U.S. Olympian Connor Jaeger swept three distance events and Hungarian Olympian Katinka Hozzu earned six medals as Arena-sponsored swimmers combined for 13 medals at the penultimate stop of the Arena Pro Swim Series last weekend.
Jaeger posted two top-10 times en route to his three medals in Charlotte. The Club Wolverine swimmer opened the meet with a win in the 800m freestyle, touching in 8:00.23 before earning a second win he 400m free in 3:46.30 – ninth-fastest in the world this year. Jaeger closed out the meet with a winning time of 14:58.13 in the mile – good for third-fastest in the world this year.
Also making headlines in Charlotte was Arena’s Tom Shields who bested Olympic gold medalists Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps to win the 100-meter butterfly.Shields posted a time of 52.12 seconds to earn the victory in the 16th-fastest time in the world this year. Lochte was second in 52.52 while Phelps was third in 52.59.
Danish standout Lotte Friis added to #TeamArena’s medal haul with wins in the 800- and 1500-meter freestyles. Friis opened the meet with a winning time of 16:00.32 in the mile before returning to take the 800m free in 8:25.07.
Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu recorded her second-straight six-medal performance in Charlotte posting wins in the women’s 200m free (1:55.89), 400m IM (4:35.19), 200m fly (2:08.00) and 100m back (59.47). Hosszu capped her impressive meet with a U.S. Open-record and win in the 200m IM (2:08.66) and a gold in the 200m back in 2:07.79.
U.S. Olympian and #TeamArena swimmer Cammile Adams also earned a spot on the podium with a silver medal in the 200m fly in 2:00.76.
Arena is the proud title sponsor of the Arena Pro Swim series, a six-stop swim series providing fans across the nation with the opportunity to watch the stars of the pool as they prepare for the year’s major international event. Arena is also the exclusive outfitter of the U.S. National Team, exclusive suit sponsor of FINA and of the upcoming FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
The Arena Pro Swim Series at Charlotte was the fifth of six stops of the 2014-15 Arena Pro Swim Series.
The Arena Pro Swim Series concludes with a four-day event in Santa Clara June 18-21, 2015.
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