Sydney Uni’s Matt Jaukovic sent an ominous warning to rivals last night, finishing first in his 50m Butterfly semi final at the 2009 Telstra Australian Swimming Championships.
Jaukovic, the current 50m shorcourse Butterfly world record holder, is the third fastest qualifier for the final, finishing in 23.65 seconds, behind Beijing Olympian Andrew Lauterstein, Matt Targett and Geoff Huegill.
Tonight’s 50m Butterfly final is set to be one of the stand out events of the Championships’ – with all qualifiers separated by only a single second.
Born in Montenegro, Jaukovic, a Sydney Uni Elite Athlete Program Scholarship holder came to Australia to study Law and Economics at The University of Sydney. Now in his third year, he is reaping the rewards of his hard work both in and out of the water.
Jaukovic feels that he has had wonderful support in his preparation for this competition. Being part of the program and Sydney Uni Swim Club means I don’t have to worry about anything, but getting the best out of myself’ said Jaukovic.
The Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness community wait with baited breathe for the results of tonight’s final.
For more information contact:
Shari Wakefield – Communications & Publications Co-ordinator, Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness