On the final day of the competition Siobhan-Marie O’Connor won the women’s 100 breaststroke and finished fourth in the 100 butterfly. Despite winning three events at the trials O’Connor expressed her disappointment in her performances over the last week.
WOMEN’S 100 BREASTSTROKE – FINALS
- British Record – 1:06.35, Sophie Taylor (2014)
- 1st Place OLY Standard – 1:06.43
- 2% Consideration – 1:06.94
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor won her third event of the competition taking the women’s 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:07.15. O’Connor won both the 100 freestyle and 200 IM earlier in the competition. Although she has three victories the only one that she swam faster than the Olympic qualifying time was the 200 IM.
She posted a lifetime best in the final, beating her prelim time of 1:07.19, but was over half a second off of the Olympic standard of 1:06.43.
Sarah Vasey had the lead at the halfway point, turing a time of 31.21, but could not hold off O’Connor in the final 50 meters. Vasey finished second in a time of 1:07.50. She beat her lifetime best of 1:07.92, which she recorded last summer at the British Championships.
200 breaststroke champion Chloe Tutton finished third in a time of 1:07.61.
Top 8 From Finals:
- Siobhan-Marie O’Connor – 1:07.15
- Sarah Vasey – 1:07.50
- Chloe Tutton – 1:07.61
- Molly Renshaw – 1:08.34
- Corrie Scott – 1:08.70
- Kathryn Johnstone – 1:09.14
- Rachael Wilson – 1:09.24
- Katie Matts – 1:09.44