Race Video: Jessica Hardy Swims Second Fastest Time in the World in the Women’s 50 m Breast

by Gisselle Kohoyda 3

August 10th, 2014 National, News

 Jessica Hardy of Trojan wrapped up the race with absolutely no issue with a winning time of 30.12  and got stronger as she continued to cruise through with the second fastest time in the world this year. Breeja Larson took second.

Lilly King threw down with some outside smoke and took the B final from lane 1 with a 31.18.

Nikol Popov had the race under control from the start and finished first in the C final with a time of 31.97.

A Final: Jessica Hardy, Trojan, 30.12, Lane 4

B Final: Lilly King, NSC, 31.18, Lane 1

C Final: Nikol Popov, CANYACA, 31.97, Lane 4

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Danjohnrob

Can I please get 2 clarifications fro the staff?

1. It says above that Larson secured a Pan Pac Team spot. I thought that the 50 stroke events did NOT determine Pan Pac spots.

2. Rowdy states in the video that there are no 50 stroke races at Pan Pac’s. I thought I read on this site that there ARE 50 stroke races at Pan Pacs but only Olympic events were being used to choose the team.

1. Error.
2. Rowdy is correct. Schedule here: http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/documents/bf/pan-pacs-program.pdf

Danjohnrob

Thanks, Braden! I did see that Pan Pac schedule, but I swear I read somewhere on this site that they WERE having 50’s, so I thought it was on oversight. Well now all is clear. You must be exhausted, I hope you get to take a break soon! 🙂

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Midland, Michigan native Gisselle Kohoyda is all too familiar with life in the pool and on the deck, even with her late start in the sport at the age of 14. This part time coach and full time breaststroker focuses her driven energy towards social media management, journalism, writing practices, …

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