HomeSwimmingWild Snags 200 Back Silver For OLY Qualification, Grabowski Lowers AUT Record
Wild Snags 200 Back Silver For OLY Qualification, Grabowski Lowers AUT Record
May 23, 2021
2021 LEN EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
The ladies’s 200m backstroke noticed Italy’s Margherita Panziera get to the wall first in a brand new championships report time of two:06.08 whereas Nice Britain’s Cassie Wild nabbed silver in 2:07.74 and Hungary’s Katalin Burian rounded out the highest 3 in 2:07.87.
Wild’s time was particularly noteworthy, because the 20-year-old coaching companion of 100m again victor right here, Kathleen Dawson, had by no means been beneath the two:10 threshold on this occasion previous to tonight’s swim.
On the British Olympic Choice Trials final month, Wild produced a time of two:10.94 to complete over 2 seconds behind Dawson in pursuit of doubling up on Tokyo qualification together with her 100m again. Flash ahead right here to Budapest, and Wild logged a prelim swim of two:12.04 earlier than dropping that manner all the way down to 2:09.31 to make tonight’s remaining.
Right here in Budapest this night, hanging alongside Panziera for many of the race and keeping off Burian’s livid arm-spinning on the finish, Wild checked in with a monster PB of two:07.74. Splitting 1:02.08/1:05.66, Wild’s head-turning swim now renders her because the third quickest British performer of all-time, forward of Dawson and solely behind nationwide report holder Gemma Spofforth (2:06.66) and Lizzie Simmonds (2:06.79).
Additionally of notice, ending simply off the rostrum was Lena Grabowski, with the Austrian pushing herself to a brand new lifetime finest and nationwide report of two:08.19.
Previous to this meet, the 18-year-old additionally had by no means been beneath the two:10 threshold however she managed to get beneath the barrier in final night time’s semi-final, punching a brand new PB of two:08.60 to assert the 2nd seed.
Whereas final night time she break up 1:04.01/1:04.59, tonight Grabowski grabbed her report in 1:03.63/1:04.56.