Lazor And Galat Use Strong Backhalf To Grab 1-2 Finish In 200 Breast At SC Worlds

Jul 15, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Annie Lazor of the United States competes in the women's 200m breaststroke preliminary heat during the 2015 Pan Am Games at Pan Am Aquatics UTS Centre and Field House. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
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Annie Lazor of the United States used a strong final 50 to take the win over teammate Bethany Galat in the women’s 200 breast, winning the short course World title in 2:18.32. Lazor and Galat both started the race toward the middle of the pack before turning it on over the final 100 to move to the top of the podium. Galat was second in 2:18.62.

Galat(on her race): “I’m very happy. This morning was my very first short-course meters swim ever. I think I was a lot more comfortable tonight and it showed. There’s a lot of reasons why my time dropped. There’s no better feeling than to get one-two with your teammate. I can’t be more happy.”

Bronze medalist Fanny Lecluyse of Belgium made it a three-woman race over the final 50, tying Lazor with the fastest split of the field over the last 50 meters (35.71) to grab the bronze in 2:18.85.

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