August 6th, 2015

Photo Courtesy: Joao Marc Bosch

Fu Yuanhui took down her textile best in the women’s 50-meter back yet again with a winning time at the 2015 FINA World Championships.

Fu raced her way to a 27.11, just off the world record of 27.06 set by Zhao Jing back in 2009.  Fu nearly set the world record, but crashed into the lane line at the finish.

Fu’s time lowered her textile best of 27.18 from semis and produce her first career world title.  She took silver in this event back in 2013.

That’s the third out of four worlds where someone from China has won the event.  Zhao topped the sprint back in 2009 (27.06) and 2013 (27.29).

Brazil’s Etiene Medeiros turned in a silver-winning time of 27.26, breaking the Brazilian and South American record of 27.37 she set back in 2014.

China’s Liu Xiang snatched bronze in a time of 27.58 as she lowered her own personal best of 27.67.

Australia’s Emily Seebohm (27.66), Denmark’s Mie Nielsen (27.73), Australia’s Madison Wilson (27.92), Great Britain’s Lauren Quigley (27.99) and Greece’s Theodora Drakou (28.17) finished fourth through eighth in the finale.


  • Women’s 100 free semis
  • Men’s 200 IM finals
  • Women’s 200 breast semis
  • Men’s 100 free finals
  • Women’s 200 fly finals
  • Men’s 200 breast semis
  • Women’s 50 back finals
  • Men’s 200 back semis
  • Women’s 800 free relay finals


Source : Swimming World Magazine