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SUCCESSFUL RETURN FOR THOMAS FRASER-HOLMES

The Hunter’s Thomas Fraser-Holmes has made a successful return to swimming’s international arena, bagging a silver medal in the men’s 400 metre individual medley at the world short-course championships in China. It’s the first time he’s competed since the Rio Olympics, after being banned for 12 months for missing three random drug tests. (VISION ONLY)

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FRASER-HOLMES TO FIGHT POTENTIAL BAN FOR MISSING DRUG TEST

The Hunter’s Thomas Fraser-Holmes will fight a potential two-year ban for missing a random drug test. Under FINA rules, swimmers must nominate where they’ll be for an hour, every day. The 25-year-old incurred a third strike while having dinner at his mum’s, instead of being at home. “I was with my family and we were just spending time chit-chatting away and when I realised I wasn’t going to be home I changed my whereabouts hour.” The FINA board meets in June. “I’ve never returned a positive sample and I never will.”

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MORE SUCCESS FOR HUNTER SWIMMERS AT NATIONAL TITLES

He blitzed the competition in the semi-finals but Hunter-bred swimmer Thomas Fraser Holmes has decided to withdraw from tonight’s final of the men’s 200-metre medley. He’s already qualified for Rio in three events. Meanwhile, in the women’s multi-class 100-metre freestyle, fellow Hunter athletes Maddison Elliott and Taylor Corry went head-to-head. Corry was first to touch the wall, but Elliott was awarded the victory after she clocked a time closer to the world record for her classification. Corry has since qualified in top spot for the 50 backstroke.

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FRASER-HOLMES QUALIFIES FASTEST FOR AUSTRALIAN SWIMMING 200M FINAL

In the Australian Swimming Championships, Newcastle’s Thomas Fraser-Holmes has continued his dominant form in the pool, clocking the fifth fastest 200 metre freestyle time in the world this year. Fraser Holmes, who has already qualified for Rio, set the pace from the first 50 in last night’s semi-final. The 24 year old holding off a late charge from Daniel Smith. He’s qualified fastest for tonight’s final ahead of world number one Cameron McEvoy.

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FRASER-HOLMES NARROWLY MISSES PLACE IN FINAL

Thomas Fraser-Holmes narrowly missed out on a spot in the final of the 200-metre I-M at the world titles, after finishing fifth in last night’s semi. The Hunter-bred swimmer had a fast start and looked settled throughout the race, but faded in the closing stages. “Lochte will win it, Shun from China alongside him, and Fraser-Holmes fifth in his heat.” The 23-year-old will now enjoy a day off before tomorrow’s 200-metre freestyle relay.  

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