Laukkanen Overtakes Supersuited Finnish Record In 100 IM Semi-Final


  • Tuesday, December 11th – Sunday, December 16th
  • Hangzhou, China
  • Tennis Centre, Hangzhou Olympic & International Expo Center
  • Live Results (Omega)

Finland’s Jenna Laukkanen fired off a new National Record-setting effort while competing in the women’s 100 IM at the 2018 FINA Short Course World Championships.

After registering a time of 59.39 in the prelims to capture a spot for the semi-finals, the 23-year-old busted out a monster personal best of 58.60 yesterday evening to take the 6th slot for tonight’s final in Hangzhou. That mark took down a supersuited Finnish National Record in the event of 58.86 set by Hanna-Maria Seppälä way back in Instanbul in 2009. Splitting 26.97/32.13 in that semi, Laukkanen kissed that old mark good-bye by .26.

Although Laukkanen added a bit of time in tonight’s final to settle for 59.11 and 7th place, most of the swimming world rejoices whenever a rubber suit record bites the dust.

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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