Simone Manuel Dominates Women’s 100 Free in Atlanta

Photo Courtesy: Brooke Wright

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Stanford’s Simone Manuel pulled away from the field on the back half to cruise to a win in her signature 100 free, the event in which she tied for Olympic gold this past summer in Rio.

Manuel came in at 53.84, off her eighth-ranked time of 53.66 from last month and even slower than her prelims time of 53.75, but plenty good enough for the win.

In a tight battle for runner-up honors, HPC Ontario’s Sandrine Mainville touched in 54.44, just ahead of a tie for third between SwimAtlanta’s Amanda Weir and Louisville’s Mallory Comerford, both of whom recorded marks of 54.59.

Stanford’s Katie Ledecky, preparing to swim the 400 free just minutes later, was fifth in 54.69. Club Wolverine’s Siobhan Haughey took sixth in 54.80, Athens Bulldog’s Olivia Smoliga was seventh in 55.12, and Andi Murez came in eighth at 55.46.



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Michael Maloney
Michael Maloney
7 years ago

Is that what we are doing at this meet swimming GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE WIN????

Neil Jones
7 years ago

53.8 in May 6hrs after a 53.7 is pretty darn ‘good enough’ for any world class swimmer in heavy training at this stage of the year. ..

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