Dagny Knutson wins 400m freestyle swimming competition

May 17th, 2009 - 8:53 pm ICT by GD  

The world of swimming is surely seeing one of the most radical changes. While the fans of Aaron Peirsol are basking in his glory after his win against Michael Phelps, there is great news for the fans of Dagny Knutson also. The young, 17 year old swimmer won her third gold medal as she defeated Katie Hoff in the 400m freestyle women’s championship on Saturday at the Charlotte UltraSwim. Earlier on she had defeated Hoff in the 200m freestyle for women on Friday, 15th May. Knutson has also won the 400m IM.

After her win Knutson commented, “She’s a tough competitor, that was a really hard race … You’re just on a roll, you’re just on a high emotional level after that. I was pretty nervous going in. When there’s tough competition like that I always get nervous. Knutson added, “I just came here to swim well, and I’m very pleased with the finish. [Katie Hoff and Mary DeScenza] are like the best in the world and in the nation. Competing against them is a really good experience.”

According to sources, Minot’s Dagny Knutson captured the title with an impressive finish. She completed the race and captured the title within a span of 1:58.63. Mary DeScenza of Athens Bulldog reached the second position as she completed the competition in 2:00.49. Hoff who represented North Baltimore finished it in 2:00.63.

Dagny Knutson has been in news for quite sometime as she has taken the U.S. women’s swimming scene by a storm. The Dakota high schooler has already won three events at U.S. Short Course Championships. In fact, she has also set a record in the 400 IM in America. She has won seven gold medals and bronze medal.

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