Kathleen Baker Ripped Two Suits Before 200 Back Final (VIDEO INTERVIEW)

Kathleen Baker of Cal talked about her satisfaction with the 200 back final where she tied Regan Smith in Irvine. Baker talked about how she has gotten to know Smith better over the last twelve months and how she held her off the last 50.

Baker also talked about her stressful situation where she ripped two suits before the 200 back final and how she had to mentally calm herself down before the race while putting on a third suit. Baker also discussed the difficulties of swimming outdoors and how she overcomes that challenge.

5 Comments

5 comments

  1. avatar
    Michael Maloney

    really…cause she was BARE..ly in the 3rd one when she was doing her post race interview…and don’t saw no one noticed…lol

  2. avatar
    Juan Corona

    What brand? Katie Ledecky supposedly ripped two of her Tyr suits Wednesday as well:

    “NBC Sports reported that Ledecky ripped one of her racing suits in the locker room ahead of her heat on Tuesday morning, then did the same with a backup, forcing her to resort to an older suit not designed for top speed at the last minute.”

  3. avatar
    Juan Corona

    Not sure why my first attempt didn’t appear, so if it does eventually, my apologies.

    What brand was she wearing? Katie Ledecky wore TYR on Wednesday and NBC Sports reported that Ledecky ripped one of her racing suits in the locker room ahead of her heat on Tuesday morning, then did the same with a backup, forcing her to resort to an older suit not designed for top speed at the last minute.

    • avatar
      Andy Ross

      Speedo. I don’t think it’s a brand issue, it’s more of a “it’s hot in the locker room” problem, so the swimmers have said. Don’t know if it will lead to any changes.

  4. avatar
    Andrew

    She needs SKIN SLICK!! Helps slide that tech suit right up without harming the suit!!! Skin Slick FTW!!!

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