Brazil 2016: Swimming Night 6
Aussie teenager Kyle Chalmers stole the show on night 5 with a huge come from behind win the the men’s 100m freestyle. He turned 7th at the halfway point but put in a remarkable final 50m to steal gold from lane 7. The Aussies will be going for more gold on night 6 with McKeown, Larkin and Cate Campbell all genuine chances.
Women’s 200m Breastroke (Fri 11:20am)
Another very open final that see’s the Australian Taylor McKeown head in as the $2.75 favourite. The Aussies have not had a lot of success this week when they have held this tag and The Wolf is happy to tip against them again here. Yulia Efimova ($5) will be desperate to go one better after her silver medal in the 100m, however after fading in that race may not have the endurance here. Rie Kaneto ($2.75) of Japan has the number one ranked time this year and should get home in a tight one.
Bet: Rio Kaneto ($2.75)
Men’s 200m Backstroke (Fri 11:29am)
Mitch Larkin ($2.60) went into the heats and semi final as the $1.40 favourite for this event. But after a failing to fire in both races has now drifted to be equal favourite with Ryan Murphy ($2.60), the 100m champion. Evgeny Rylov of Russia was very impressive in the second semi final and posted the fastest seed time of 1.54.45. Another close call here but The Wolf is going with Murphy to win this narrowly from Larkin.
Bet: Ryan Murphy ($2.60)
Men’s 200m Individual Medley (Fri 12:05pm)
The 4×200 relay notched up Michael Phelp’s ($1.37) 21st gold medal and the it looks as though the 200 IM will be his 22nd. Phelps was in complete control in the semi-finals and never got out of 2nd gear. Taking nothing away from the 400 IM winner, Kosuke Hagino ($4) who is also very classy simmer in his own right and looked to also be holding back a little. The world record holder Ryan Lochte ($6) is a good chance for a medal but Phelp’s is in better form and will win this one.
Bet: Michael Phelps ($1.37)
Women’s 100m Freestyle (Fri 12:20pm)
Cate Campbell ($1.16) has been the short price favourite for this one since the markets first went up and after both lead up swims it was warranted. She swam a very easy 52.71 and looked as though she had plenty more to give. She should win this by half a body length. No need to back around her. Wins!
Bet: Cate Campbell ($1.16)
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