As the stroke continues to evolve, however, you have to wonder if more efficient way to teach the stroke or if these standouts are simply just anomalies.
Five big things we noticed from day four of the World University Games…
The Pan Am Games opening ceremonies are scheduled for July 10th when the games officially begin, however multiple events are starting prior to the ceremonies including water polo.
Leah Smith won two Gold medals for Team USA on the fourth day of the 2015 World University Games in Gwanju, South Korea.
This weekend’s LA Invite will feature a huge roster of national and international stars, including Olympic gold medalists Nathan Adrian and Matt Grevers among many others.
Rachel Bootsma and Liz Pelton will represent Team USA in the final of the women’s 100 backstroke today.
The relay team of Chelsea Chenault (1:58.50), Hali Flickinger (1:57.77), Leah Smith (1:59.05), and Shannon Vreeland (1:58.56) combined for new World University Games record time of 7:53.88.
Andrea Cottrell, Seth Stubblefield, and Jack Conger each won their respective semifinal races on day 4 of the 2015 World University Games in Gwanju, South Korea.
Russia’s Evgney Koptelov absolutely destroyed the men’s 200 butterfly, posting the second fastest time in the world this year, 1:54.79. That time bumps him ahead of Chad le Clos and puts him just behind Daiya Seto in the world rankings.
Kylie Massie won Canada’s first swimming gold medal of the games as the only swimmer to break 1 minute in the women’s 100 backstroke.
Hasegawa Junya of Japan raced through the men’s 50 backstroke, breaking into the top 25 times in the world this year to win the Gold Medal. His time of 25.25 moves him to 23rd in the world this year.
Josh Prenot came up big, winning the men’s 200 breaststroke with the sixth fastest time in the world this year at 2:08.90.
Madisyn Cox of Team USA led for the first 175 meters of the women’s 200 IM, but she didn’t have enough to hold off a charging Zhang Sishi of China.
Last month we reported that 2015 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 12-time medalist, Singaporean Quah Zheng Wen, was seeking a deferment…
Smith picked up the Gold medal with her time of 4:05.29, just off of her record time from this morning, and Vrooman earned the silver medal with a 4:07.28, dropping more than four and a half seconds from her morning swim.
In 1999, I would not have believed you if you had told me back then that the Bolger family would dedicate every June and July to the Mount Vernon Park Gators, and that we would have loved nearly every minute of it,