Viewing Info for Wednesday, July 31, 2013
TV: Universal Sports
Online: UniversalSports.com (for subscribers only) - The site does allow one about 2 minutes of free stream (which one can repeat in private/incognito mode), which sort of works for watching a swimming race
We are not allowed to post illegitimate stream here, but this event is a big enough deal that you can find streams from the typical sports stream websites
Events for Wednesday:
|Men's 100 m freestyle semifinals|
|Women's 50 m backstroke semifinals|
|Men's 200 m butterfly final|
|Women's 200 m freestyle final|
|Men's 50 m breaststroke final|
|Women's 200 m butterfly semifinals|
|Men's 200 m individual medley semifinals|
|Men's 800 m freestyle final|
Women's 100 Back Final
Both Missy Franklin and Elizabeth Pelton were in contention to medal in this event. By the way, it would be a very exciting two years with both of them swimming for the Bears in the NCAA's. Ultimately, Missy Franklin overcame another poorish start to win another Gold, Pelton just missed the podium with a 4th place finish.
Women's 1500 Free Final
While the story of this race was how 16 year old Katie Ledecky broke the world record by 6 seconds (can Teri McKeever convince her to come to Cal?), Lauren Boyle (New Zealand) got her 2nd Bronze medal at this year's World Championships by just missing the old world record. In the process, she set the Oceania record for this event.
Photo credit: Al Bello
Women's 100 Breast Final
After leaving Cal to turn pro, Jessica Hardy is now training with the USC swimming club. Nevertheless, us at CGB are still proud to claim her as a Golden Bear. Hardy, who holds the world record for 50 Breast, finished 3rd in this race.
Shortly after winning the 100 Back, Missy Franklin got the 2nd best time in the 200 Free semi-final to secure a spot in Wednesday's Final.
Damir Dugonjic also got the 2nd best semi-final time and will look to get on the podium for 50 Breast.
Another fun day of racing. Im happy with my performances today. Thanks again for all the support!— Damir Dugonjic (@iamdugi) July 30, 2013
List of Cal Bears medals in the 2013 Barcelona World Championships:
- Lauren Boyle (New Zealand) with a Bronze in 400 Free
- Natalie Coughlin and Missy Franklin with Golds for the US in 4x100 Free relay
- Nathan Adrian and Anthony Ervin with Silvers for US in 4x100 Free relay
- Dana Vollmer (USA) with a Bronze in 100 Fly
- Missy Franklin (USA) with a Gold in 100 Back
- Lauren Boyle (New Zealand) with a Bronze in 1500 Free
- Jessica Hardy (USA) with a Bronze in 100 Breast
Out of the 39 medals awarded, Cal's 7 events with a medal (2 Golds) would be ranked just behind the overall US total.