2018 FINA SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, December 11th – Sunday, December 16th
- Hangzhou, China
- Tennis Centre, Hangzhou Olympic & International Expo Center
- SCM (25m)
- Prelims: 9:30 am local, 8:30 pm ET / Finals: 7:00 pm* local, 6:00* am ET
- *The final night of finals will be one hour earlier, starting at 6:00 pm local and 5:00 am ET
- Live Results (Omega)
Italian Martina Carraro broke the Italian Record in the women’s 50 breast for the third straight time in the final, winning the bronze medal in a time of 29.59.
Carraro first set the record in the heats in a time of 30.00, breaking the 30.01 set by Arianna Castiglioni at the 2017 European Championships. She then brought the mark down to 29.79 in the semi-finals, and chopped another two-tenths off tonight for the bronze.
Tied for 17th after the semi-finals, Carraro jumps up into 11th all-time in the event.
FASTEST PERFORMERS ALL-TIME, WOMEN’S 50 BREASTSTROKE
- Alia Atkinson, JAM, 28.56
- Jessica Hardy, USA, 28.80
- Ruta Meilutyte, LTU, 28.81
- Lilly King, USA, 28.92
- Yuliya Efimova, RUS, 29.08
- Katie Meili, USA, 29.37
- Sarah Katsoulis, AUS, 29.50
- Molly Hannis, USA, 29.51
- Jenna Laukkanen, FIN, 29.54
- Janne Schaefer, GER, 29.55
- Martina Carraro, ITA, 29.59
Coming into the competition, Carraro’s best time stood at 30.18 from last month.