Holly Barratt Sneaks In For Gold: 50 Backstroke (Race Video)


Excerpt taken from Day SIX Finals Recap:

Women’s 50 Backstroke – FINALS

Holly Barratt of Australia was able to get her hand on the wall first to win the women’s 50 backstroke. She reached in for a final time of 28.04, winning the race by .34 seconds.

Behind Barratt, two swimmers tied for the silver medal. South Korea’s Yu Hyounji tied with Hong Kong’s Stephanie Au at 28.38, giving South Korea their first swimming medal of the games as the host country.

US Olympian Rachel Bootsma was knocked off the podium by her Cal Berkeley teammate, Stephanie Au. It appeared that Boostma was stuck on the lane line through her final 15 meters of the race. She finished fourth with a final time of 28.42. Canadian Kylie Masse finished not far behind Bootsma in fifth place with her time of 28.45.

The Italian swimmer, Arianna Barbieri, finished sixth just ahead of Camille Gheorghiu of France at 28.59 and 28.64, respectively. Yekaterina Rudenko (KAZ) finished in eight with her time of 28.75.

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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