Fifteen-year-old schoolgirl Shane Gould didn't disappoint a capacity crowd on the third dy of the Australian Swimming Championships in Bribane on Saturday (12 February) when she broke existing records in the Women's 800 and 100 Metre events.
Fifteen-year-old schoolgirl Shane Gould didn't disappoint a capacity crowd on the third dy of the Australian Swimming Championships in Bribane on Saturday (12 February) when she broke existing records in the Women's 800 and 100 Metre events. Shane is Australia's main hope for the Munich Olympic in which she's tipped to win several gold medals. In the first race she won convincingly from karen Moras in 9 minutes 1.8 seconds...clipping 1.4 seconds off the existing record. An hour-and-a-half later she reduced her own record for the 100 Metres Freestyle by .01 of a second.....her new time was 60.1 seconds.
SYNOPSIS: The Australian Swimming Championships continued in Brisbane on Saturday with attention once again focused on 15-year old Olympic hope Shane Gould. The young swimming star currently holds every women's freestyle world record from 100 to 1,500 Metres event. Here she compete int he final of the 800 Metres.
The time looked good as Shane Gould led the field to the finish line. On this final length her nearest rival was Karen Moras, but the younger swimmer kept up her determined bid and was not troubled.
The time for the 800 metres....9 minutes 1.8 seconds.....bettered the previous Australian record by 1.4 seconds.
Just 90 minutes,and 6 races later, Shane Gould was back in the limelight in the final of the women's 100 Metres Freestyle in which she was racing against a record she'd set in an earlier heat.
The spectators were not disappointed in their chief hope for the Munich Olympics, and at the turn shane began her now famous sprint. Sports writers are speculating that she may return from Munich with as many as an unprecedented five or six gold medals.
At the finish the stopwatches showed a time of 60,1 seconds....point-nought-one of a second better than her record.