Phoebe Bacon had Unfinished Business After this Summer (Video)

2019 U.S. OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Reported by Anne Lepesant.

WOMEN’S 100M BACKSTROKE – FINAL

  • American record: 57.57, 2019, Regan Smith
  • U.S. Open record: 58.00, 2018 Kathleen Baker
  • U.S. Open Meet record: 59.11, 2008 Hayley McGregory

Podium:

  1. Phoebe Bacon (NCAP) – 58.63
  2. Regan Smith (RIPT) – 58.68
  3. Olivia Smoliga (ABSC) – 59.60

17-year-old Phoebe Bacon stunned the crowd by upsetting World Record-holder Regan Smith in the final of the women’s 100 back. Bacon came into the meet with a PB of 59.02 from 2019 Pan Am Games. She qualified second in heats this morning with 59.55. In the final, she went out with Smith, who turned at 28.4 at the 50. It looked like Smith was cruising toward victory but Bacon began to take control over the final 20 meters and she got the touch, 58.63 to 58.68. Bacon’s back half was .1 faster than Smith’s, which made all the difference.

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boom
11 months ago

she cute

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