Trick­ett misses out on Shang­hai trip

Shanghai Daily - - SPORTS -

THREE-TIME Olympic cham­pion Libby Trick­ett failed to clinch a place in Aus­tralia’s world swim­ming cham­pi­onship re­lay team on her com­pet­i­tive re­turn from re­tire­ment in Ade­laide yes­ter­day.

Trick­ett, who had not com­peted since Au­gust 2009 af­ter re­tir­ing, was seek­ing the re­main­ing berth on Aus­tralia’s 4x100-me­ter freestyle re­lay team for the July 16-31 ti­tles in Shang­hai. Trick­ett, need­ing to win a swim- off in a time un­der 54.99 sec­onds yes­ter­day, came sixth in 55.68 at the South Aus­tralian Aquatic Cen­tre. Trick­ett was not el­i­gi­ble for the Aus­tralian tri­als due to a re­quire­ment for her to un­dergo drug-test­ing be­fore com­pet­ing. She still hopes to com­pete at next year’s Lon­don Olympics.

North Korea’s Kim Su Gy­ong ( left) and United States’ Carli Lloyd chal­lenge for the ball dur­ing their Group C match at the women’s World Cup in Dres­den, Ger­many, on Tues­day. The US won 2- 0. — AP

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