Kelsi Worrell Gets Stitches, Leads USA to Gold

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Kelsi Worrell. Photo Courtesy: Erich Schlegel/USA TODAY Sports

Women’s 4×100 Medley Relay

Kelsi Worrell was injured in the warmup pool after taking silver in the 100-meter butterfly at he 2016 FINA Short Course World Championships on Sunday.

The American swimmer required stitches above her right eye but still wanted to swim the meet-closing 400 medley relay.

She swam a split of 55.4 to lead the United States to the gold medal to finish the meet on a high note.

Worrell teamed with Ali DeLoof, Lilly King and Mallory Elizabeth Comerford to win gold in 3:47.89 — a championship record.

Host Canada finished with the silver in 3:48.87 behind Kylie Jacqueline Masse, Rachel Nicol, Katerine Savard and Penny Oleksiak.

Australia (3:49.66) took the bronze.

Japan (3:50.28) finished fourth, followed by China (3:51.01), Russia (3:52.95), Italy (3:53.58) and Great Britain (3:54.54).

1 comment

  1. Rian Wise

    Now that’s how it’s done! Good work and way to go!