Thompson Takes Third In 100 Free At World Championships

July 25, 2003

Barcelona, Spain - Former Stanford swimmer Jenny Thompson (1991-95), the all-time World Championships medal record holder, finished third in the 100 free on Friday to pick up her 12th career World Championships medal to become the most decorated American in World Championships history. The medal was Thompson's third at this year's 10th FINA World Championships as she clocked in at 54.65 in the finals at the Palau Sant Jordi venue.

Thompson also swam a pair of preliminary races in the 50 fly on Friday, finishing seventh in the semifinals (27.16) to qualify for Saturday's finals after recording the second best time overall during heats (27.01).

The FINA World Championships continue through Sunday, July 27. Former Stanford swimmer Gabrielle Rose (1996-2000) and current Stanford swimmer Tara Kirk (senior in 2003-04) are other women's swimmers associated with Stanford competing in the event.

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