Brittany Elmslie Sprints To First Short Course Gold in 100 Free Final

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Photo Courtesy: Swimming Australia

Women’s 100 Free FINAL:

The women of the 100 free final battled all the way to the wall for the top spot on the podium. The race came down to The Netherlands’ Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Australia’s Brittany Elmslie, and Canada’s Penny Oleksiak in the final 15-meters, with Elmslie grabbing the gold. Elmslie, a successful long course swimmer, picked up her first short course international medal with a 51.81 finish.

Kromowidjojo added a silver medal to her collection with a 51.92 finish, while hometown favorite Oleksiak picked up a bronze medal with a 52.01 finish.

Japan’s Rikako Ikee finished fourth overall with a time of 52.12, followed by Italy’s Federica Pellegrini and her time of 52.43.

Canada’s Sandrine Mainville (52.52), Russia’s Veronika Popova (52.53), and China’s Zhu Menghui (52.74) rounded out the top eight.

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    Yippee!! Go Brittany. Next generation happening already :-}