(Video Interview) Maya DiRado Talks About 3 Meet Wins

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Stanford’s Maya DiRado has a super successful meet with a trio of individual wins at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Orlando.

She talked with the media following her third victory, the 200 IM, tonight.

Original 200 IM report:

Stanford’s Maya DiRado won her third title of the meet with a sizzler in the women’s 200-meter IM at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Orlando.

DiRado hit the wall in a scorching 2:10.77 to move to third in the world behind Katinka Hosszu’s 2:07.69 from earlier today and Sakiko Shimizu’s second-ranked 2:10.51.  DiRado’s previous best this year had been her prelim 2:13.65.

Saint Petersburg’s Melanie Margalis raced her way into second in the finale with a time of 2:11.72 to move to third in the world, while BlueFish’s Elizabeth Beisel took third in 2:12.43 for seventh in the world rankings in what was a truly fast final heat.

Trojan’s Yuliya Efimova, a breaststroke specialist, even moved into the action with a fourth-place 2:12.96 to move into the top 15.

NCAP’s Katie Ledecky smashed her lifetime best of 2:15.10 with a 2:14.36 for fifth overall.

Vietnam’s Vien Nguyen (2:16.36), Gator’s Hilda Luthersdottir (2:16.93) and Irish’s Emma Reaney (2:17.50) also competed in the finale.

SSST’s Stina Gardell won the B final in a time of 2:15.899.  Theresa Michalak placed second in 2:16.44.

                          === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 DiRado, Maya     22 Stanford Swimmin  2:13.65    2:10.77 NATS   
                 28.93      1:01.26 (32.33)
        1:40.22 (38.96)     2:10.77 (30.55)
  2 Margalis, Melan  24 Saint Petersburg  2:15.18    2:11.72 NATS   
                 29.08      1:03.09 (34.01)
        1:40.75 (37.66)     2:11.72 (30.97)
  3 Beisel, Elizabe  23 ABF-NE            2:14.02    2:12.43 NATS   
                 29.56      1:03.35 (33.79)
        1:41.21 (37.86)     2:12.43 (31.22)
  4 Efimova, Yuliya  23 Trojan Swim Club  2:15.84    2:12.96 NATS   
                 29.42      1:03.82 (34.40)
        1:39.80 (35.98)     2:12.96 (33.16)
  5 Ledecky, Katie   18 Nation's Capital  2:15.90    2:14.36 NATS   
                 29.25      1:04.69 (35.44)
        1:44.81 (40.12)     2:14.36 (29.55)
  6 Nguyen, Vien     19 Unattached-FL     2:17.08    2:16.36 NATS   
                 29.38      1:04.21 (34.83)
        1:44.37 (40.16)     2:16.36 (31.99)
  7 Luthersdottir,   24 Gator Swim Club-  2:16.39    2:16.93 NATS   
                 29.92      1:05.03 (35.11)
        1:43.99 (38.96)     2:16.93 (32.94)
  8 Reaney, Emma     23 Irish Aquatics-I  2:17.43    2:17.50 NATS   
                 29.34      1:05.80 (36.46)
        1:45.01 (39.21)     2:17.50 (32.49)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Gardell, Stina   25 TeaSpårvägen-U  2:17.90    2:15.99 NATS   
                 29.44      1:04.15 (34.71)
        1:44.34 (40.19)     2:15.99 (31.65)
 10 Small, Meghan    17 York YMCA-MA      2:17.45    2:16.44 NATS   
                 29.83      1:04.34 (34.51)
        1:44.48 (40.14)     2:16.44 (31.96)
 10 Michalak, There  23 Unattached-SE     2:18.48    2:16.44 NATS   
                 30.49      1:04.81 (34.32)
        1:44.51 (39.70)     2:16.44 (31.93)
 12 Bardach, Virgin  23 Argentina-US      2:19.59    2:18.16 NATS   
                 29.85      1:06.40 (36.55)
        1:45.26 (38.86)     2:18.16 (32.90)
 13 Belousova, Anna  19 Nation's Capital  2:19.19    2:18.39 NATS   
                 30.97      1:06.89 (35.92)
        1:45.31 (38.42)     2:18.39 (33.08)
 14 Teijonsalo, Fan  20 Una Swim-FL       2:19.11    2:19.89 JRS    
                 28.97      1:06.05 (37.08)
        1:46.17 (40.12)     2:19.89 (33.72)
 15 Kastigar, Hanna  20 ASC-SD            2:20.87    2:20.30 JRS    
                 30.76      1:06.50 (35.74)
        1:47.69 (41.19)     2:20.30 (32.61)
 16 Vreeland, Shann  24 Athens Bulldog S  2:19.26    2:21.19 JRS    
                 29.72      1:06.01 (36.29)
        1:49.36 (43.35)     2:21.19 (31.83)
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