Dana Vollmer Wins Bronze Medal to Close Worlds
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  12/20/2010

Dec. 20, 2010

Coughlin Video Interview After the World Championships

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - U.S. and former California star Dana Vollmer closed the FINA Short Course World Championships by winning a bronze medal in the 100-meter butterfly and reaching the 200-meter freestyle final on Dec. 19 at the Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex. Vollmer posted an America-record time 56.25 to claim third place in the 100 fly.

The 2009 NCAA and Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year, Vollmer left the meet with three medals, including silver in the 400-meter medley relay and 400-meter freestyle relay.

Vollmer swam a time of 1:56.73 to finish eighth in the 200-free final.

U.S. and Golden Bears head coach Teri McKeever led her former Bears to seven medals in Dubai. Cal alumna Natalie Coughlin, who did not swim on the last day of the meet, collected four medals at Worlds, sharing silver with Vollmer in the two U.S. relays, grabbing gold in the 100 backstroke and winning bronze in the 100 free.