Personal Best for Brown
Swimming | Published:
Wed 12 December 2018
Nicholas Brown has set a new personal best in finishing
seventh in his first World Championship final in the men’s 200m fly at the
Short Course titles in China.
On his first senior team appearance, Brown elevated himself
one position from the morning heats to move from eighth fastest qualifier to
seventh in the medal round, in career best time.
Impressively, he shaved time off his qualifying swim in the
morning to close in a new best of 1:52.15. The gold medal was won in world record time by Daiya
Seto of Japan, with South African superstar Chad Le Clos and home nation hero
Zhuzao Li collecting silver and bronze respectively.
Brown earned his Dolphins cap after winning the 200m fly
title at the national championships in Melbourne last October.
He will now look to build that form into the summer season
as he seeks to make a first major long course team.
The 2019 international calendar is focused around the FINA
World Championships which will be held in Gwangju, South Korea from July 12-28.
It is just the third time that the major global aquatic
championships will be hosted in Asia.
Brown is one of two Western Australians on the short course
team, with Holly Barratt set to commence her campaign in the women’s 50m fly
tomorrow. She will race in heat five with the final scheduled for Friday.
The Dolphins’ day one activity in China was highlighted by a gold
medal to Queenslander Ariarne Titmus, who claimed a first individual world
championship crown in the 200m free. She broke the Australian and Oceania record
with a time of 1:51.38.
Photo: © Delly Carr –