Szekeres Makes Olympic Debut in 200 Backstroke
Aug. 2, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University sophomore Dorina Szekeres made her Olympic debut Thursday morning in the 200-meter backstroke at the Aquatics Centre in London.
Competing in heat one, Szekeres posted a time of 2:18.16. That was good for fourth in the heat and placed her 35th overall.
Szekeres is coming off a freshman season where she finished fifth in the 400 IM, 11th in the 200 backstroke and 15th in the 100 backstroke at the Big Ten Championships. She also competed at the 2012 European Championships, placing 17th in the 200-meter backstroke (2:16.67) and 36th in the 100-meter backstroke (1:05.02).
Indiana Swimming has three representatives at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Senior Nicholas Schwab competed in the men's 200-meter freestyle earlier in the week, while recent graduate Margaux Farrell became the Hoosiers' first medalist of 2012 with a bronze in the 4x200 freestyle relay on Wednesday as a member of Team France.
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