Siobhan-Marie O’Connor Posts New British Record In 200 IM; Returns As Top Seed

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Women’s 200 IM Semi-Final:

Great Britain’s Siobhan-Marie O’Connor remained smooth throughout the entire first heat of the women’s 200 IM semi-finals, leading wall-to-wall. O’Connor topped Australia’s Alicia Coutts and the USA’s Maya DiRado to finish first in heat one in with a 2:07.57 for a new British Record.

Hungary’s “Iron Lady” Katinka Hosszu recovered quickly from her gold medal performance in the women’s 100 back to claim the second place seed with a 2:08.13.

DiRado’s swim of 2:08.91 earned her the third place seed, while fellow American Melanie Margalis returns as fifth with a 2:10.10.

China’s Ye Shiwen looked substantially stronger in the semi-finals of the 200 IM than she did in day one’s 400 IM, qualifying fourth overall with a 2:09.33.

Courts picked up the sixth place seed with a 2:10.35, while Canada’s Sydney Pickrem grabbed seventh with a 2:10.57.

Russia’s Viktoriia Andreeva was eighth in semi-finals with a 2:10.87.

Click here to view full results from day three finals.

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Author: Taylor Brien

Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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