Siobhan-Marie O’Connor gives insightful press conference (Video)

Captured by D’Artagnan Dias.

Produced by Coleman Hodges.

Reported by Mitch Bowmile.


Start List: click here
Top Seed: 2:07.57 – Siobhan-Marie O’Connor – Great Britain
World Record: 2:06.12 (2015) – Katinka Hosszu – Hungary
JR World Record: 2:10.76 – Imai Runa – Japan
Olympic Record: 2:07.45 (2016) – Katinka Hosszu – Hungary
2012 Olympic Champion: 2:07.57 – Ye Shiwen – China

Katinka Hosszu managed to win her third gold of these Olympic Games, touching first in the women’s 200m IM in order to beat Great Britain’s Soibhan-Marie O’Connor.

Hosszu put a scare on her world record, but ultimately fell short, posting a time of  2:06.58 to break the Olympic record she set in prelims.

O’Connor managed to hold on for the silver medal, touching in at 2:06.88 to record her personal best time in the event.

American Maya DiRado ended up finishing in the bronze medal position, adding to the silver she won in the 400m IM earlier in the meet. DiRado was a 2:08.79. Her American teammate Melanie Margalis was fourth in 2:09.21.

  1. Katinka Hosszu – Hungary – 2:06.58 OR
  2. Siobhan-Marie O’Connor – 2:06.88
  3. Maya Dirado – USA – 2:08.79
  4. Melanie Margalis – USA – 2:09.21
  5. Alicia Coutts – Australia – 2:10.88
  6. Sydney Pickrem – Canada – 2:11.22
  7. Viktoria Andreeva – Russia – 2:12.28
  8. Ye Shiwen – China – 2:13.56

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What is the interviewer asking around 1:35?

Manx Bobster

Something about meeting/influence of Steve Redgrave (multi-medalled British rower for those across the pond)




Siobhan-Marie O’Connor didn’t “manage to hold on” for the silver medal. She was closing on Hosszu and was light years ahead of Maya. It was a great swim.

Tom from Chicago

Great swim. Canadian women are really doing well.

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