2016 SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
- December 6th – December 11th, 2016
- Windsor, Ontario, Canada
- WFCU Centre
- SCM (25m)
- Prelims: 9:30 AM EST/Finals: 6:30 PM EST
- Start Lists/Results
- Live Stream ($)
Ali DeLoof set a new American record in the 50 SCM backstroke as the lead-off leg of the world record-setting American 200 medley relay tonight in Windsor.
DeLoof’s leg clocked in at 26.12, just out-swimming NCAA rival Olivia Smoliga‘s 26.13 from the FINA Short Course World Championships in Istanbul back in 2012 .
DeLoof, a senior at Michigan, now sits in the 10th spot in the all-time list, tied with Belarus’s Aliaksandra Herasimenia. The all-time top ten list is below:
- Etiene Medeiros, BRA: 25.67
- Sanja Jovanovic, CRO: 25.70
- Jing Zhao, CHN: 25.82
- Emily Seebohm, AUS: 25.83
- Chang Gao, CHN: 25.92
- Marieke D’Cruz, AUS: 25.98
- Daryna Zevina, UKR: 25.99
- Aleksandra Urbanczyk, POL: 26.03
- Aya Terakawa, JPN: 26.06
- Aliaksandra Herasimenia, BLR/ Ali DeLoof, USA: 26.12
DeLoof’s time tonight is also the fastest time in the world this year, boding well for the individual event later this week (where her seed time is 27.42). The next fastest lead-off swimmer in the field was Emily Seebohm of Australia with 26.37.
Her team, Lilly King, Kelsi Worrell, and Katrina Konopka, joined DeLoof in destroying the 200 medley relay world record with 1:43.27.