Hilary Caldwell: “Backstroke Seems to Be a Pretty Social Event”


Tonight, Hilary Caldwell highlighted team Canada’s swimming performances, winning the bronze behind Maya DiRado and Katinka Hosszu with 2:07.54.

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.”

A lot of attention has been set on the ready room this week, from Lilly King‘s finger wag to Michael Phelps‘s meme-worthy Phelps face.

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.”

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Married x 3 ?
6 years ago

Is Caldwell married? Appears to be ring on finger, If yes, is this the only event in men’s or women’s where all three medalists were married?

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Hannah Hecht

Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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