Emily Weiss Brings Home 50 Breast Gold for USA

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Women’s 50 Breaststroke

USA’s Emily Weiss got her hands on the wall first in the 50 breast, blasting a huge lifetime best of 30.78. Coming into the meet, she had never broken 31 seconds before. Canada’s Faith Knelson and Ireland’s Mona McSharry also came in under 31, finishing in 30.91 and 30.97, respectively. This was Knelson’s first time in the 30-second range.

Weiss’ teammate Zoe Bartel led the rest of the swimmers, coming in fourth with a lifetime best of 31.28. Poland’s Weronkia Hallmann (31.50), Lithuania’s Agne Seleikaite (32.10), Australia’s Chelsea Hodges (32.12) and Turkey’s Gulsen Samanci (32.25) rounded out the Championship heat.

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Author: Chandler Brandes

Chandler Brandes is a senior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She is a former swimmer for the Catamounts and this is her fourth year on board with Swimming World.

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