Tara Kirk Wins Gold In 50 Breaststroke At World University Games
Aug. 27, 2001
Beijing, China - Stanford's Tara Kirk captured the gold medal in the women's 50 meter breaststroke on Monday at the 2001 World University Games in Beijing, China. Kirk recorded a time of 32.12 in the finals to lower her own Universiade record she had set during the semifinals.
'I was very happy to medal tonight ...,' said Kirk. 'When I saw it was gold ... it made it that much better.'
Kirk had clocked a 32.33 in her heat and then came back with a 32.30 in the semifinals to earn the top qualifier spot in the event.
Kirk also finished fourth in the 100 meter breaststroke on Saturday with a time of 1:10.83.
For complete results and a full story of the swimming events at the World University Games, go to www.usaswimming.org.