Griffith University Honours student Cameron McEvoy has swum the fastest 100m freestyle this year and is a firm favourite for tomorrow’s final at the 2015 FINA world swimming championships in Kazan, Russia.
McEvoy (Bachelor of Science/Advanced Honours) swam a scorching 47.94 seconds to be the fastest qualifier for the final, finishing ahead of China’s Ning Zetao. Olympic and defending world champion, America’s Nathan Adrian, finished fifth.
Griffith has a strong contingent of current students and alumni within the Australian Dolphins team in Russia and has been in the medals since the opening night of competition.
With Emma McKeon winning gold as part of the women’s 4x100m relay, Madi Wilson took silver in the 100m backstroke and Jess Ashwood bronze in the 400m. Wilson is also through to the final of the 50m freestyle.
In associated events, Lara Tarvit finished eighth in the 10m synchronised diving competition while fellow diver Dom Bedggood finished eighth in the 10m and 12th in the 10m synchronished.
Nikita Pablo was part of Australia’s synchronised swimming team which finished 16th and has qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Ash Southern, Bronwyn Know and Kelsey Wakefield were part of the women’s water polo team defeated 8-6 by the USA in this morning’s semi-final.
All Griffith students with the Australian Dolphins in Kazan are members of the Griffith Sports College.