BUDAPEST: They are still but to strike gold but Australia’s silver streak has persisted on day four of the arena swimming championships at Budapest.
At the halfway mark of the 8-day titles, Australia took their medal tally to 6 – inclusive of 5 silver – after Emma McKeon fell just brief at Duna Arena.
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McKeon collected her third silver of the meet whilst she shared 2d region inside the 200m freestyle very last with Olympic champion Katie Ledecky.
Italy’s international document holder Federica Pellegrini powered to victory, ending Ledecky’s dream of six gold medals in Budapest.
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Joint silver medalists Emma McKeon of Australia and Katie Ledecky of America.
Joint silver medalists Emma McKeon of Australia and Katie Ledecky of America. Photo: Getty Images
McKeon then grabbed silver No.4 as part of Australia’s blended medley relay group at the back of an international-document breaking United States.
Australia is ninth at the medal tally behind leaders America (six gold, seven silver, 3 bronze).
Silver medalist Emma Mckeon of Australia, gold medalist Federica Pellegrini of Italy and silver medalist Katie Ledecky …
Silver medalist Emma Mckeon of Australia, gold medalist Federica Pellegrini of Italy and silver medalist Katie Ledecky of the United States pose at the days. Photo: Getty Images
The Rio bronze medallist led for the first 150m and appeared to have saved American fantastic Ledecky at bay earlier than a quick finishing Pellegrini relegated each to minor medals.
“I become quite happy with how I went despite the fact that I went faster within the semi,” McKeon said.
“Because it takes a whole lot of guts to take it out like I did mainly in a final against the Olympic champion on one side and global record holder on the opposite.
“I am quite pleased with myself for doing that – I gave it my all.”
McKeon clocked one minute, 55.18 seconds with Ledecky while 28-yr-antique Pellegrini (1: fifty four.73) claimed her 0.33 200m international crown when you consider that 2009.
“I have were given the primary 150m worked out, I just ought to get that remaining 25m sorted,” McKeon laughed.
“But it’s the primary or of an Olympic cycle so I understand there is a lot to improve on.”
McKeon may also contest the 100m freestyle and two more relays in Hungary.
She helped Australia set a brand new national report of three: forty-one.21 inside the combined medley relay final, however, they have been nevertheless three seconds shy of the US.
The combined medley relay became brought to the world titles program years in the past and could make its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020.
It took the Budapest world record tally to seven.
Meanwhile, Australia’s Cameron McEvoy and rookie teammate Jack Cartwright emerged from a quick semi-very the last subject to qualify inside the pinnacle 5 for Thursday night time’s 100m freestyle final.
McEvoy – the 2015 international titles silver medallist – clocked forty seven.95 seconds to be fourth fastest for Thursday’s final.
Remarkably, 18-year-old Cartwright (47.97 PB) was additionally among five swimmers to shatter the forty-eight-second barrier to qualify fifth quickest.
HOW THE AUSTRALIANS FARED ON DAY FOUR
* Women’s 200m freestyle very last
Emma McKeon (one minute, fifty-five.18 seconds) – silver.