Maya Dirado’s Strong Backstroke Leg Propels Her To 200 IM Victory In Mesa

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Katinka Hosszu led after the fly but Maya Dirado pulled ahead with a great backstroke split and went on to win the 200 IM in Mesa tonight. Dirado posted a final time of 2:11.09, the 10th fastest in the world this year, just off her own seventh best 2:10.77.

Ella Eastin was just behind in 2:11.35. Melanie Margalis rounded out the podium performances in 2:12.22.

Madisyn Cox finished fourth in 2:12.35 while Hosszu fell to fifth in 2:12.37.

Caitlin Leverenz (2:14.70), Kirsty Coventry (2:14.76), and Sarah Henry (2:15.45) also competed in the A final.

Patricia Castro Ortega won the B final in a 2:14.79.

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