freestyle) & Ryan Murphy (100m Freestyle). We just added another gold medal though to five now thanks to Kaylee McKeown’s stunning display that saw her dominate in the 100m backstroke Final.

What a moment is has been by Kaylee whose course record time (57.53) wasn’t far off from her own current WR standing (57.45), but love how she motored her way towards the last 25-30 metres of the wall when she captured the winning move past Team USA’s Regan Smith from 2nd to 1st.

Meanwhile, it wasn’t easy to get away with things for Lani Pallister after she finished 5th in the 1500m Freestyle Final. Yes, she wasn’t bad in 3rd fastest during the heats but wished she could have the same fight as Ledecky to bring home another Aussie gold like she did in the short course World Championships back in December 2022.

Let’s hope we can stay that way going into tomorrow night where more gold is up for grabs and it’s up for our Aussie Dolphins to help stay on top of this medal tally. We got Mollie O’Callaghan & Ariarne Titmus in the Women’s 200m Freestyle, Sam Short in the Men’s 800m Freestyle, Sean Williamson in the Men’s 50m Breaststroke & the 4 x 100 Mixed Medley Team Relay.

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