Ranomi Kromowidjojo Sets 100 Free Championship Record; Mallory Comerford Takes Down American Record

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Women’s 100 Freestyle

Dutch sprinter Ranomi Kromowidjojo was first to the wall in a 51.14 to win the world title in the 100 freestyle, setting a new Championship Record in the process. The previous record was a 51.37, held by her fellow countrywoman Femke Heemskerk. Heemskerk finished runner up tonight, touching in 51.60.

American Mallory Comerford was just .03 behind, in a 51.63 for bronze, a new American Record, just .06 faster than the 51.69 Simone Manuel posted at Duel in the Pool in 2015.

Comerford (on her race): “I’m really happy with it. I was just going out to race. Getting beaten by two of the greatest swimmers ever is not too bad. I’m definitely learning, and it’s always an honor to represent the USA and to be able to race in a final.”

Over a second behind the winner was Michelle Coleman of Sweden in 52.24, and China’s Menghui Zhu in 52.40.

Barbora Seemanova (52.46) of Czech Republic, the USA’s Lia Neal (52.50), and Russia’s Erin Gallagher (53.14) rounded out the top eight.

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