Video Interview Claire Donahue Returns to Swimming Post Surgery


MESA, Arizona, April 11. ALTHOUGH Claire Donahue got her appendix taken out a mere six weeks ago, she still managed to snag a win in the women's 100 butterfly at the Mesa Arena Grand Prix. She talks to Swimming World TV's Jeff Commings about the dedication it took to get back into the water five days after surgery.

100 butterfly re-cap: Following a stunning 15-meter disqualification of Louisville's Kelsi Worrell, the initial winner of the women's 100-meter fly, Western Kentucky Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue finished atop the mountain with a time of 59.58. Worrell had touched first with a 59.48, but watched the time disappear after official disqualified her for going past 15 meters underwater. Donahue wound up having the chance to talk to Rowdy Gaines as the event victor on the Universal Sports broadcast.

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