Amanda Bui claims Girls 50yard breaststroke gold – High School State Championships, San Francisco
Amanda Bui of LOW claimed gold medal of the Girls 50yard breaststroke in the Junior category at the 2012 High School State Championships in San Francisco, California on Tuesday, May 1.
Bui stunned the aquatic crowd with her phenomenal efforts in the shortest breaststroke event. She continued her gruelling efforts throughout the discipline and emerged on the finishing end for gold medal.
With her epic start, she gained a slight lead over her challengers and ended her sprint in a time of 35.44 seconds for gold medal.
She was followed by her teammate, Hanna Tang, who stayed 1.70 seconds apart and clinched silver medal of the discipline by reporting a time of 37.14 seconds.
Tang remained in a marginal lead over her following swimmer, Emily Gong of LINC, who was 0.23 seconds behind and posted an effort of 37.37 seconds for bronze medal.
Gong was chased by Yvonne Thai of LINC, who stayed 0.37 seconds slower and emerged on the finishing end for fourth position by posting a time of 37.74 seconds.
Fifth spot of the race was obtained by Katy Kwan of LOW, who remained nearly full body length slower and tapped the wall with the timing of 38.58 seconds.
In the meantime, Andrew Lee of LOW proved his mettle for the gold spot of Boys 50yard breaststroke. Lee faced no difficulty in obtaining gold medal of the event as he hit the finishing end with the timing of 31.25 seconds.
He was trailed by Arsen German of LINC, who stayed a body length behind and hit the wall with the timing of 32.38 seconds for second position,
The silver medallist was traced by Lee’s teammate, Dennis Ly, who accomplished bronze medal of the event by posting a time of 32.75 seconds.
Subsequently, Ly remained 0.38 seconds faster from his following challenger and German’s teammate, Billy Gong, who secured fourth position of the 50yard discipline by completing his race in a time of 33.13 seconds.
In addition, the position holders were invited on the medal rostrum for awards and accolades at the prize distribution ceremony of the championship after the session.