Sibling rivalry did not turn out so well for one of Adam and Eve’s first two children, but for swimming sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell, the Australian 2016 Rio Olympic swimming trials turned out, well, swimmingly.
Cate was the faster of the two in the 100m freestyle in Adelaide on Tuesday night, almost equally her personal best of 52.33 with a 52.38 time that pushed her reigning world champion sister to second.
The one-two result means that both of them will represent Australia in Rio. Winning the individual spots means that both will also get a sport on the 4 x 100 relay team.
Both sisters are veterans of the 2012 London Olympics, where they were the first siblings to make the Australian Olympic swim team in 40 years. Both are also dealing with minor injuries to their swimming appendages, Cate a wrist issue and Bronte a balky shoulder.
On the men’s side, McEvoy backed his third fastest ever in the 100m qualifying with an impressive top mark in qualifying for the 50m. His time in the 100m was less than two-tenths of a second outside the record established in 2009 by Brazilian Cesar Cielo, who was wearing a neoprene supersuit at the time.