Charlotte Hook on Building From Morning Swim to Produce Outside Smoke Silver

2021 FINA SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Reported by Michael Hamann.

Women’s 200 Fly Final

  • World Record: 1:59.61 – BELMONTE Mireia (ESP) 3 DEC 2014
  • Championship Record: 1:59.61 – BELMONTE GARCIA Mireia (ESP) 3 DEC 2014
  • World Junior Record: 2:02.96 – HASEGAWA Suzuka (JPN) 14 JAN 2017

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Yufei Zhang (CHN): 2:03.01
  2. Charlotte Hook (USA): 2:04.35
  3. Lana Pudar (BIH): 2:04.88
  4. Svetlana Chimrova (RUS): 2:05.65
  5. Anastasiia Markova (RUS): 2:06.29
  6. (TIE) Zsuzsanna Jakabos (HUN)/Illaria Cusinato (ITA): 2:06.82
  7. —-
  8. Maria Ugolkova (SUI): 2:07.01

China’s Yufei Zhang took the world title in the women’s 100 fly, touching first in 2:03.01. Zhang was out very fast in 58.62, touching almost a full second clear of the field at the halfway point. She then posted the field’s fastest 3rd 50 of 31.75 and while she faded slightly on the final 50 her lead proved to be insurmountable.

The United States’ Charlotte Hook charged hard on the second half, moving from 8th at the 50 and 6th at the 100 to grab the silver medal in 2:04.35. The Stanford commit and high school senior was the only swimmer in the field to split 31 seconds on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

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Cotters
4 months ago

Way to go Charlotte! What a fun race to watch!

Lovetoswim
4 months ago

Girl knows how to pace and finish a race! In a brutal event also!

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