Cate Campbell wins 100 freestyle, but sister Bronte’s swim


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Cate Campbell won the 100-metre freestyle at the Commonwealth Games selection trials at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre on Saturday night in a blistering time of 52.68 seconds, but the world champion’s night was made special by the performance of her sister Bronte, who pushed her to the limit in a race that could reveal her coming of age as a contender.

The Campbell sisters had already secured their places on the Australian team in the 50 freestyle, but Bronte Campbell’s time for the 100 of 53.02, which included a second lap that was 0.01 fast than her elder sister, showed that she was keeping the more-credentialled Cate within sight.

“This time I managed to hang on, but I’m not sure about next time,” Cate said.

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