Allison Schmitt is Feeling Wise in her 4th Olympic Cycle (Video)

2019 U.S. OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Reported by Anne Lepesant.

WOMEN’S 200M FREESTYLE – FINAL

Podium:

  1. Allison Schmitt (SUN) – 1:56.47
  2. Siobhan Haughey (HKG) – 1:57.14
  3. Simone Manuel (ALTO) – 1:57.21

B final:

  1. Katie Ledecky (NCAP) – 1:56.24

Katie Ledecky kicked things off with a new U.S. Open Meet record in the B final of the women’s 200 free. She attacked the race from the outset and put nearly a body length of clear water in her wake by the 100 wall. She touched in 1:56.24 to take down the hours-old meet record of 1:57.41 set by Simone Manuel in prelims.

In the championship final, Allison Schmitt established the pace early on and held off a strong finish from Siobhan Haughey to secure the victory. Schmitt finished with 1:56.47, while Haughey edged Manuel for the silver medal, 1:57.14 to 1:57.21.

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