Watch Bronte Campbell win 50 Free – World Championships Race Video

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WOMEN’S 50M FREESTYLE – FINALS

2013 World Champion: Ranomi Kromowidjojo, NED – 24.05
World Record: 23.73 – Britta Steffen, GER – 2009
Championship Record: 23.73 – Britta Steffen, GER – 2009

GOLD: Bronte Campbell, AUS – 24.12
SILVER: Ranomi Kromowidjojo, NED – 24.22
BRONZE: Sarah Sjostrom, SWE – 24.31

Bronte Campbell completed the sweep of the sprint freestyle races, winning the 100 the other day and now the 40 freestyle. She got her hand on the wall first to win with her time of 24.12, keeping the World Championship Title in the family. Ranomi Kromowidjojo won the silver medal with a 24.22, and Sarah Sjostrom added a Bronze medal with her time of 24.31.

The 2013 World Champion Cate Campbell just missed the podium with a 24.36.

Chantal Van Landeghem broke the Canadian record, finishing in fifth place at 24.39. Ariana Vanderpool-Wallace picked up sixth at 24.44.

The final was rounded out by Fran Halsall and Simone Manuel with 24.5’s.

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vasili

Isn’t this the relay where the US coaches passed on 2 girls with faster times in favor of 2 who had just raced minutes earlier?
When coaches don’t put the fastest swimmers, by actual times, ya hafta wonder, what’s up? Playin’ favorites, maybe?

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