2020 FFN GOLDEN TOUR CAMILLE MUFFAT – NICE
- Friday, February 7th – Sunday, February 9th
- Piscine Jean Bouin, Nice
- LCM (50m)
- Meet Information
- SwimSwam Preview
- Day 1 Recap
22-year-old Kathleen Baker of the United States is continuing to have a hot meet, reaping 200m back gold on day 2 of the FFN Golden Tour stop in Nice.
After clocking the 2nd fastest 200m IM time of her career last night in a scorching 2:08.75, the Olympic medalist produced a podium-topping effort of 2:07.22 in tonight’s 200m back event to win by four and a half seconds.
Baker established herself as the top seed this morning with a heats effort of 2:10.04 before spitting 1:01.68/1:05.54 en route to her 2:07.22 gold medal-worthy final time.
The next-closest swimmer was represented by youngster Honey Osrin of Great Britain who touched in 2:11.72, while Turkey’s Ekaterina-Ivanova Avramova rounded out the top 3 in 2:13.23.
Hungarian Katinka Hosszu was also in the race but finished 8th in 2:19.87 after a grueling double of gold in the 1500m free and 400m IM in the same session.
For Baker, her time tonight checks-in as her quickest in over a year and the 8th fastest performance of the Team Elite star’s career.
Top 200 Backstroke Performances for Kathleen Baker
|2:06.14||21||2018 Pan Pacific Championships||8/9/2018|
|2:06.38||20||2017 Summer National Champs||6/28/2017|
|2:06.43||21||2018 Summer Nationals||7/26/2018|
|2:06.48||20||2017 World Champs||7/29/2017|
|2:06.66||20||2017 World Champs||7/28/2017|
|2:06.82||20||2017 World Champs||7/28/2017|
|2:07.02||21||Mare Nostrum Monaco||6/16/2018|
World rankings-wise for the season, Baker inserts herself into the top performers in slot #4.
2019-2020 LCM WOMEN 200 BACK
I have a feeling this lady win take home quite a few medals (a few golds too) in her 1st Olympics.
??? Tokyo will be Kathleen’s 2nd Olympics. One individual gold would already be wonderful.
The only way I see her winning the 200 IM is if she went the 400 im as well coaches may even put her on the 800 relay if she does that
Wish her the best! She can be a serious medal contender in 2 IM in Tokyo. I would love to see her on the podium
Kathleen is amazing! She is a true inspiration to so many people. Best of luck to her in the future
Amazing to see her back in top form