Sabtu, 15 Desember 2012

China duet takes gold and silver in the women’s 50m fly

RENANG INDONESIA, Fresh from her European crown (25.21) in Chartres, Jeanette Ottesen (DEN), also the 2011 World champion (long course) in the 100m free, had qualified first in the semis, but Liuyang Jiao (two Olympic medals) and Ying Lu (silver at the 2012 Olympics in the 100m butterfly), both from China, had winning plans on mind and imposed their speed in the decisive race. Lu touched first in 25.14, while Jiao got the silver in 25.23. The Danish star had to content for bronze in 25.55, far from her best this season. 

World Record: Therese Alshammar (SWE), 24.38 – November 22, 2009 in Singapore (SIN)
Championships Record: Therese Alshammar (SWE), 24.87 – December 17, 2010 in Dubai (UAE)
Best performance of the current season (since August 2012): Ying Lu (CHN, 25.14 – December 14 in Istanbul, TUR) 
Last five (2002-2010) winners in this event: 2002 - Anna-Karin Kammerling (SWE, 25.55); 2004 - Jennifer Thompson (USA, 25.89); 2006 - Therese Alshammar (SWE, 25.76); 2008 - Felicity Galvez (AUS, 25.32); 2010 - Therese Alshammar (SWE, 24.87) 
The best in this event (1. most victories or 2. fastest time): Jennifer Thompson (USA, 1999, 2000 & 2004)

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