NANJING, China -- Freshman Hannah Moore (Cary, N.C./Green Hope) of the University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team earned a gold medal Tuesday (Aug. 19) when she tied for first in the 200-meter backstroke at the Youth Olympics.
Moore touched the wall at 2:10.42 in a dead heat with Italy's Ambra Esposito. The pair shared the gold medal, and the bronze went to Spain's Africa Zamarano Sanz (2:11.94).
This is the second straight day that an incoming Michigan freshman won a gold medal at the Youth Olympics for Team USA. Clara Smiddy (Miami, Fla.) took first in the 100-meter backstroke on Monday (Aug. 18).
Moore and Smiddy are competing for Team USA along with incoming men's swimmer PJ Ransford (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Mendon). The three Wolverines make up nearly half of Team USA's eight-member swimming contingent at the Games.
Contact: Michael Kasiborski