Fu Yuanhui Posts Textile Best in 50 Back Semis at 2015 FINA World Championships

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China’s Fu Yuanhui lowered her own textile best in the women’s 50-meter back semis at the 2015 FINA World Championships.

Fu clocked a sizzling time of 27.18, clearing the 27.22 she set back in April of 2013 as the top time done in a textile suit.

That’s the second best time ever behind only Zhao Jing’s world record of 27.06 from the 2009 World Championships. Incidentally, it also cleared Etiene Medeiros’ 27.38 for the top time in the world this year.

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Medeiros qualified second in 27.41 with Denmark’s Mie Nielsen qualifying third in 27.63.

China’s Liu Xiang (27.67), Australia’s Emily Seebohm (27.70), Australia’s Madison Wilson (27.83), Great Britain’s Lauren Quigley (27.83) and Greece’s Theodora Drakou (28.01) also made the championship heat.

USA’s Rachel Bootsma, one of the best sprint backstrokers in the world, scratched prelims after battling an illness that has had her bed-ridden since she arrived in Kazan last week.


  • Men’s 100 free semis
  • Women’s 50 back semis
  • Men’s 200 fly finals
  • Women’s 200 free finals
  • Men’s 50 breast finals
  • Women’s 200 fly semis
  • Men’s 200 IM semis
  • Men’s 800 free finals
  • Mixed 400 medley relay finals