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Cate Campbell set for Pan Pacs after 100m freestyle win

2018-07-02 14:46
Cate Campbell (Gallo)

Adelaide - Australia's sprint queen Cate Campbell says she is targeting next month's Pan Pacs as major preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after winning the 100m freestyle at the trials in Adelaide on Monday. 

With sister and Commonwealth Games conqueror Bronte taking a break from swimming for the rest of this year, Campbell clocked 52.61 to beat Emma McKeon and Shayna Jack. 

Campbell was well under the qualifying time for the Pan Pacs in Tokyo next month. 

"One of my big drawcards for Pan Pacs is the fact that we get to check out Tokyo," Campbell said. 

"I've got my sights set on that, I've got 2020 vision and Pan Pacs will be just across the road from the new stadium they're building. 

"That was a really good swim, I didn't know what to expect coming into it, and it was a little hard getting stuck back into Commonwealth Games that was such a big high for everyone." 

In Monday's other finals, Jack Cartwright won the men's 100m freestyle in 48.33 from Alexander Graham and James Roberts. 

Kyle Chalmers, who has already been pre-selected for the Pan Pacs following his performances at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April, was fourth in 49.46. 

Kaylee McKeown won the women's 100m backstroke in 59.62, while David Morgan won the men's 200m butterfly in 1:56.98 and Mitch Larkin won the men's 100m backstroke in 53.66. 

The Pan Pacific Championships will be held from August 9-14.

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