EAST MEADOW, N.Y.- World champion Jennifer Carroll of Trois-Rivieres,
Que., and Elizabeth Warden of Toronto each won backstroke gold medals
Friday at the seventh stop on the short
course swimming World Cup circuit.
In the womens 50-metre
backstroke, Carroll clocked 27.69 seconds for her second medal this
season on the circuit. Erin Gammel of Calgary clocked 28.24 for the
silver edging Haley Cope of the U.S., third in 28.26.
It was very
good race for me considering I wasnt 100 percent,
said Carroll, who has been battling sinus problems this winter. I
was very smooth in the water and that augurs well for my 100 backstroke
tommorow (Saturday). I cant wait to see what I do in that race.
UPDATE: In that
100 backstroke race, Jennifer ended up collecting her second medal
in two days by placing third with a time of 1:00.73.