Johnson, Rutherford Win at IPC World Champs

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina, Dec. 13. JENNIFER Johnson of San Diego won gold in the 50m backstroke for S1 swimmers and Mikhaila Rutherford earned two silver medals in the SM10 division to highlight Day 4 of the IPC World Swimming Championships in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Rutherford's 2:45.64 in the 200m IM was an American record for the 14 year-old from Alameda, Calif.

Here are the results from the US team on the fourth day of the IPC World Championships.

1st Jennifer Johnson S1 50 Back 2:07.74
2nd Mkhaila Rutherford SM10 200 IM 2 45.64 AMERICAN RECORD
2nd Mikhaila Rutherford SB8 100 Breast 1:27.20
3rd Kelly Crowley SM9 200 IM 2:51.46
3rd Team USA 49 Point 400 Medley Relay 5:40.14
-Jennifer Butcher, Anessa Kemna, Carrie Willoughby, Mandy Sommers
4th Brandi Van Anne S6 400 Free 7:14.63
4th Deb Gruen S7 400 Free 6:10.02
4th Lantz Lamback S7 400 Free 5:32.99
4th Omar Merheb S1 50 Back 2:23.19
5th Carrie Willoughby S13 100 Fly 1:14.28
5th Michael Prout SM9 200 IM 2:33.81 AMERICAN RECORD
6th Anessa Kemna S11 100 Breast 1:54.67
7th Curtis Lovejoy S2 50 Back 1:23.84
-Prelims 1:12.72 AMERICAN RECORD
7th Michael DeMarco S3 50 Back 1:05.28
-Prelims 1:04.57 AMERICAN RECORD

Preliminary Swims
Jarrett Perry SM 9 200 IM 2:34.83
-DQ'd in finals

Medal Count (TOP 5 Countries)
Country Gold/Silver/Bronze Total Medals
Great Britain 22/17/15 54
Spain 11/11/11 33
Canada 17/10/3 30
China 12/5/6 23
USA 8/7/7 22

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