Kelsi Dahlia Dominates 100 Fly At SC Worlds To Give U.S. 1-2 Finish

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

American Kelsi Dahlia won her second gold medal of the night in the women’s 100 fly, dominating the field by more than a second with a 55.01 win. That time was .07 faster than her top seeded tip through semi-finals, but was just short of her American record of 54.84 from earlier this year.

Like her teammate Caeleb Dressel, this was Dahlia’s first individual gold medal of the meet. American Kendyl Stewart made it another 1-2 finish for the Americans with her silver medal time of 56.22. In third was Brazilian Daiene Dias in 56.31. Dias actually led at the 50 with a 25.96, but couldn’t match Dahlia’s closing speed.

Stewart(on her race and winning silver): “I was pretty confident coming into tonight that I could swim a better race than I did last night. I just wanted to have run and race the girls really on the second 50. I’m very proud. It was an awesome way to finish the meet for me.”

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