Team USA Qualifies Six Athletes for Semifinals and Finals on Friday, July 21, 2017

The second day of the 2017 Deaflympics included the Women’s 50 Freestyle, Men’s  100 Breast, the Women’s 100 Backstroke, Men’s 400 Individual Medley, and the Women’s 100 Butterfly in addition to the Men’s 4 x 200M Relay. Elizabeth Cocker and Emily Massengale qualified for semifinals in the 50 freestyle. Elizabeth swam a 29.14 for 10th place and Emily Massengale swam a 29.26 for 12th place. The top 16 advance to semifinals. Tyler Brown and Matthew Zou placed 19th  (1:17.36) and 23rd (1:20.31) in the Men’s 100 Breast. In the next event,  Massengale qualified 6th for finals with a time of 1:08.54. Then Klotz, Brown, and Hopkins swam the 400 IM with Klotz placing 5th (4:48.20), Hopkins placing 11th  (5:13.54), and Brown placing 13th (5:16.61).  In the Women’s 100 butterfly, Elizabeth Cocker placed 10th with a time of 1:09.47, and Molly Likins placed 15th with a time of 1:13.22. The Men’s 4×200 Relay ended up the morning session in 8th place with a time of 8:40.41.

Women’s 50 Freestyle

Elizabeth Cocker,  29.14, 10th place* Q

Emily Massengale, 29.26, 12th place* Q

*Qualified for semifinals

Men’s 100 Breast

Tyler Brown, 1:17.36, 19th place

Matt Zou, 1:20.31, 23rd place

Women’s 100 Backstroke

Emily Massengale, 1:08.54, 6th place* Q

*Qualified for finals

Men’s 400 Individual Medley

Matthew Klotz, 4:48.20, 5th place* Q

Tyler Brown, 5:16.61, 13th place

Matthew Hopkins, 5: 13.54, 11th place

Women’s 100 Butterfly

Elizabeth Cocker, 1:09.47, 10th place

Molly Likins, 1:13.22, 15th place

Men’s 4 x 200M Relay

Matthew Zou, Tyler Brown, Matthew Hopkins, Matthew Klotz, 8:40.41, 8th place Q

*Qualified for finals

Details of the swimming competition can be found at the following weblinks:

Website: www.Deaflympics2017.org

Smarphone App:  Deaflympics2017

YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4F_NB0NgMfExUZIizCPBmA