Moore clinches gold medal in record-breaking time in Puerto Rico
Madelyn Moore set a personal best time and Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation Championships record to clinch gold in the 50 metres butterfly, in Puerto Rico last night.
Moore touched the wall in winning time of 27.12 seconds, ahead of Carmen Marquez of El Salvador and Keyla Brown of Puerto Rico who took the silver and bronze in times of 27.86 and 28.01 respectively.
The time qualified Moore for the B standard for the 2022 FINA World Championships in Japan.
It was an impressive response from Moore to the controversy surrounding the Bermuda Olympic Association’s decision this week not to allow her and Jesse Washington the opportunity to compete at the Tokyo Olympics next month through a universality place, a wild card that allows athletes from smaller countries to compete at the Games.
“Maddy showed resilience and focus after all the issues she has been dealing with this week,” said Ben Smith, the national coach who is in Puerto Rico with the pair.
“She looked very strong and well prepared to compete. Getting the CCCAN record and the B standard for next year’s Worlds has given her confidence for her main events over the next three days.”