Watch Regan Smith Shatter Missy Franklin’s 200 Back Record (Video)

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Regan Smith sets the world record in the 200 back during semifinals at the 2019 World Championships. Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

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Regan Smith has been impressive in the water this past year, breaking American records and world junior records. Now, she has a world record, breaking the impressive mark set by Missy Franklin.

The 17-year-old American looked impressive in the women’s 200 back prelims when she broke her own world junior record with a 2:06.01. Smith shattered Franklin’s record with a stunning 2:03.35 to take down the 2:04.06 Franklin set on her way to Olympic gold in 2012.

Smith’s splits: 29.06, 1:00.37, 1:31.84, 2:03.35
Franklin’s splits:
29.53, 1:00.50, 1:32.16, 2:04.06

Franklin congratulated Smith on the feat.

 

Finalists

  1. Regan Smith (USA), 2:03.35 WR
  2. Kylie Masse (CAN), 2:06.57
  3. Margherita Panziera (ITA), 2:06.62
  4. Minna Atherton (AUS), 2:07.38
  5. Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2:07.48
  6. Kaylee McKeown (AUS), 2:08.19
  7. Taylor Ruck (CAN), 2:08.42
  8. Katalin Burian (HUN), 2:09.40

World Record Progression:

  • 2:03.35, Regan Smith, USA (2019)
  • 2:04.06, Missy Franklin, USA (2012)
  • 2:04.81, Kirsty Coventry, ZIM (2009)
  • 2:05.24, Kirsty Coventry, ZIM (2008)
  • 2:06.09, Margaret Hoelzer, USA (2008)
  • 2:06.39, Kirsty Coventry, ZIM (2008)
  • 2:06.62, Krisztina Egerszegi, HUN (1991)
  • 2:08.60, Betsy Mitchell, USA (1986)
  • 2:09.91, Cornelia Sirch, GDR (1982)
  • 2:11.77, Rica Reinisch, GDR (1980)

All-Time Performers:

  1. 2:03.35, Regan Smith, USA (2019)
  2. 2:04.06, Missy Franklin, USA (2012)
  3. 2:04.81, Kirsty Coventry, ZIM (2009)
  4. 2:04.94, Anastasia Zueva, RUS (2009)
  5. 2:05.68, Emily Seebohm, AUS (2017)
  6. 2:05.72, Margherita Panziera, ITA (2019)
  7. 2:05.85, Katinka Hosszu, HUN (2017)
  8. 2:05.94, Kylie Masse, CAN (2019)
  9. 2:05.99, Maya DiRado, USA (2016)
  10. 2:06.06, Belinda Hocking, AUS (2011)

2 comments

  1. Ferenc Mihaly

    Super Performances!!!!🔥🔥🔥