Two World Records in One Night
Oh what a night! Superinteractiv were thrilled to assist our athletes and their support teams with training tools for Australia’s swimmers and cyclists to achieve their best and be the fastest in the world ever!!
The first day of competition at the 2018 Commonwealth Games saw two world records and five gold medals for Australia.
Cycling World Record “It’s a piece of history”
At the Anna Meares Velodrome the Australian men's 4km pursuit team set a record time with Kelland O’Brien, Sam Welsford, Leigh Howard and Alex Porter combining to win gold in new world record time of 3:49.8. Australian track cycling coach Tim Decker said, “This has been a long time coming and there have been so many people who have had so much impact along the way.” Sports Cam, Superinteractiv’s iPhone camera app with configurable settings and an external trigger was customised on request to meet the needs of the South Australian Sports Institute and capture images of team performance in speed training for this epic achievement.
In the women’s team final, Ashlee Ankudinoff, AnnetteEdmondson, Amy Cure and Alexandra Manly had nearly lapped New Zealand on the lightning fast track in front of a sold-out crowd of 4000 spectators. Duo Stephanie Morton and Kaarle McCulloch cycled to victory ahead of New Zealand winning Gold in the women’s team sprint. Awesome work by all the team committed to excellence and innovation!
Swimming World Record “This is the stuff of dreams”
Later that night the star-studded Australian women's 4x100m freestyle line-up of Shayna Jack, Bronte Campbell, Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell combined to set a new world record of 3min30.05sec. Shayna Jack hit the water first with a personal best of 54.03sec and the amazing Cate Campbell brought it home swimming the fastest relay split of all-time, an awe inspiring 51sec flat! WOW!!... Together the team shaved six-tenths of a second off the record the team set in 2016 Rio Olympics! "To finish the night with a world record, you can't ask for anything more. It's amazing," Emma McKeon said
Developed in the lead up to the 2016 Rio Olympics, Superinteractiv’s Pool Pad App puts accurate relay changeover times in the palm of your hand poolside. Swimming Australia uses Pool Pad across their talent network for athlete development in their daily training environment . “The simple and effective relay feature has proved very popular and has supported simple and effective ‘Fast Frank Feedback’ at training for everyone on the team” said Dr Richard Helmer,CEO, Superinteractiv.
Dr Helmer said, “It was fabulous to see Olympic champ Mack Horton claim Australia's first gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games with a masterly swim in the men's 400m freestyle.” He and his performance team are the pioneers who championed the development of Pool Pad from their base at the Victorian Institute of Sport.