Claire Adams – I didn’t expect that big of a drop (Video Interview)

Produced by Coleman Hodges.

Reported by Mitch Bowmile. 

Claire Adams came away with a huge win in the women’s 100m backstroke, dropping under the one-minute barrier in order to put up a 59.58. That time for Adams is the ninth fastest time in the world this year in the 100m backstroke and ranks as the fourth fastest 100 back ever from an American in the 17-18 age-group.

The 17-year-old entered the meet with a personal best of 1:01.12, but shattered that in prelims with a 1:00.08 to take the top seed. Taking another half-second off her personal best, Adams has improved by a total of 1.54 seconds at this meet.

Finishing second was Georgia Davies who was the only other swimmer in the field to crack the one-minute barrier. The British swimmer was a 59.93 at the touch, well behind Adams.

Third overall was Ali Deloof from Club Wolverine who rocked a 1:00.35 a the touch. She just secured a podium finish with that time as Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell and her touched almost simultaneously. To the naked eye, it appeared they were tied however the scoreboard revealed that Worrell was a 1:00.38, missing the podium by just three one-hundredths of a second.

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Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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