Throssell pow­ers up to go full throt­tle at Games

Ellenbrook Advocate - - SPORT -

WA swim star Bri­anna Throssell says she will tar­get per­sonal bests at the Com­mon­wealth Games.

The 22-year-old will suit up for Aus­tralia in the 100m and 200m but­ter­fly, as well as team re­lays.

She said her great form at the re­cent tri­als, where she clocked some per­sonal best times, had her con­fi­dent of a good show­ing on the Gold Coast.

“I’ll be re­ally happy if I can bet­ter those,” she said.

Throssell says her eighth-placed fin­ish in the fi­nal of the 200 but­ter­fly at the Rio Olympics had pro­vided in­cen­tive for her to go faster.

“I was a lit­tle bit dis­ap­pointed but it was my first Olympics, so I was ner­vous,” she said.

“So I came home, changed clubs, took a cou­ple of weeks off, caught up at uni. “I didn’t re­ally need to soul search. “I came back more mo­ti­vated then ever. That was how I took Rio: ‘it’s a bit dis­ap­point­ing but let’s go now’.

“It’s been re­ally good since then.”

Pic­ture: Quinn Rooney/Getty Im­ages

Bri­anna Throssell: In great form .

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