Conger adds another Silver to USA Swimming tally during 100m Freestyle
Courtesy USA Swimming
GWANGJU, South Korea – Jack Conger (Rockville, Md.) of the University of Texas won the silver medal in the men’s 100-meter freestyle to lead Team USA on night five of the World University Games at the Nambu University International Aquatics Center.
Conger touched in 49.02 seconds, good for a lifetime best, and just four-hundredths of a second behind gold medalist Henrique De Souza Martins of Brazil, who finished in 48.98. Bronze went to Marco Belotti of Italy in 49.43.
“I’m very proud that I was able to take home the silver medal. I would have liked to have done a little better, but it’s always an honor to represent my country,” said Conger, who has won three medals in Gwangju – gold in the 400m free relay, silver in the 100m free and bronze in the 100m back.
Conger’s U.S. teammate Seth Stubblefield (Plano, Texas) was fourth in 49.47.
Over the first five days of competition in Gwangju, Team USA tops the medal count in the pool with 22 total medals, 10 gold, eight silver and four bronze.
In other finals action Wednesday, Andee Cottrell (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) was fourth in the women’s 200m breast in 2:28.08, with Molly Hannis (Santa Rosa, Calif.) taking sixth in 2:28.67. Felicia Lee (Wayne, N.J.) placed sixth in the women’s 100m fly in 58.91.
A number of Team USA swimmers advanced to finals in their respective events with solid semifinal swims Wednesday. Complete meet details, including results, can be found here.
Pool action continues through Friday with prelim sessions at 8:30 a.m. locally (7:30 p.m. EDT the previous day), with finals set for 7 p.m. locally (6 a.m. EDT).
In the United States, ESPN3, ESPNU and the Longhorn Network will air coverage from July 3-9. A one-hour swimming and diving recap show will air on ESPNU on July 16. A complete webcast and broadcast schedule can be found here.
The World University Games feature 21 different sports and thousands of student-athletes from more than 170 countries. The event was created to celebrate university students and their commitment to education and sport.
Note: Team USA’s media guide for the 2015 World University Games is available at usaswimming.org/media.