Japanese Breaststrokers Sweep 200 At WUG’s (Race Video)


Excerpt taken from Day Five Finals Recap, as reported by SwimSwam contributor Robert Gibbs:


Japan’s Reona Aoki, swimming out of lane five, jumped out to an early lead.  She touched first at the 50m mark, and had nearly a body-length lead at the halfway point of the race.  However, it was her teammate, the top-seeded Keiko Fukudome, who would take the gold medal, as she surged ahead over the final 50m of the race to beat Aoki by over a second, 2:24.92 to 2:26.17.  Those times put both swimmers inside the top 25 in the world this year.

Czech swimmer Martina Moravcikov also used a strong last 50 to pick up the bronze medal (2:27.35).  In doing so she picked off Andrea Cottrell (USA), who finished in fourth with a time of 2:28.08.

The final four spots went to Italy’s Francesca Fangio (2:28.18), American Molly Hannis(2:28.67), Suyeon Back of Korea (2:28.89) and British swimmer Olivia White (2:29.95).

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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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