Morgan Mayhem – Day 2 Selection Tracker

Ollie Morgan downed the British Record in the 100m backstroke on the second night of competition in London, erasing Liam Tancock’s mark that had stood since he donned a shiny suit in 2009.

Morgan posted 52.70 to secure his place in Paris and give a big boost to the men’s medley relay challenge. He was pushed all the way, though, by Jonny Marshall who dropped his lifetime best by 1.3s over the course of the day, recording 53.03 in the final which was also well under the nomination standard.

In the equivalent women’s event, Kathleen Dawson continued a welcome return to form with her fastest swims since the Tokyo Olympics. A swim of 59.74 in the final was enough for her to also hit the nomination standard, but she was the only swimmer to do so.

There were no other nomination standards achieved, despite a number of big lifetime bests. Josh Gammon dropped his best time to 1:56.94 in the 200 fly while Kara Hanlon swam close to Kirsty Balfour’s Scottish record in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:24.59.

Earlier Amelie Blocksidge had retained her 1500 freestyle title but fell short of her lifetime best and the nomination time.

A full Olympic selection update is available below. Note this is only our interpretation of how the policy will be applied and final selections need to be confirmed by the selectors in due course.

Paralympic Selection

A further 7 swimmers put themselves in contention for Paralympic spots, adding to the 5 from night 1 of the meet, who are shown in italics below.

  • Stephen Clegg (S12 100m Backstroke)
  • WIlliam Ellard (S14 100m Backstroke)
  • Mark Tompsett (S14 100m Backstroke)
  • Alice Tai (S8 100m Backstroke)
  • Poppy Maskill (S14 100m Backstroke)
  • Olivia Newman-Baronius (S14 100m Backstroke)
  • Megan Neave (S14 100m Backstroke)
  • Poppy Maskill (S14 200 Freestyle)
  • Louise Fiddes (S14 200 Freestyle)
  • Olivia Newman-Burke (S14 200 Freestyle)
  • Susanna Hext (S6 200 Freestyle)
  • Tully Kearney (S5 200m Freestyle)

Georgia Sheffield also made the S14 100m backstroke time, but as the 4th fastest competitor was locked out of the potential nomination spots. On the men’s side Louis Lawlor fell just short of his S14 nomination time, finishing 0.43s adrift.

Banner image: Morgan Harlow/British Swimming