2017 U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
- August 2-6, 2017
- East Meadow, NY
- Long course (50m)
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Women 200 LC Meter Backstroke
- American: 2:04.06 8/3/2012 Missy Franklin
- U.S. Open: 2:05.68 6/26/2013 Missy Franklin
- US Open Meet: 2:08.42 7/30/2008 Hayley McGregory
- GOLD- Matea Samardzic, Scarlet Aquatics 2:08.77
- SILVER- Lisa Bratton, Texas A&M 2:08.78
- BRONZE- Kylie Stewart, Athens Bulldog Swim Club 2:10.20
Croatian backstroker Matea Samardzić lowered her own Croatian national record in the 200 backstroke at the U.S. Open on Thursday, winning the women’s event in 2:08.77 by 1/100 over Texas A&M’s Lisa Bratton. Samardzić broke the national mark three times last year; first with 2:09.73 at the National Championships in her native Croatia in February 2016, then with 2:09.24 at the European Championships, where she won the bronze medal, and finally with 2:09.11 at Southern Zone South Sectional Championship in Orlando in July 2016.
Samardzić’s U.S. Open performance marks her first foray into the sub-2:09 territory, and moves her to #14 in the world for the year.
All her improvement comes on the back half, as seen here in the comparative splits:
|August 2017||July 2016||May 2016||February 2016|
|1:03.57 (32.58)||1:03.93 (32.65)||1:02.97 (32.15)||1:03.46 (32.78)|
|1:35.98 (32.41)||N/A||1:35.95 (32.98)||1:36.90 (33.44)|
|2:08.77 (32.79)||2:09.11||2:09.24 (33.29)||2:09.73 (32.83)|
Samardzić also holds Croatia’s LCM national records in the 400 free, 800 free, 100 back, and 400 IM.