By Angelina Kostenko
After being .53 seconds off of the world record for the women’s 100-meter butterfly at Omaha last month, flyer Dana Vollmer dived into the finals on the second day of the Olympics hoping not only to grab gold, but destroy the world record.
America’s Dana Vollmer touched the wall at 55.98, beating Sarah Sjostrom’s record previously set at the 2009 World Championships. Following her swim, Vollmer lit up a smile. “I’m on top of the world right now,” she said.
Back in 2008, Vollmer missed a spot on the Olympic team due to health issues and numerous injuries, nearly putting her career on hold. On Sunday, the swimming sensation proved that nothing was bound to hold her back.
China’s Lu Ying took the Silver with a 55.87, while Australia’s Alicia Coutts followed behind earning the Bronze with a 56.94.
The Olympics continue Monday, July 30th with the Men’s 200-meter freestyle final as Lochte and Phelps go at it again.
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