Brett Fraser’s rich vein of form in the pool continued as he won a gold and two silver medals at the USA Swimming Grand Prix in Minneapolis on Sunday,
In the men’s 100 metres freestyle Brett won gold in 48.88 seconds, beating out France’s Clement Lefert in 49.44secs, while Auburn’s Gideon Louw came third in 49.58secs. Brett won his second meet medal, a silver in the 50m freestyle in 22.41secs.
Fraser also had the satisfaction of finishing second behind the great Michael Phelps, the reigning world champion and world record holder, in the 100m butterfly. Phelps took it easy to the let Gator Swim Club’s Fraser take the lead at 50 metres, but took over the race from there, winning in 52.26 seconds. Notably, Phelps won the world championship in 50.71secs. Fraser held on for second place with a 53.26secs. Brother Shaune was tenth in 54.61 seconds in a B final.
Both Frasers have now qualified for the 100m and 200m freestyle at the London Olympics next year. Brett will also compete in the 50m ‘B’ butterfly and Shaune in the 100m ‘B’ fly in London.