W50 Back: Fu Yuanhui Sets World Textile Best 27.11 To Pip Medeiros & Teammate Liu

Fu Yuanhui celebrates her 50 backstroke triumph - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Fu Yuanhui followed up her teammate’s win in the 100m freestyle with a second gold for China on the day, a 27.11 world textile best a touch too strong for Etiene Medeiros, who claimed Brazil’s first world-championship medal among women in an Americas record of 27.26. The bronze went to Liu Xiang, a 27.58 granting China a second place on the podium.

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Fu Yuanhui followed up her teammate’s win in the 100m freestyle with a second gold for China on the day, a 27.11 world textile best a touch too strong for Etiene Medeiros, who claimed Brazil’s first world-championship medal among women in an Americas record of 27.26. The bronze went to Liu Xiang, a 27.58 granting China a second place on the podium.

Comments

gheko

Craig are they doing drug testing here or what?

DDias

Congrats to Medeiros, a small giant(5feet-six). She was the only Brazilian(with Chieriguini) who resisted the extended taper from PanAms to Worlds!(Note:Pereira improved his times too, but he wasn’t tapered for PamAms).

Henry He

gheko, what are you trying to imply here?

JMott76

Congratulations Yuanhui on your world title and 2nd new textile best in 2 days. Lest we forget, this girl has had the TB since April ’13 (27.22), only to lose to more-experienced teammate/champion Zhao Jing in Barca. Now, finally, she steps out of her compatriot’s shadow. Great job!

[Pity she didn’t go sub-27, but no matter.]

aswimfan

Yuanhui is such a perfect 50 back specialist. She can go win all 50 back races from now to eternity

Los Feliz

@JMott76 she hit the lane rope just before the finish. Otherwise she might be able to break WR

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