The Olympian who won a silver medal in the FINA relay met a gold medal in the 200 meter backstroke.
Herriman’s Rhyan White is at the top of the world.
White, who in July became the first swimmer from Utah to compete in the Olympics, won Saturday’s 200-meter backstroke final at the FINA World Championships in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She fell behind Canada’s Kylie Masse in the first 50 metres, but edged ahead in the final 50 to win with a time of 2 minutes and 1.58 seconds. Masse touched in 2nd place: 02.07 and American Isabelle Stadden won bronze.
White and Stadden were the top two qualifying teams to the final.
White added the world championship to the silver medal she won Friday in the 200 meter relay.
The University of Alabama swimmer became the first Crimson Tide swimmer to win an individual gold medal in the world. She is also credited with being the first Utah swimmer to win a world championship.
“What a great race for Rhyan,” said Ozzie Quevedo, Alabama’s assistant head coach and Team USA assistant for the World Championships, in a press release. “After a great summer, winning the 200 backstroke at the Olympic Trials (USA) and then finishing fourth in Tokyo, you can feel that she is about to take the next step and step onto the podium. glory. Today she raced smartly and very hard in the last 50 meters to win the gold medal. We are so proud of her and all that she has achieved, and we know this is just the beginning. ”
https://www.sltrib.com/sports/2021/12/18/herriman-swimmer-rhyan/ Swimmer Herriman Rhyan White claims world championship