Anna Hopkin Rises to #2 All-Time Among British 100 Freestylers

2019 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • All sports: Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
  • Pool swimming: Sunday, July 21 – Sunday, July 28, 2019
  • The Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, Gwangju, Korea
  • Meet site
  • FinaTV Live Stream
  • Live results

British sprinter Anna Hopkin, a rising senior at the University of Arkansas, smashed her previous personal-best time in the 100-meter freestyle and became the second-fastest woman in British history with 53.21. Seeded with 54.02, she shaved 8/10 off her time and finished second to Simone Manuel (53.10) in heat 8 at FINA World Championships, qualifying third overall for the semi-finals.

Hopkin has been a rising star in British swimming over the past several years. She won the 50 free at 2017 British Swimming Championships, edging Olympic silver-medalist Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, then represented Team GBR at the 2017 Summer Universiade. At the 2019 British Championships, she became the fifth-fastest British swimmer in history in both the 100 free and the 50 free, becoming one of only five British women under the 25-second barrier in the latter.

Hopkin will swim in the semi-finals of the 100 free on Thursday night in Gwangju. She is also entered in the 50 free whose heats are Saturday morning.

100-meter Freestyle – British Swimming

           
1 Francesca Halsall 13th Fina World Champs2009 Rome 31/07/09 52.87
2 Freya Anderson European Championships 2018 Glasgow 08/08/18 53.61
3 Siobhan-Marie O’Connor British Championships 2015 London 14/04/15 53.81
4 Amy Smith British Gas Swimming Championships 2012 London 08/03/12 54.01
5 Anna Hopkin British Championships 2019 Glasgow 19/04/19 54.02

 

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Wattel is French not British

Boknows34

Same for Popchanka

Sun Yang's Mom

Hard to tell who’s feeling good after prelims. Simone also didn’t look bad, though. Finals will be interesting.

Dee

Wattel & Popchanka arent British.

Can we beg Halsall to come back? Potentially tasty 4×1 haha

Texas Tap Water

Would still be nowhere near the medals

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