June, 19, 2015

SANTA CLARA, Calif. Emily Overholt of Vancouver appears strong heading into this summer’s Pan Am Games and world championships, after she won the silver medal Friday in the women’s 400-m individual medley at the Pro Swim Series competition

Katinka Hosszu of Hungary won the gold medal convincingly in four minutes and 34.04 seconds. Overholt, 17, won a heated battle for the silver clocking 4:39.47 – her best time in 2015. Caitlin Leverenz of the U.S. was third in 4:49.55. Marni Oldershaw of Oakville, Ont., was ninth in the final.

Overholt made her senior national team debut last season. She was Canada’s youngest swimmer at the Commonwealth Games and anchored the 4x200-m freestyle relay to a silver medal. She also broke her own Canadian age group record (15-17) in the 400-m individual medley twice in one day, finishing fifth.

Later in 2014, Overholt added another medal at Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Australia, helping Canada to bronze in the 4x200-m free relay. She once again made the final in the 400 IM, finishing sixth.

Other Canadian finalists on Friday were Fiona Doyle of Calgary sixth in the 100-m breaststroke, Overholt was also ninth in the 200-m freestyle

Competition continues Saturday.

 

Source : Swimming Canada