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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Another Australian Title For Melissa Gorman

Melissa Gorman once again proved her world-class status over the 10K distance with a scintillating performance at the 2012 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships in Perth.

One of the leading contenders for a podium finish in the Olympic Marathon Swimming 10km at the 2012 London Olympics, Melissa was pushed by Japan's Yumi Kida who, in her own right, is an emerging presence in the Pacific Rim marathon swimming circles.

The final results of the 5K and 10K races:

1. Melissa Gorman (Redcliffe League) 2:02:45.68
2. Yumi Kida (Japan) 2:03:20.74
3. Emily Seymour (Redcliffe League) 2:07:24.21
4. Tash Harrison (Lawnton) 2:07:35.72
5. Alice Whiley (South Coast) 2:07:35.75
6. Leah Cutting (Norwood) 2:07:57.57
7. Jessica Traficante (Telopea) 2:10:53.06
8. Hannah Tuohey (Surrey Park) 2:11:30.12
9. Heidi Gan (Malaysia) 2:13:09.31
10. Kaoru Yamanaka (Japan) 2:13:30.17

Other top times from swimmers under the age of 19:

Bonnie MacDonald (16 from Miami) 2:07:44.51
Jessica Bayliss (15 from Australian Crawl) 2:07:47.07
Kate Hofmeyer (16 from Burnside) 2:07:57.95
Sofia Jenson (16 from Blacktown City) 2:07:58.06
Brooke Wilson (18 from Perth) 2:09:23.25

19-year-old Leah Cutting took control in the vacuum left behind by the absence of Melissa Gorman in the 5K championships.

1. Leah Cutting (Norwood) 1:03:04.70
2. Tash Harrison (Lawnton) 1:03:08.85
3. Zoe Elkerton (Wests Illawarra) 1:03:11.68
4. Sofia Jenson (Blacktown City) 1:03:48.06
5. Sigrid De Vries (Perth) 1:03:50.28
6. Brooke Wilson (Perth) 1:03:52.18
7. Heidi Gan (Malaysia) 1:03:53.77
8. Melody Remnant (Onkaparinga) 1:03:59.26
9. Hannah Tuohey (Surrey Park) 1:04:07.42
10. Claire Nicholls (West Illawarra) 1:04:15.07

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