Olivia Smoliga Talks Back-Half Focused 58.3 100m Back

2021 ATLANTA CLASSIC

Reported by Nick Pecoraro.

WOMEN’S 100 BACK – FINALS

  • Meet Record: 1:00.13, Olivia Smoliga (ABSC), 2016
  • Wave II Cut: 1:01.49
  • Wave I Cut: 1:02.69

Top 3:

  1. Olivia Smoliga (Athens Bulldog), 58.31 *Meet Record
  2. Rhyan White (Alabama), 58.43
  3. Ellie Waldrep (BAY), 1:01.04

At the 50-meter mark, Rhyan White turned at 28.21, two-tenths ahead of Olivia Smoliga‘s 28.47 split. The two traded the narrow lead on the last 50, touching in with a photo-finish. Peering at the scoreboard, Smoliga touched out White by 0.12s, 58.31 to 58.43.

Finishing in third place was 18-year-old Ellie Waldrep at 1:01.04, holding off Kentucky’s Caitlin Brooks (1:01.13) and Aggie Lisa Bratton (1:01.14).

Smoliga and White now boost to the top two times in the US this season and No. 3 and No. 4 in the season world rankings.

2020-2021 LCM WOMEN 100 BACK

KAYLEEAUS
MCKEOWN

05/14
57.63
2 KATHLEEN
DAWSON
GBR 58.24 04/15
3 OLIVIA
SMOLIGA
USA 58.31 05/15
4 RHYAN
WHITE
USA 58.43 05/15
5 KYLIE
MASSE
CAN 58.48 05/07

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ZanBai
30 days ago

Smoliga on fire! 100 free tonight should be good also.

Tom
30 days ago

She comes across as super nice, positive human being…Must be her polish upbringing 🙂

Yozhik
Reply to  Tom
30 days ago

Her last name sounds more like Ukrainian 😀

Beast Titan
30 days ago

Marry me

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