Ali Deloof: “I did not expect to go that fast” (Video)

Reported by Chelsea Howard.



In the women’s 100 backstroke, Ali DeLoof made it look easy as she won by a second in a time of 59.43. She was the only swimmer to be under the 1:00 mark. With that time, DeLoof tied with China’s Jie Chen for fourth in the world rankings.

Denmark’s Mie Nielsen was second with a 1:00.49 while Simone Manuel moved up to third with a 1:01.15 – both dropping about a second from their prelim swims.  Texas freshman Claire Adams was fourth (1:01.52) followed by Eva Merrell who was fifth (1:02.85).

Top 8:

  1. Ali DeLoof, 59.43
  2. Mie Nielsen, 1:00.49
  3. Simone Manuel, 1:01.15
  4. Claire Adams, 1:01.52
  5. Eva Merrell, 1:02.85
  6. Kendyl Stewart, 1:02.97
  7. Bayley Stewart, 1:03.05
  8. Erin Voss, 1:03.19

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7 years ago

Is she really turning pro?? I thought she was headed to grad school & a job???

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7 years ago

why not, she’s obviously on fire, ride that out as long as possible.

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