Justina Kozan was Out of Pool This Summer After Dog Bite to Face (Video)

2019 USA SWIMMING SPEEDO JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Reported by Karl Ortegon.

WOMEN’S 200 FREE – FINALS

  • World Record: 1:52.98 7/29/2009 Federica Pellegrini
  • World Junior Record: 1:55.43 7/24/2019 Juxuon Yang
  • Meet Record: 1:58.26 8/11/2011 Lia Neal
  • U.S. Open Record: 1:54.40 6/25/2012 Allison Schmitt
  • Olympic Trials Cut: 2:01.69

TOP 3

  1. Justina Kozan (Brea Aquatics) – 1:59.48
  2. Miranda Heckman (Pleasanton Seahawks) – 2:00.31
  3. Riley Francis (Lakeside Aquatic Club) – 2:00.75

15-year-old Justina Kozan broke two minutes tonight to win the 200 free, two tenths off of her lifetime best. She was the class of the field, though, untouchable down the final length of the pool. Miranda Heckman of Pleasanton clocked a 2:00.31 for second, with 15-year-old Riley Francis of Lakeside Aquatic Club going a lifetime best 2:00.75 for third. Kozan was 30.3 coming home, Heckman 30.2, and Francis 30.5.

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Yozhik
1 year ago

Her own dog bit her in the face? Have I heard it right? It says something about owner. Once .my dog broke my skin by accident during the game and felt guilty for that for more than a week. And actually it was my fault for not being careful.

Daeleb Cressel
Reply to  Yozhik
1 year ago

It was a friend’s dog

Mike
Reply to  Yozhik
1 year ago

I understand that she speaks softly and maybe that there is also a language barrier. But I think it is really unfair to make that kind of implication about a 14 year old kid when you are not even sure what you heard.

VIc
1 year ago

Curious what type of dog.

Dansad
Reply to  VIc
1 year ago

Let me guess, pitbull

What?
1 year ago

Glad that she’s okay, and she’s gotten something positive out of the accident! Keep up the good work!!!

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