Sunday, 3 October 2010

Commonwealth Games Swimming Preview - Men's Butterfly

50m Butterfly
1. Geoff Huegill - Comeback king. Winning Commonwealth's would cap one of the sport's greatest comebacks. Incrediblly consistent this year.
2. Roland Schoeman - Will give Huegill a great race. Possibly should be considered favourite, however, to use a lazy sporting cliche, Huegill will 'want it more'.
3. Jason Dunford - Dunford's having a great year so far.

Andrew Lauterstein - Quality sprinter. Shouldn't be far off, although Huegill and Schoeman look to be a class apart.

100m Butterfly
1. Andrew Lauterstein - Missed out on the final at Pan Pacs, but his 51.79 from Aussie Nationals is clear of the rest of the competition.
2. Geoff Huegill - Superb 5th place at Pan Pacs in 52.32 puts him second in the Commonwealth this year.
3. Michael Rock - Not having the best of years after beating Phelps at Duel in the Pool but this is where it will count.

Jason Dunford - Was a tough choice picking Rock over Dunford. Dunford's had the better year so far.

200m Butterfly
1. Nick D'Arcy - Should be one of the rare locks at this competition. D'Arcy looks to be well clear of the field.
2. Michael Rock - Received a lot of attention from the British press for beating Phelps at the Duel in the Pool. 
3. Christopher Wright - Impressive 1:56.23 at Australian Nationals in March. Strong chance to get on the podium.

Jayden Hadler - Only 17 years old, beat Wright in the B final of Pan Pacs. 1:57.07 at Aussie Nationals.

1 comment:

  1. I actually have the same 100 fly order as you, but now I remember that Dunford is in the Commonwealth and should have picked him for third. Oh well. That's what I get for making some of my pics weeks ago and forgetting to edit them.