Race Video: Gonzalez Wins 100 Backstroke, 2014 Arena Grand Prix at Mesa

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Women’s 100 Backstroke – Finals – Reported by SwimSwam

The wind was really messing with the flags at the turn of the women’s 100 backstroke. One or two swimmers toward the middle of the pool looked a little far from the wall at the turn, but overall, the windy conditions and the flags didn’t appear to be too much of a problem. Fernanda Gonzalez won the race with a 1:01.58 and admitted to Rowdy Gaines in her post-race interview that the finalists discussed the wind in the ready room and she had to take an extra stroke into the wall to compensate. Cheyenne Coffman finished second with a time of 1:02.25, and Clara Smiddy finished third at 1:02.40.
Iryna Glavnyk won the B-final with a 1:03.18.

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About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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