Kelsi Worrell Clips Torres’ American Record with 25.4 in 50 Fly Final

2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

American Kelsi Worrell was the fastest woman off the blocks in tonight’s 50 fly final at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest. She wasn’t able to hang on for a podium spot amongst the loaded field, but she finished 4th in a new American Record with a 24.48. Her time was also a new North American continental record.

Worrell’s swim took down the former American Record of 25.50, which was set by American sprinting legend Dara Torres back in the 2009 supersuit era. Worrell is now tied as the 9th fastest performer ever with Marieke D’Cruz. Tonight’s silver medalist Ranomi Kromowidjojo (25.38) became the 7th fastest performer ever, while bronze medalist Farida Osman (25.39) became the 8th fastest performer ever.

FASTEST ALL-TIME PERFORMERS: WOMEN’S 50 FLY

1 Sarah Sjostrom 24.43
2 Therese Alshammar 25.07
3 Fran Halsall 25.2
4 Jeanette Ottesen 25.24
5 Marleen Veldhuis 25.28
6 Lu Ying 25.37
7 Ranomi Kromowidjojo 25.38
8 Farida Osman 25.39
9 Kelsi Worrell 25.48
9 Marieke D’Cruz 25.48

FASTEST ALL-TIME PERFORMANCES: WOMEN’S 50 FLY

1 Sarah Sjostrom 24.43
2 Sarah Sjostrom 24.6
3 Sarah Sjostrom 24.69
4 Sarah Sjostrom 24.76
5 Sarah Sjostrom 24.87
6 Sarah Sjostrom 24.9
7 Sarah Sjostrom 24.95
8 Sarah Sjostrom 24.95
9 Sarah Sjostrom 24.96
9 Sarah Sjostrom 24.96

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Lauren Neidigh is a former NCAA swimmer at the University of Arizona and the University of Florida. She got her M.S. in Criminology from Florida State and seems exceptionally confused about which team she should cheer for during the college football season. Lauren is currently a coach at Loggerhead Aquatics …

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