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.
— British Swimming (@britishswimming) July 25, 2019
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|