Maja Olszewska Wins 100 Backstroke at IISA World Championship In World Record Time

Maja Olszewska Wins 100 Backstroke at IISA World Championship In World Record Time

The city of Reykjavik in Iceland does not have many world record holders and world champions, but now there is one more.

Today in Samoëns, France at the IISA 5th World Championship, 27-year-old Maja Olszewska of Iceland set the world record in winning her first International Ice Swimming Association world title in the 100m backstroke in 1:12.71, a time that would have place her 11th overall in the men’s 100m backstroke.

15-year-old Ezmee Jones of the USA tried to equal her brother Keaton Jones by standing on top of the podium, but she fell 0.9 seconds short, capturing a silver medal in 1:13.69. Not bad for her first ice swimming competition. The bronze went to distance specialist Alisa Fatum of Germany.

100m Backstroke Female Results (Top 10):

  1. Maja Olszewska (Iceland, shown above) 1:12.71
  2. Ezmee Jones (USA) 1:13.69
  3. Alisa Fatum (Germany) 1:16.55
  4. Michelle Lane (Great Britain) 1:17.68
  5. Margot Letrillard (France) 1:19.10
  6. Tiffany Pierrejean (France) 1:19.60
  7. Pauline Barrouyer (France) 1:19.98
  8. Andrea Klementova (Czech Republic) 1:21.18
  9. Qing Li (USA) 1:22.40
  10. Ailén Lascano Micaz (Argentina) 1:23.78

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Steven Munatones