Claire Adams Sustained Broken Hand This Week, Still Plans to Compete at Olympic Trials

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Claire Adams broke her hand in practice this week, but will still compete this week at Olympic Trials. Adams, who won National titles last summer in both the 100 and 200 back, is seeded fourth in the 100 back and seventh in the 200 back.

Carmel Swm Club associate head coach Ian Murray told Swimming World what happened.

“Our team spent the past few weeks at altitude and the Olympic Training Center making our final preparations for Trials.  Unfortunately, Claire had a small training accident and fractured a bone in her right hand.  It required surgery, and we are very thankful and appreciative of the USA Swimming and OTC Staff for their quick and thorough assistance.

“In our preparation, we always discuss that something will not go our way in and around the meet.  Claire is handling the adversity very well, and it is her full intention to compete.”

Adams is also entered in the 100 fly Sunday (she is seeded 116th), and the 100 back competition gets underway Monday.

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    Lyn Wilcher

    Shows alot of heart and determination. Too much work has gone into getting to this point. Good luck!

Author: David Rieder

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David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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