No Denying Katie Ledecky’s Freestyle Fury But Mary-Sophie Harvey Did On Medley

Mary-Sophie Harvey - by Steve Light, courtesy of Swimming Canada

No denying the freestyle fury of Katie Ledecky, on 1:56.31 over 200m freestyle on day 2 at the Mesa round of the USA Pro Swim Series in her second race in a quarter of a hour but that first battle had shown the extent of the five-times winner of Olympic gold has ahead of her if she is ever to be a force to reckon with on medley. Marie-Sophie Harvey, a week beyond peak at Canadian trials at which she was put out of top action by a stomach bug on the night before last day: 4:38.05, to Ledecky’s 4:38.16 in the session opening 400m medley final. Then Ledecky jumped straight back in: 1:56.3, 200m free

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David Brooks

Hey Craig, totally unrelated, but the British Swimming website is now showing all three women’s breastroke national long course records as belonging to Emily Grant. They show a 29.9, 1:04.5 and 2:20.2 from Dublin on April 6.
I am sure this is a mistake but I was hoping you could confirm. I assume these were swims in a different stroke…

Craig Lord

🙂 — yes, they are mistakes, David… wrong stroke entry… but some nice targets for young Emily 🙂

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