2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Swimming: August 6-13
- Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro
- Prelims – 9:00 a.m/12:00 p.m PST/EST (1:00 p.m local), Finals – 6:00 p.m/9:00 p.m PST/EST (10:00 p.m local)
- SwimSwam previews
- Day 7 Schedule & Results
- Live Stream (NBC)
After the race, Caldwell talked about her experience in the ready room.
“I don’t know about other events, but backstroke seems to be a pretty social event,” she said. “I don’t know if it’s because a lot of us happen to be native English speakers, so we can all chat pretty comfortably. I don’t know what it is, but we’re all really chatty in the ready room, typically, and I find that kind of settles my nerves.”
Caldwell was happy with her placement tonight, but she feels that she is capable of going faster.
“I saw the time. I looked up and I saw the three lights on the block so I knew I was third, which I was happy with,” she said. “But I did want the gold medal and I think a 2:05 is in me, but it wasn’t tonight… I saw the time and I gave a little scowl.”