(Video Interview) Allison Schmitt Emphasizes The Importance Of Trusting Her Training

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Allison Schmitt scratched her 800 freestyle this morning but then won the B final of the 100 freestyle tonight. Schmitt was joined by Coach Bob Bowman tonight to meet with the media. She talked about being happy with the finish of her 200 freestyle earlier in the meet, and her overall training situation.

 

Watch the interview here:

Original Race Report:

Women’s 100 free

Simone Manuel may have been second to the 50 meter wall but she was first when it counted. Manuel stopped the clock at 53.80 to win the 100 tonight. That is the 11th fastest time in the world this year. Abbey Weitzeil touched second in 54.22 Dana Vollmer finished third with a time of 54.54.

Amanda Weir and Lia Neal tied for fourth in 54.70.

Katie Ledecky (54.89), Kelsi Worrell (55.45), and Margo Geer (55.50) also competed in the A final.

Allison Schmitt won the B final in 54.88. Last night’s 50 champion Madison Kennedy swam a 55.21 for second in that race.

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