Kelsi Worrell Gets Stitches, Leads USA to Gold

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 comment

  1. Rian Wise

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

Author: Daniel D'Addona

Dan D'Addona is the lead college swim writer for Swimming World. He has covered swimming at all levels since 2003, including the NCAA championships, USA nationals, Duel in the Pool and Olympic trials. He is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a graduate of Central Michigan University. He currently lives in Holland, Michigan, where he also is the Sports Editor at The Holland Sentinel.

Current Swimming World Issue

Trouble Viewing on Smart Phones, Tablets or iPads? Click Here