Race Video: Schmitt wins 400 Free at the 2014 Arena Grand Prix in Charlotte

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Women’s 400 Freestyle – Final – Reported by SwimSwam

Katinka Hosszu has already won her first two events, and you can tell she is really going after this swim. This 400 freestyle is less than 20 minutes after her second race of the evening; less than an hour since her first race. Leah Smith lead through the 200, and is looking great through the middle portion of this swim. Hosszu fell off with 100 to go. Allison Schmitt really went after it, looking the best I’ve seen her in a while. She ran away by herself in lane 7, winning the event with a time of 4:08.65. Gillian Ryan was able to run down Leah Smith to finish second at 4:09.10 with an aggressive final 100. Smith finished third at 4:09.13. Lotte Friis dropped close to three seconds to finish fourth at 4:10.02. We could say that Katinka Hosszu fell off, but she was only two seconds off her time from this morning, which is pretty impressive for her third race in less than an hour.
Hannah Moore won the B-final of the women’s 400 freestyle with a time of 4:13.33.

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bobo gigi

First good 400 free I see her swim for a very long time. Perhaps since London.
It shows she’s slowly but surely back at her best after the break whose she needed.
I predict 2 very strong years until Rio for Allison Schmitt.
The 200 free is her signature event.
If Missy and Allison push each other, I think one of them can erase the WR of Pellegrini made in magical suits. Missy is stronger than ever in freestyle and Allison is back. It will not be easy but both girls can do it in my opinion. It would be one of the greatest world records ever.

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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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