Lindsey Vrooman wins gold for USA in 800 free at WUGs (Race video)


Excerpt taken from Day Seven Finals Recap:


There have been five events so far tonight,  and now five different countries have won gold.  After winning three bronzes in a row, the USA earned its first gold of the night thanks to a new personal best by Lindsay Vrooman, who had the top seed coming into the meet.

Vroomon took over the lead from Martina De Memme of Italy at the 200m mark, then held off another Italian, Martina Caramignoli, to win in a time of 8:26.67.  That swim puts her in the top ten in the world this year.  Caramignoli earned the silver medal and was visibly excited, as her 8:28.43 was the first time she’s been under 8:30.

Australia’s Kiah Melverton touched in 8:31.80 for the bronze medal.  De Memme ultimately placed 4th with a 8:38.66.

Asami Chida (China) had the 2nd-fastest final 50 to run down Kathryn Campbell (USA), 8:42.10 to 8:43.49, for 5th place.

Justnya Burska of Poland (8:44.03) and Martina Elhenicka of the Czech Republic (8:52.44) finished 7th and 8th.



Race video comes to us courtesy of Universiade 2015 on YouTube. You can find this video and more videos from swimming and other sports at the 2015 World University Games by following this link to the Universiade 2015 YouTube page.

Our full World University Games coverage is here, and the day 7 finals recap is here.

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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