W100FR: Simone Manuel Rips Up The Script Again For 52.27 To 52.31 Win Over Sjostrom

Simone Manuel of the United States of America dare not look - gold again! - by Patrick B. Kraemer

The busy pen of indelible ink that so often takes the predictable, the forecast and the ‘smart call’ and scores all three offenders through in favour of scribbling a different script continued to fatten the book of swimming in the first final of day 6 here at the Duna Arena. A world record of 51.71 in the bag win day 1, Sarah Sjostrom arrived at her blocks the burning favourite for the crown. She emerged form battle with silver, the gold to Olympic champion Simone Manuel (USA) 52.27 to 52.31. Bronze went to Olympic dash champion Pernille Blume (DEN) in 52.69.

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The busy pen of indelible ink that so often takes the predictable, the forecast and the ‘smart call’ and scores all three offenders through in favour of scribbling a different script continued to fatten the book of swimming in the first final of day 6 here at the Duna Arena. A world record of 51.71 in the bag win day 1, Sarah Sjostrom arrived at her blocks the burning favourite for the crown. She emerged form battle with silver, the gold to Olympic champion Simone Manuel (USA) 52.27 to 52.31. Bronze went to Olympic dash champion Pernille Blume (DEN) in 52.69.

Comments

Ger

Unbelieveable for that exact replica to happen again. Sjostrom consoled Cate Campbell in Rio, and I would imagine CC was commentating on this race. That must have been a weird experience. Huge credit to Simone Manuel who gave it everything and she turns up when it matters.
Mark Foster on the BBC pointed out that Sjostrom didn’t breathe during the first 25 metres (she might have taken one at 15 but it’s not clear) which is a very risky strategy.

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