SWIMMING: London Olympic gold medallists Melanie Schlanger and Brittany Elmslie will headline a group of more than 450 athletes heading to Perth for the EnergyAustralia Short Course Championships next week, with swimmers vying for selection for the FINA World Championships in Turkey this December.
SWIMMING: Australia has ended the swimming program at the 2012 London Olympic Games with a total of 10 medals – a gold, six silver and three bronze.
SWIMMING – OPEN WATER: Tunisian Crowd favourite Oussama Mellouli has won the men’s 10 kilometre marathon swim in Hyde Park with a dominant display, adding to his 1500m freestyle gold from Beijing and streaking away from the field including Australia’s Ky Hurst who finished 20th.
SWIMMING: Queenslander Melissa Gorman has finished a gallant 11th in the women’s 10 kilometre open water marathon, in a race where the tight nature of the course ensured there was plenty of contact for the two hours of swimming.
Schoolchildren from around Australia are getting a firsthand experience of what life is like at the Olympic Games, by chatting with athletes in London. The Australian Olympic Committee’s Chat to a Champ program is underway and by the end of the Games there will have been 22 chats with students in every state and territory.
SWIMMING: Meagan Nay (2:07.43) has finished fifth in the women’s 200m backstroke behind 17 year-old American superstar Missy Franklin who shattered the world record with a stunning 2:04.06 for her third gold medal of these Olympic Games.
SWIMMING: Australia’s sister-act of Bronte (24.87) and Cate (24.94) Campbell are through to the semi-finals of the women’s 50 metre freestyle in ninth and 10th places respectively.
SWIMMING: Australian Melanie Schlanger (53.47) has powered home over the last lap to finish fourth – a mere 0.09 shy of the silver medal - in the women’s 100 metres freestyle final won by Dutch world number one Ranomi Kromowidjojo on Day 6 in the Aquatic Centre.
SWIMMING: Less than 14 hours after he won silver in the 100 metre freestyle, James Magnussen was back in the water at the Aquatic Centre and qualifying through to the semi-finals of the 50m freestyle.
PREVIEW: Day 6 is another huge day for the Australian Team with action across 14 sports.