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The Northern Territory news Sat 21 May 2022



The Northern Territory news Sat 21 May 2022

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Saturday May 21 2022 WEATHER 75 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Titmus, 21, now owns three of the four fastest times in history and would have been the odds-on favourite to win the 200m final at next months world championships but says she hasnt changed her mind about withdrawing to focus on the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. I just wanted to have one meet that I could solely focus on. And so thinking about that, Im going to stick to my deci sion, she said. I want to be at home for another month and spend time with my family and just keep training through. I think the decision not to go to worlds was for Paris and to make sure I didnt have a stacked year again after last year. So Im still sticking with my decision. Pushed along by teenage sensation Mollie OCallaghan and roared from the stands by their energetic coach Dean Boxall, Titmus was under world record pace through the first 150m and only just missed it on the final wall. Her back end in that race would have been insane. I think she had three suits on or something so even to be anywhere near that realm, Im happy with the swim, Titmus said. Its not even 12 months since the Olympics and I swam faster than I did to win the gold medal at the Olympic Games. ARIARNE Titmus says she wont be changing her decision to skip next months world championships in Budapest despite narrowly missing the oldest record in womens swimming at the Australian trials in Adelaide on Friday. The double Olympic champion showed last year in Tokyo when she beat Katie Ledecky over 400m freestyle that no mountain is too high for her and she proved it again when she came within a third of a second of breaking the 200m freestyle world record. Set by Italian legend Federica Pellegrini at the 2009 world championships in Rome, it is a record that many people think may never be broken because it was aided by the now banned super suits. But Titmus isnt like other swimmers, and despite not being at peak fitness, she stopped the clock at 1:53.31, just 0.33 outside Pellegrinis mark. Supersuit world record so close for Titmus Ariarne Titmus checks her time after her sizzling swim in the 200m freestyle in Adelaide on Friday night. Picture: AFP Julian Linden Tanami Tiwi Daly Arnhem Carpentaria Gregory Barkly Simpson Lasseter Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset 6:58 am 6:28 pm 11:48 pm 12:01 pm Jun 14 May 23 May 30 Jun 8 Sat May 21 Sun May 22 Mon May 23 Tue May 24 Wed May 25 Thu May 26 Fri May 27 Sat May 28 3:29am 1.1m 10:03am 6.9m 3:52pm 3.2m 9:15pm 5.9m 4:20am 1.7m 10:55am 6.4m 5:07pm 3.4m 10:26pm 5.4m 5:21am 2.4m 11:57am 6.0m 6:42pm 3.4m 12:15am 5.1m 6:36am 2.8m 1:08pm 5.8m 8:11pm 3.1m 2:00am 5.2m 8:00am 3.1m 2:21pm 5.8m 9:20pm 2.6m 3:15am 5.6m 9:16am 3.1m 3:22pm 5.9m 10:13pm 2.2m 4:16am 6.1m 10:19am 3.0m 4:10pm 6.0m 10:56pm 1.8m 5:07am 6.5m 11:07am 2.9m 4:46pm 6.1m 11:32pm 1.5m Darwin 22 34 Tindal 19 35 Jabiru 21 36 Nhulunbuy 23 32 Borroloola 19 36 Lajamanu 17 33 Tennant Creek 19 29 Alice Springs 5 24 Yulara 10 23 Location Min Max *Rain Location Min Max *Rain * rainfall 24 hours to 9am yesterday 1000 1024 1032 1008 1016 997 997 1035 WARNINGS Latest information at www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings Coastal & Land Weather 1300 659 214 Tropical Cyclone 1300 659 211 NORTHERN TERRITORY Mostly sunny. Light to moderate east to southeast winds, fresh and gusty at times over central districts and parts of the Top End during the morning. Fire danger: high in the northwest Daly District. DARWIN and OUTER DARWIN Sunny. Light winds becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon. Min 24 Max 35 Sunday: Sunny. Min 24 Max 35 Monday: Sunny. Min 24 Max 34 Tuesday: Sunny. Min 24 Max 34 DARWIN HARBOUR Winds: East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then becoming east to northeast about 10 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Weather: Sunny. UV FORECASTS Katherine: 8 (very high). Tennant Creek: 7 (high). Alice Springs: 6 (high). Rainfall: 24hr rainfall to 9am 20 May 2022: 0.0 mm Monthly total to 9am 20 May 2022: 0.0 mm Average for month of May: 21.1 mm 1 October 2021 to 20 May 2022: 1546.8 mm on 105 rain days Average from 1 October to end of May: 1701.9 mm May 21, 2022 Commonwealth of Australia 2022 0 1024 1024 1024 1032 1016 1016 995 1038 Check latest cyclone warning TC Gina Auckland Bangkok Beijing Geneva Hong Kong Jakarta Johannesburg Kuala Lumpur London Los Angeles Moscow New York Rio De Janeiro Singapore Tel Aviv Tokyo windy 17 12 storms 33 24 fine 33 18 sunny 30 17 sunny 29 24 storms 28 25 storms 11 7 fine 34 25 cloudy 19 11 fine 22 13 rain 14 6 fog 31 18 fine 25 13 fine 35 25 fine 29 17 cloudy 25 16 PROVINCIAL CENTRES Katherine: Sunny. Max 35 Sunday: Sunny. Min 18 Max 35 Tennant Creek: Sunny. Max 28 Sunday: Sunny. Min 16 Max 28 Alice Springs: Sunny. Max 22 Sunday: Sunny. Min 5 Max 23 Jabiru: Mostly sunny. Max 36 Sunday: Sunny. Min 23 Max 35 Nhulunbuy: Mostly sunny. Max 31 Sunday: Mostly sunny. Min 24 Max 31 Alyangula: Sunny. Max 31 Sunday: Mostly sunny. Min 21 Max 31 Borroloola: Sunny. Max 35 Sunday: Sunny. Min 19 Max 35 Yulara: Mostly sunny. Max 22 Sunday: Sunny. Min 9 Max 22 Lajamanu: Sunny. Max 31 Sunday: Sunny. Min 15 Max 31 Maningrida: Sunny. Max 34 Sunday: Mostly sunny. Min 22 Max 34 Pirlangimpi: Sunny. Max 35 Sunday: Sunny. Min 23 Max 35 Wadeye: Sunny. Max 35 Sunday: Sunny. Min 21 Max 34 Yuendumu: Sunny. Max 26 Sunday: Sunny. Min 9 Max 26 DARWIN Sun protection recommended between 9:40am to 3:40pm Maximum UV Index: 8 (very high) Sunny Mostly sunny Partly cloudy Cloudy Chance shower Shower or two Showers Drizzle, light rain Rain Shower storm Storms Windy Dust Fog Katherine DARWIN Jabiru Nhulunbuy Borroloola Alyangula Tennant Creek Alice Springs 2435 Yulara Wadeye 2335 Pirlangimpi 2431 2131 2336 2135 2035 2035 1728 1022 722 1731 Lajamanu 1126 Yuendumu Darwin 35 Broome 34 Alice Springs 22 Cairns 29 Hobart 13 Brisbane 19 Sydney 20 Canberra 17 Adelaide 20 Perth 25 Melbourne 15 KYLE Chalmers has revealed he was close to quitting swimming just seven weeks ago as he attempted to explain a sudden change of heart that has put Cody Simpsons spot on the Australian swim team in jeopardy. Simpson finished third behind Matt Temple and Chalmers in the 100m butterfly at the selection trials on Wednesday night but with Chalmers planning to skip the world titles in Budapest it was believed the former singer had completed a dream transition from music star to Dolphin on the Australian team. However, Chalmers has since changed his plans and expressed a desire to race in Budapest, leaving Simpsons Australian swim team dreams in tatters. The late change of mind by Chalmers has created headlines, not the least because Simpson is now dating Chalmers former girlfriend and Olympic star Emma McKeon. But Chalmers tried to explain the cutthroat nature of swimming on the pool deck after winning the 50m butterfly on Thursday night, then took to social media to list his reasons for wanting to race at the worlds. Just wanting to clear the air and also keep this short, seven weeks ago, I was not swimming and had no intentions of swimming this season if ever again, Chalmers wrote on Instagram. I can be made out to be the villain but just like everyone who stands behind the blocks I want to win and represent my country at the highest level. KYLE: Im not the villain, I want to swim for Australia julian linden

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