World Championships, Day Two Finals: Maggie Mac Neil & Torri Huske Tie For Gold In The 50 Fly

Torri Huske and Maggie Mac Neil. Photo Courtesy: Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto

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World Championships, Day Two Women’s Finals: Maggie Mac Neil & Torri Huske Tie For Gold In The 50 Fly

Maggie Mac Neil and Torri Huske tied for gold in the women’s 50 fly after the Canadian came from eighth at halfway at the World Short-Course Championships in Melbourne.

Melanie Henique led at halfway ahead of Huske with Mac Neil – who took two breaths on the first 25 – 0.37 off the lead.

But a huge turn and underwaters propelled the Canadian forward, reaching into the wall with Huske nailing her touch as the pair dead-heated in 24.64.

Zhang Yufei glided into the wall for third in 24.71.

It was Mac Neil’s fifth world short-course title after she claimed four golds last year in Abu Dhabi and Huske’s second of the night after she anchored the USA’s mixed medley relay in world-record time.


Huske: 11.26/13.38

Mac Neil: 11.55/13.09

Zhang: 11.34/13.37

The medal ceremony saw the two women top the podium together with both national anthems being played, ‘O Canada’ coming first followed by the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’.

Mac Neil – the Olympic 100 fly champion – said:

“It is fly so it adds a certain amount of pressure on me. 

“There’s a lot of learning that I can still do to get better.

“I had some great swims so far and some longer ones ahead.”

It was two golds and a world record in one session for Huske who said:

“I was really excited to be on the mixed medley. IIt was easier to keep the momentum going because the guys gave me a tremendous lead and I didn’t want to let the team down.

“Starting this way gave all of us a positive attitude about our races tonight.

“I had a lot of adrenaline going into that race (50m fly). I was so thankful that it was the 50 fly and not a 100 fly.

“It’s really cool to tie with Maggie in my first individual world title.”

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Larry Lefner
Larry Lefner
1 year ago

In this whole article there is NO mention if this was meters or yards.

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