Cate and Bronte Campbell have become the first siblings in 40 years to be
selected for the Australian Olympic swim team. The sisters were selected after
the Thursday trails after a one-two finish in the 50-meter freestyle.
ADELAIDE, Australia: Sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell became the first
siblings in 40 years to be selected in Australia’s Olympic swimming team
with a one-two finish in the 50-metre freestyle final at the selection trials
Cate, 19, who had already clinched selection for London as runner-up in
the 100m freestyle, won the one-lap dash in 24.44 seconds.
Bronte, two years younger, was second in 24.61 with three-time Olympic
champion Libby Trickett missing out on an individual swim in fourth
place (24.86) after gaining a relay spot for London in the 100m event.
The last siblings to swim for Australia at an Olympics were Neil and Greg
Rogers and Karen and Narelle Moras, all in the same team at Munich in
“I’ve only just been informed and it’s pretty rare to have two high-calibre
athletes in one family and to peak at the same trials, it’s just incredible,”
“Because we train together and have to race each other so often we’ve
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