Dana And The Dinosaurs Left Behind
Jul 28, 2009 - Craig Lord
Rome 2009, Day 3
Women's 200m freestyle semi-finals
The fastest qualifiers were Americans Dana Vollmer, in 1:55.98, and Allison Schmitt, on 1:56.75, with Brit Joanne Jackson on 1:56.81. Federica Pellegrini (ITA), the world record holder and Olympic champion, went through in 1:57.22. Vollmer's 2008 best in 2008 was 1:58.58 and her pre-Rome 2009 best, from US trials finals, was 1:56.20.
And in a time of Dinosaurs, Laure Manaudou, of France, set a world record of 1:55.52, while Pellegrini took bronze in 1:56.97, good enough for fifth in the Rome heats.