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WOMEN’S 50 BACKSTROKE – FINALS
2012 World Champ: 25.95 – Zhao Jing – China
2010 World Champ: 26.27 – Zhao Jing – China
Meet Record: 25.87 – Emily Seebohm – Australia – 2014
World Record: 25.70 – Sanja Jovanovic – Croatia – 2009
Brazilian Etiene Medeiros took the women’s 50 backstroke in a new world record time of 25.67. Coming into the competition Medeiros had a life time best in the 50 backstroke of 26.41, which she posted at the Jose Finkel Trophy in September.
Medeiros has had a fantastic few days of racing initially breaking the Brazilian and South American record leading off the Brazilian mixed medley relay in a time of 25.83.
Australian Emily Seebohm took the silver in a time of 25.83. Seebohm broke the Australian national mark of 25.87 which she set in the prelims.
Hungarian Katinka Hosszu picked up her first medal of the evening finishing third in a time of 25.96 just ahead of Daryna Zevina of the Ukraine who recorded a 25.99.
American Felicia Lee finished fifth in a time of 26.16 followed by Aleksandra Urbanczyk of Poland who touched in a time of 26.37.
Georgia Davies of Great Britain and Simona Baumrtova of the Czech Republic tied for seventh both hitting the wall in a time of 26.38.