2019 ATLANTA CLASSIC
- May 17th-19th, 2019
- Georgia Tech McAuley Aquatic Center, Atlanta, Georgia
- LCM (50m pool)
- Meet Information
- Psych Sheets
- Live Results
Update: Smoliga was originally disqualified for a 15 meter violation, but after first posting of this article, she was reinstated.
Olivia Smoliga pulled off a big double on day 2 of the 2019 Atlanta Classic at Georgia Tech. A DQ in the 100 back nearly derailed her day, but ultimately she came away with Meet Records in back-to-back races.
Smoliga touched 1st in the 100 back final in 59.27, which was faster than her own Meet Record of 1:00.13 from 2016. She was initially disqualified, however, for a 15 meter violation. After the race, Smoliga protested to the officials, appearing to be showing them video to acquit her, and officials eventually reinstated her result. Meet officials have not said on what grounds the call was overturned, or whether the video they were shown had any impact on the decision.
Her best time previously this season is a 58.73 from the Des Moines stop of the Pro Swim Series.
Less than 20 minutes before that swim, Smoliga swam, and won, the 50 free in 25.05. That also broke the Meet Record, which stood at 25.21 from Simone Manuel in 2016.