U.S. swimmers continue building momentum during Day 2 prelims – NBC Olympics
All of the USA swimmers advanced out of morning preliminaries on Sunday to the night session.
Team USA’s Kathleen Baker kicked things off, posting a personal best to clock the fastest time of the morning’s 100m backstroke preliminary heats, 58.84 seconds. Reigning world champion, Emily Seebohm of Australia, qualified for the semifinal second with 58.99 seconds.
Also into the semifinals are the U.S.’ Olivia Smoliga (sixth with 59.60) and Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu, who posted 59.13 seconds the morning after winning the 400m individual medley gold in world record time.
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