Kelsi Dahlia .01 Under Own American Record in 50 Fly Semi-Finals

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Women’s 50 Butterfly Semi-Final

After winning the 100 free earlier in the evening, in the semi-final of the 50 butterfly, Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands took the to seed for finals in 24.84. On her heels were Australia’s Holly Barratt (24.91) and Kelsi Dahlia (24.93). Dahlia beat her own American Record, set at SC Worlds in 2016, by .01.

Kromowidjojo’s teammate Maaike de Waard also heads to finals with a time of 25.17.

France’s Melanie Henique (25.24) and Yichun Wang of China (25.44) are the fifth and sixth seeds, while Canada’s Haley Black and Germany’s Aliena Schmidtke tied for the last spot in 25.60.

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