2020 QUEENSLAND OWS CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Saturday, October 16th & Sunday, October 17th
- Coolum Ski Park, Sunshine Gold Coast, Queensland, AUS
The 2020 Queensland Open Water Swimming Championships bought underway right now on the Sunshine Gold Coast, with among the nation’s finest swimmers on this self-discipline participating.
The 5k ran right now throughout various age teams, which meant we noticed the youthful set attending to mingle with their open water Olympians and world-class fellow Australians.
Within the males’s class of 19+, it was Noosa’s Nick Sloman who bought to the time pad first, beating the sphere by just below a minute. Sloman is the reigning Australian nationwide champion within the 10okay, having earned his third consecutive title this previous January. He’s among the many shortlisted people capable of go for Olympic qualification on the subsequent alternative in Doha.
Extra Males’s Winners:
- 16-year-olds: Kolby Gubecka
- 17-year-olds: Ruben Rees
- 18-year-olds: William Thorley (HKG)
The ladies’s race noticed an surprising competitor in backstroke world file holder Minna Atherton. The 20-year-old was initially set to compete within the Worldwide Swimming League (ISL) season 2 however withdrew together with most all different Australians resulting from coronavirus-related journey restrictions.
As an alternative, the ace took on this open water occasion, ending a good 13th.
Topping the sphere was Kareena Lee, additionally the reigning Australian nationwide champion. Lee took the 5k right now simply over 10 seconds forward of runner-up Maddy Gough, whereas Moesha Johnson rounded out the highest 3. Extra racers within the girls’s 5k included Bianca Crisp, Kiah Melverton, Chelsea Gubecka, and Laura Taylor who completed in that order behind the highest 3.
Lee has already secured her spot within the Olympic 10km occasion by way of a Seventh-place end finally yr’s World Championships.
Extra Ladies’s Winners:
- 16-year-olds: Finella Gibbs-Beal
- 17-year-olds: Taylor Butler
- 18-year-olds: Chloe Gubecka