The Australian touring swimming team continued their unbeaten tour of Italy on Wednesday (19 May) by winning all twelve events against a strong field in Rome.
The Australian touring swimming team continued their unbeaten tour of Italy on Wednesday (19 May) by winning all twelve events against a strong field in Rome. Shane Gould, the 15-year-old Australian star was below her form of the day before in Padua, but still managed to win the 100 metres freestyle in 59.7 secs, 1.2 seconds outside her world record. In Padua the Australians won all ten events. The Australian team is on a tour of Europe.
SYNOPSIS: The Australian swimming team is touring Europe. At the moment they're in Italy, where they've been having an unbroken run of success. Shane Gould, the 15-year-old world champion was in the 100 metres freestyle in Rome on Wednesday. She completely dominated the field.
Shane Gould finished in 59.7 seconds, just 1.2 seconds short of her world record.
The field lines up for the start of the women's 100 metres backstroke. The Australian swimmers can be pretty confident. The day before, racing in Padua, they demolished the opposition, winning all ten events.
Beverly Whitfield finishes powerfully in 1 minute 19.8 seconds. Second was the Italian girl, Corulla Allesandra.
Here the women line up for the start of the medley. That's one length butterfly, followed by one length backstroke, then breaststroke, then crawl. Gould is in good form. In Padua she won the 100 metres freestyle in 59.1 seconds, only 0.6 short of her record. Against her is the Italian girl, Laura Tarantino.
They're on the last length of the 200 metres medley. In the afternoon the touring team won all twelve events. Here, Shane Gould does it again, finishing comfortably and in 2 minutes 33.7 seconds. Laura Tarantino finished in 2 minutes 41.6 seconds.