Women's Swimming Closes Out FINA Championsips
DALLAS (SMU) - The SMU women’s swimming team closed out the FINA World Championships with another successful day on Saturday, brining home two more gold medals. Former SMU All-American and multiple Olympic medalist Martina Moravcova took first place in both the 100 back (1:00.08) and the 100 IM (1:00.73) to increase her lead in the FINA point standings.
Freshman Anja Carman who won gold on Friday in the 200 back, took second to Moravcova in the 100 back (1:00.68) and placed fourth in the 400 free (4:11.16). Fellow freshman Tamara Sambrailo also swam in two event finals, taking third in the 50 breast (31.85) and fourth in the 200 Breast (2:29.21). Senior Corrie Clark joined Sambrailo in the finals of the 50 and 200 breast, placing seventh in the 50 (32.64) and fifth in the 200 (2:21.13).
On the weekend, several SMU swimmers saw action in event finals and nine participants won medals, three of which were gold (Moravcaova 2, Carman 1).
Complete results from the 2005 FINA World Championships can be found here.
The women’s swimming & diving team returns to action Feb. 23-26, when they compete in the WAC Championships in San Antonio, Texas.