Monday, 4 October 2010

Commonwealth Games Swimming Preview - Men's Medley

200m IM
1. James Goddard - I've got a feeling Goddard will do something special here. I'm talking 1:55 special.
2. Leith Brodie - Stunning 1:56.69 at World's last year. All set up for a mammoth battle with Goddard.
3. Darian Townsend - Townsend might struggle to stay with Goddard and Brodie.

Joe Roebuck - Fresh from his medal at Europeans, if Roebuck can drop even more time we could see a pair of Englishmen on the podium.

400m IM
1. Roberto Pavoni - Wide open race. Pavoni and Schoeman lead the Commonwealth this year on 4:14s.
2. Riaan Schoeman - Went 4:15 at World's last year, already down to 4:14 this year.
3. Thomas Fraser-Holmes - With his speed on the Freestyle, if Fraser-Holmes is close going into the last leg the race is likely his.

Brian Johns & Thomas Haffield - Johns is a relative veteran compared to the young crop of 400m IM swimmers. His experience might pay off. Haffield was pre-selected for this competition so has kept his card close to his chest. If he gets close to his 4:11 from last year he might run away with this.

1 comment:

  1. 1:55? That's a big ask from a man who's suit best time is 1:57. Love to believe he can go at least 1:56 though. And Fraser-Holmes actually went 4:15 at Pan Pacs in prelims of the 400 IM but got DQ'ed, not sure why. There's serious potential for him in that one. Men's 400 IM is probably the most wide open race of the meet.