Worrell Finishes 9th in 100 Fly at Olympic Games

Worrell Finishes 9th in 100 Fly at Olympic Games

Nancy Worley, University of Louisville Athletics

University of Louisville swimmer Kelsi Worrell finished ninth in the 100-fly in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.  The Cardinal swimmer posted a 57.54 in the first semifinal heat but just missed out on her first Olympic final.

Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom went 55.84 in heat 2 in the semifinals for the top qualifying time. Emma McKeon of Australia was second in 56.81. Rikako Ikee of Japan was third with a 57.05, setting a Japanese national record in the process. Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen was fourth with a 57.06. Canada’s Penny Oleksiak put up a  57.10 to finish fifth overall.

Dana Vollmer (57.47), Lu Ying (57.15), and Chen Xinyi (57.51) made up the remaining finalists.

Top 8 to advance to finals

  1. Sarah Sjostrom – Sweden – 55.84 OLYMPIC RECORD
  2. Emma McKeon – Australia – 56.81
  3. Rikako Ikee – Japan – 57.05
  4. Jeanette Ottesen – Denmark – 57.06
  5. Penny Oleksiak – Canada – 57.10
  6. Dana Vollmer – USA – 57.47
  7. Lu Ying – China – 57.15
  8. Chen Xinyi – China – 57.51