2015 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES
- July 4th-July 11th, 2015 (Saturday-Saturday)
- Gwangju, South Korea
- Prelims 8:30AM/Finals 7PM (local time)
- Prelims 7:30PM (day before)/Finals 6AM (U.S. Eastern Time)
- Full meet preview
- Link to Day Two Prelims Coverage
- The official FISU feed: http://www.livefisu.tv
- In the United States: ESPN3.com
- Twitter: @swimswamlive
As reported by SwimSwam Contributor Robert Gibbs:
WOMEN’S 200 BACK FINAL
After getting shut out the first three finals of the evening, Team USA got back to their gold medal winning ways. Yes, I typed that sentence before the event began. Apparently I had more confidence in Lisa Bratton than did the commentators, who seemed concerned when she turned fourth at the 100 mark. But, Bratton had the fastest splits on both the third and fourth 50s, the fourth being 1.5 seconds faster than anyone else in the field, and won by a second in 2:09.31, her new personal best by over a second, as well as time that puts her in the top ten in the world for 2015.
Simona Baumrtova of Bulgaria was in second place for most of the race, and did indeed touch second behind Bratton, recording a time of 2:10.53. Japan’s Yuka Kawayoke and Melanie Klaren were tied at the 150 mark, but it was the Japanese swimmer who pulled away in the last 50 to earn bronze, 2:11.60 to 2:12.
Canada’s Barbara Rojas-Jardin placed fifth with 2:13.16. Miki Takahasi of Japan just touched out France’s Camille Gheorghiu, 2:13.62 to 2:13.63. Eighth place was Russia’s Alexandra Papushua (2:14.29).