Zhang Sishi Runs Down Madisyn Cox For 200 IM Gold – Race Video


Excerpt taken from our Day Four Finals Recap:


Madisyn Cox of Team USA led for the first 175 meters of the women’s 200 IM, but she didn’t have enough to hold off a charging Zhang Sishi of China. Zhang out split the field on the final 50 by over a second, finishing with a 30.99 freestyle leg for a final time of 2:12.31. Cox had a second lead after the breaststroke, but didn’t have enough down the final stretch to hold off Zhang. Cox finished second with a 2:12.77, earning the silver medal.

Ellen Fullerton of Australia earned the final spot on the podium, finishing third with her time of 2:13.48. Her teammate, Aisling Scott, was just off the podium in fourth with a 2:13.67.

Kim Seoyeong (KOR) finished fifth in front of a home crowd at 2:13.81, touching out Barbora Zavadova (CZE) and Luisa Trombetti (ITA) at 2:14’s.

Takahashi Miho  (JPN) finished in eighth at 2:15.57.

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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