Olivia Smoliga Smashes American Record in 100 Back at Worlds

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Olivia Smoliga broke the American record in the 100 back by nearly a half second, cruising to the top seed in 55.47.

Kathleen Baker held the previous mark in 55.91 that she set in September during the World Cup stop in the Netherlands.

Smoliga finished well ahead of a strong field. Australia’s Emily Seebohm took the second seed in 57.08, followed by Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu (57.09), Czech Republic’s Simona Kubova (57.13), Baker (57.16) and Australia’s Minna Atherton (57.17).

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  1. Katarzyna Gebska-Fila

    Brawo Olivia! Życzymy powodzenia w Chinach i trzymamy kciuki za Tokyo ❤️

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      Jennifer Parks

      Fabulous, her turns must be great!!

  2. Darrell Reed

    Go Dawgs!