Alicia Coutts (left) has claimed silver behind China's Shiwen Ye in the women's 200 metre individual medley.
Alicia Coutts (left) has claimed silver behind China's Shiwen Ye in the women's 200 metre individual medley. Getty Images Sport - Al Bello

Coutts wins silver

AUSTRALIAN Alicia Coutts has claimed silver behind China's Shiwen Ye in the women's 200 metre individual medley.

The field could hardly be spit for the first three laps, but once they turned for home, it became a personal battle between Coutts and Ye.

But Ye was too strong in the final freestyle leg, pulling away from the Australian with every stroke to claim a well deserved victory.

However, Coutts said her final time of 2:08.15, a personal best, was all she could muster against the Chinese phenomenon.

"I'm really happy with that swim," Coutts said.

"I went out there and swam my race.

"But I had to grit my teeth and put my head down (in the last 50 metres)."

Caitlin Leverenz of the United States finished third while Coutts' teammate Stephanie Rice finished outside the medal placings in fourth position.

 

 

 

 



There's a house for everyone, no matter your budget

premium_icon There's a house for everyone, no matter your budget

Lismore houses offer a home for all budgets

Photos from the Ellangowan fire front

premium_icon Photos from the Ellangowan fire front

Firefighters battle fires as the hot dry conditions continue

Up to 'eight' potential buyers eye off Kimberley Kampers

premium_icon Up to 'eight' potential buyers eye off Kimberley Kampers

Former employees are owed more than $1 million

Local Partners