Connolly Grabs Silver in 100 Back at World University Games

Aug. 17, 2011

By Todd Mounce, Media Relations Graduate Assistant

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -Tennessee Lady Vol swimmer Jenny Connolly continued her strong surge on the summer circuit as she claimed the silver medal in the 100m back on Wednesday at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, China.

Jenny Connolly Press Conference

Making her Team U.S.A. and WUG debut, the West Lafayette, Ind., native swam a time of 1:00.50 to notch second in the event. Her time of 1:00.40 in the prelims was the fastest heading into the evening finals. Japan's Shiho Sakai won the event in 1:00.28.

Connolly has another chance to pick up a medal at the games, as she is slated to compete in the 50m back tomorrow.

A week ago Connolly finished third in the 100 back and swam the lead leg of the 4x100 medley relay that captured second at the 2011 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships in Palo Alto, Calif.

Martina Moravcikova, who is representing the Czech Republic, also competed on Wednesday in the 50 breast. Moravcikova touched in at 32.50 seconds to place 13th in the event, just a quarter of a second off of qualifying for the finals. She returns to the waters Friday for the 100 breast.

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