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.