PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain – The U.S. Swim Team won three more medals, including one gold, at the World University Games. The U.S. has won 14 medals, including nine golds, in the first three days of the six-day competition. Japan is second with nine medals, three gold.
Courtney Allen (Monument, Colo.) anchored the gold-medal winning women’s 400m freestyle relay with a split of 55.58. The U.S. team held a seven-hundredths of a second lead going into Allen’s leg and ended up winning with a time of 3:47.98. Cassidy Maxwell (Indiatlantic, Fla.) led off the relay, followed by Kim Black (Syracuse, N.Y.) and Alison Terry (San Diego, Calif.). Terry had a hard time holding in her emotions on the awards stand.
Winning bronze medals for the U.S. were Katie Zimbone (Needham, Mass.) in the 400m free (4:17.30) and Linda Riker (Ann Arbor, Mich.) in the 200m backstroke (2:13.56). Miki Nakao of Japan set a meet record in winning the 200m back in 2:10.32. Nakao was already the ninth-fastest woman ever in that event, bettering her time by 14-hundredths of a second, but remaining ninth on the list.