Australia Announces Women’s Freestyle, Backstroke, Butterfly, Breaststroke, and Relay Swimming Teams for Tokyo Olympics 2021

Published 07/12/2021, 12:31 PM EDT
TOKYO, JAPAN – MARCH 25: People pass an advert for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on March 25, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. Following yesterdays announcement that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be postponed to 2021 because of the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, IOC officials have said they hope to confirm a new Olympics date as soon as possible. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)


As we set the Tokyo Olympics 2021 to start, Australia has finalized their roster for this years’ Tokyo Olympics 2021. The delayed sporting event will start on July 23rd as athletes across the world look to win medals for their country.

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The Australian women’s swimming team comprises experience and youthfulness as they look to upset the odds. Moreover, some swimmers look to win medals for the first time in their careers.

Ariarne Titmus is the leading contender to break Katie Ledecky’s dominance in the swimming events, this time around. The final list is complete as the swimmers head to Tokyo to showcase their talents on the grandest stage of them all.

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Australian swimming team to shine in Tokyo Olympics 2021

While Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers leads the men’s team, the women’s team has their hopes as well. These are the female swimmers from Australia heading to Japan.

Australian Women’s team for Tokyo Olympics:

Bronte Campbell–relay

Cate Campbell–50m freestyle, 100m freestyle

Ariarne Titmus–200m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 800m freestyle

Tamsin Cook–400m freestyle

Jessica Hansen–100m breaststroke

Madeleine Gough–1500m freestyle

Meg Harris–relay

Abbey Harkin–200m breaststroke

Chelsea Hodges–100m breaststroke

Emma McKeon–100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 100m butterfly

Kaylee McKeown–100m backstroke, 200m backstroke, 200m individual medley

Jenna Strauch–200m breaststroke

Brianna Throssell–200m butterfly

Kiah Melverton–800m, 1500m freestyle

Emily Seebohm–100m backstroke

Madi Wilson–relay

Mollie O’Callaghan–relay

Leah Neale–relay

Ariarne Titmus reacts after winning the women’s 400m freestyle final, setting a new Australian and Commonwealth record, during day two of the Australian Olympic swimming trials in Adelaide on June 13, 2021. – — IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE — (Photo by Brenton Edwards / AFP) / — IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE — (Photo by BRENTON EDWARDS/AFP via Getty Images)

Cate Campbell is the most experienced swimmer on the roster, while Emma McKeon looks to claim another gold in Tokyo. Likewise, if the US are masters of individual events, the relay teams from Australia look set to dominate this year’s Olympics. The 100-meter and 200-meter freestyle relay events are their go-to races.

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Ariarne Titmus to challenge Katie Ledecky

During the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Ariarne Titmus shocked the world by defeating Ledecky in the 400-meter freestyle event. Ledecky is the reigning Olympic champion and a defeat in South Korea came as a bit of a surprise, for her.

However, Titmus is the rising star from down under and looks set to make Ledecky work hard for the title. Notably, the 400-meter freestyle event is a must-watch event for swimming fans all over the world.

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Besides Titmus, Emma McKeon scored a big upset in the trails while putting a show in the trails for the national team. She has officially become Australia’s fastest swimmer after shocking Cate Campbell during the selections. But, with the experience of Cate Campbell, they have a deep roster for both the sprint events in Tokyo.

On the other hand, Kaylee McKeown put up a brilliant display in the 100-meter backstroke event as she broke the world record during the trials. She now is the outright favorite to win the event.

The Tokyo Olympics has arrived after much anticipation because of the postponement of the event from last year. The USA and Australia are two nations that comprise talented swimmers. Moreover, these two nations will dominate the events in the swimming competitions.

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