The 100 Back was a Last Minute Decision for World Champion Louise Hansson

2021 FINA SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Reported by Michael Hamann.

Women’s 100 Back Final

  • World Record: 54.89 – ATHERTON Minna (AUS) 27 OCT 2019
  • Championship Record: 55.03 – HOSSZU Katinka (HUN Doha) 4 DEC 2014
  • World Junior Record: 55.99 – NIELSEN Mie Oe (DEN) 13 DEC 2013

Top 8 finishers:

  1. Louise Hansson (SWE): 55.20
  2. Kylie Masse (CAN): 55.22
  3. Katharine Berkoff (USA): 55.40
  4. Kira Toussaint (NED): 55.53
  5. Rhyan White (USA): 55.87
  6. Maaike de Waard (NED): 56.11
  7. Simona Kubova (CZE): 56.58
  8. Anastasiya Shkurdai (BLR): 56.99

Sweden’s Louise Hansson blasted a new Swedish record to take gold in the 100 back in 55.20. She was out fast, flipping at 26.45, a quarter of a second ahead of the field. Canada’s Kyle Masse closed hard in the second 50, though was just behind at the touch. Masse will settle for the silver in 55.22.

The USA’s Katharine Berkoff touched in third for the bronze in 55.40. The Montana native who trains at NC State just outtouched The Netherlands’ Kira Toussaint, who just misses the podium with a 55.53.

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jeff
6 months ago

wow! kinda surprised that she’s never swam it at a serious college meet, outside of the medley relay

Here Comes Lezak
6 months ago

I decided to get Shake Shack at the last minute today. So I guess both Louise and I had big days today.

Last edited 6 months ago by Here Comes Lezak
Splash
6 months ago

I love the Swedish-British-American accent mix haha

iLikePsych
Reply to  Splash
6 months ago

I get why all three, but they combined to sound very Australian to me

Troyy
Reply to  iLikePsych
6 months ago

I can hear it too. Sounds very obviously Australian at some points but then not so much.

Fraser Thorpe
Reply to  Troyy
6 months ago

Came to say the same thing, sounds Australian with hint on European at times. Even the rhythm is very Australian.

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