Kilduff hopes gold rush continues in London

Kilduff hopes gold rush continues in London

He rocketed through the AIS pool in Canberra over the weekend and now Sydney teenager Mitchell Kilduff is honing in on next year's London Paralympics.

If his five open-age world records are any indication, the Sydney teenager is on track to add to his ever-growing gold medal stash, which swelled by five at the recent Global Games in Italy.

Kilduff was far too slick for his Australian Age Multi Class Championships opposition at the AIS, winning all seven events he contested.

It was an impressive extension of the form he's displayed already this year, which included success at the Arafura Games in Darwin in May and his recent Global Games domination.

The 15-year-old suffers from autism, and hopes to compete in the S14 classification at London.


His coach of three years Gavin Stewart said the young gun was well on track.

''If he continues the way he's going he should make the [Olympic] team and from there anything can happen, hopefully he performs,'' Stewart said.

''He's doing nine sessions a week in the pool, about two hours a session and that includes both pool work and gym work. He's going all right.''

Kilduff holds world records in the 50m freestyle and butterfly, the 100m butterfly and the 400m freestyle. He also owns the 50m butterfly short-course benchmark.

His 25.1sec 50m freestyle mark is less than four seconds behind Eamon Sullivan's best, and his 50m butterfly record is well within five seconds of the world record.

Meanwhile, Queanbeyan's Bradley Jones was one of the best-performed local swimmers at the championships.

Jones, who is completely deaf, collected five silver medals and two bronze.

The NSW youngster hopes to one day represent Australia at the Deaf Olympics, which will be held in Athens in 2013.