Video Interview: Louise Hansson Hungry For International Breakthrough

Photo Courtesy: Swimming World Magazine

USC sophomore Louise Hansson had a stellar night at finals of the 2017 USA College Challenge, nabbing two wins for the PAC-12 and throwing down some quick early-season times. Her 100 butterfly was over half a second quicker than the rest of the field, touching in 51.28 for the win. She also destroyed the competition in the 100 freestyle, sprinting to a winning time of 47.57 in her first 100 free of the season.

In the interview, she discusses how racing with PAC-12 rivals as teammates is relaxing and exciting, and how she is proud of her USC teammates’ successes in the session. When asked about her position on the “bubble” of an international breakthrough at World Championships, Hansson claimed that she has been getting better and better with every championship, and she is hungry to race on the big stage.

Hansson also credits college swimming as challenging her to not be afraid to go up against the best swimmers in the world.

 

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Author: Ailish Dougherty

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Ailish Dougherty is a junior at Tufts University where she is majoring in Child Study and Human Development with a concentration in Child and Family Health. She swims distance freestyle for their Division III program in the NESCAC. Go Jumbos!

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