Penny Oleksiak Beats Osman and Dahlia for 50 Fly Win in Knoxville

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Photo Courtesy: Scott Grant

HPC-Ontario’s Penny Oleksiak held off PRVT’s Farida Osman to take the Knoxville 50 fly title, with Cardinal’s Kelsi Dahlia taking third in 26.20. Oleksiak finished second in the 100 fly earlier in the meet and is looking for a bounce-back 2019 after a disappointing year in 2018.

Osman may well have touched first if not for a poor start. She failed to react off the starter’s beep with the rest of the field after the women were held in set position longer than usual. Well behind the field at the start, Osman did well simply to come back and earn a second-place finish.

Team Elite’s Kendyl Stewart (26.43) and Athens Bulldog’s Natalie Hinds (26.69) finished fourth and fifth, respectively, while Cal’s Dana Vollmer, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist in the 100 fly, took sixth in 26.71.

Rounding out the final were HPC-Victoria teammates Haley Black (26.87) and Jade Hannah (27.09).

Event 21  Women 50 LC Meter Butterfly
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        World: W 24.43  7/5/2014  Sarah Sjostrom, SWE
     American: A 25.48  7/29/2017 Kelsi Dahlia (Worrell), USA
    U.S. Open: O 25.48  8/26/2017 Rikako Ikee, JPN
     Jr World: J 25.46  8/26/2017 Rikako Ikee, JPN
     Pro Swim: P 25.74  4/14/2018 Kelsi Dahlia, Cardinal Aquatic
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA       
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                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Penny Oleksiak   18 Hpc-Ontario         26.40      26.00   829  
         r:+0.71                       
  2 Farida Osman     23 Una Prvt/PRVT       26.22      26.09   821  
         r:+0.99                       
  3 Kelsi Dahlia     24 Cardinal Aquatic    26.54      26.20   810  
         r:+0.72                       
  4 Kendyl Stewart   24 Team Elite          27.13      26.43   789  
         r:+0.81                       
  5 Natalie Hinds    25 Athens Bulldog S    26.88      26.69   766  
         r:+0.75                       
  6 Dana Vollmer     31 California Aquat    26.74      26.71   765  
         r:+0.74                       
  7 Haley Black      22 Hpc Vancouver       27.37      26.87   751  
         r:+0.86                       
  8 Jade Hannah      16 Hpcentervictoria    27.39      27.09   733  
         r:+0.70

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