Commonwealth Games 2018: WA swimmer Throssell aiming for personal bests at Games


Brianna Throssell says PBs are her target at the Commonwealth Games. Photo: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
Brianna Throssell says PBs are her target at the Commonwealth Games. Photo: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

WEST AUSTRALIAN 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 a number of team relays.

She said her great form at the recent trials had her confident of a good showing on the Gold Coast.

“I PBd at trials so I’ll be really happy if I can better (those),” she said.

Throssell says her eighth-placed finish in the final of the 200 butteryfly 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.”

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