Molly Hannis Leaves Worlds After Death in Family

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Photo Courtesy: Taylor Brien

Molly Hannis has returned the U.S. from Hangzhou, China, after receiving word that her father died, according to Rowdy Gaines, who reported it on television.

Hannis was going to swim the 50 breast at the 2018 Short Course World Championships, but scratched the event and will likely not compete the rest of the meet. She also was scheduled to swim the 100 breast and probably the medley relays.

Katie Meili is the other U.S. breaststroker at short-course worlds and took the fifth spot in the finals. She will likely swim in all of the medley relays without Hannis.

12 comments

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      Troy Tillman

      The entire extended Tennessee Vol Swim Family will have Molly and family in their thoughts and prayers

  1. Pat Kennedy

    Prayers for Miss Molly, her entire family, friends and loved ones.

  2. Jonna Waller

    My heart is broken for this athlete. Family first. She is young and she will be back.

  3. Sandy Payne

    Praying for the Hannis family.

  4. MK Mahoney

    So sorry for this young lady

  5. Rob Duguay

    Prayers and empathy for her and her family.

    I can completely understand the pain of having to leave a meet for the same reason.