Olivia Smoliga Breaks Down Prelims/Swim Off/Finals 200 Free Triple (Video)
Jan. 18, 2021—
Coming off her swim-off victory over Isabel Ivey to get into the ‘A’ final, Olivia Smoliga attacked the women’s 200 free from the front out in Lane 8, holding the lead through the 150 with Regan Smith , Madisyn Cox and Abbey Weitzeil hot on her tail. Cox had a solid closing 50 in 30.75, managing to out-touch Smith for the win in a time of 1:59.42 to Smith’s 1:59.49. Cox swam a season-best of 1:58.97 at the U.S. Open in November. Smith’s time is her third-fastest ever, while Smoliga held on for third in 1:59.91, her fourth time breaking into the 1:59s. Olivia Smoliga rocketed off the ...