Gandy peaking in time for Olympic trials
13th February 2012
Ellen Gandy extended her dominance of the early season Australian domestic events by securing another butterfly double at the New South Wales State Championships in Sydney.
The Brit – who is based in Melbourne – won the 100m and 200m Butterfly double at the Queensland State Championships before taking 100m Fly gold and 200m Fly silver at the Victoria State Championships earlier this year.
But the 20-year old saved her best for Sydney, storming to victory in the 100m Butterfly in 57.78 – a season’s best and the fourth fastest time of her career.
The World Championship silver medallist continued her form into the 200m the following day, qualifying fastest before dipping under 2:06 for the fourth time in her career to take gold.
Gandy’s ultimate effort of 2:05.95 – bettered by her British record 2:04.83 from the 2009 World Trials, her 2:05.59 to win silver in Shanghai last summer and her 2:05.90 at the 2011 NSW Champs – sent her to the top of this season’s world rankings.