Simone: “I’m fixing some things that weren’t so good in Rio” (Video)

Reported by Chelsea Howard.

WOMEN’S 100 FREE – FINALS

Coming off of a fast morning swim of 54.02 in the 100 freestyle, Simone Manuel didn’t disappoint in finals. She led the field finishing in a 53.66. She swam extremely fast at this meet last year as well where she went a 53.30. The 53.66 she swam tonight was her fastest time at a non-national or international championship. Following right behind her was Louisville’s Mallory Comerford with a 54.22 and Lia Neal rounded out the top 3 with a 54.38 just edging out Katie Ledecky who swam a 54.78.

The B final was stacked with world class backstrokers – Etiene Medeiros (56.13), Mie Nielsen (56.26), and Gabrielle Fa’Amausili (56.53).

Top 8:

  1. Manuel, 53.66
  2. Comerford, 54.22
  3. Neal, 54.38
  4. Ledecky, 54.78
  5. Worrell, 54.84
  6. Hansson, 54.92
  7. Weir, 55.13
  8. Kendall, 56.00

Simone Manuel‘s 53.66 put her top 10 in the world rankings:

2016-2017 LCM WOMEN 100 FREE

SARAHSWE
SJOSTROM

04/11
52.54
2 CATE
CAMPBELL
AUS 52.78 04/09
3 BRONTE
CAMPBELL
AUS 52.85 04/09
4 EMMA
MCKEON
AUS 53.12 04/09
5 MICHELLE
COLEMAN
SWE 53.38 04/11
6 SHAYNA
JACK
AUS 53.40 04/09
7 MENGHUI
ZHU
CHN 53.44 11/17
8 PERNILLE
BLUME
DEN 53.52 04/02
9 RIKAKO
IKEE
JPN 53.60 01/15
10 SIMONE
MANUEL
USA 53.66 04/13

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ERVINFORTHEWIN

She will be 52.8 this summer ……her stroke is getting better and better .

Her stroke is getting better but you somehow think that she’ll be slower than Rio?

ERVINFORTHEWIN

to begin with in the semis , yes . U didnt except that one , LOL >

Oh…my bad. 52.8 prelims 😂 lol

There will be no Cate to draft off

Simone looked great for her LCM day of competition since Rio. It was an easy 53.66.
Simone vs Bronte vs Sarah vs Penny at worlds

You haven’t listed Emma McKeon. Last year she didn’t focused on 100 FR being selected for relay only where she wasn’t at her best. I think that this year she will sacrifice 200free for 100free. She is planning to participate at European tours soon. Not many Australian swimmers do. How far she will go under 53 sec I don’t know but very sure that she will.
Shayna Jack will be faster than Penny.

I agree re: Penny.
It will be miraculous if she gets anywhere near medal position in 100 free.

She did not go 53.3 at this meet last year.

53.8

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