A swimmer competes in the 200m individual medleyAP Photo/Darko Bandic
AP Photo/Darko Bandic

Sydney Pickrem is golden at FINA Champions Swim Series in China

Sydney Pickrem was golden on Sunday morning.

After swimming to a bronze medal on Saturday at the FINA Champions Swim Series in Beijing, the 22-year old followed up her performance with a gold medal finish on Sunday in the women’s 200m individual medley on the final day of competition.

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Pickrem finished the race in speedy time of 2:09.26 to take the top spot on the podium. She beat defending Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu of Hungray (2:09.93) and Japan’s Rika Omoto (2:10.09).

The FINA Champions Swim Series includes just two stops on its circuit: Shenzhen and Beijing. Last week, swimmers competed in Shenzhen, making this week’s competition in Beijing the series’ final stop. 

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In last week’s events, Pickrem swam to a silver medal in the women’s 200m IM and at the foot of the podium in the women’s 100m breaststroke.