Victorian Institute of Sport

Hansen keeps getting better

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

At the conclusion of the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Hangzhou, Victorian Institute of Sport’s Jess Hansen comes home with a bronze medal.

The VIS swimmer, added to the Australian Dolphins’ medal tally in the women’s 100m breaststroke final, touching in 1:04.62, pipping Italy’s Martina Carraro for the bronze.

Hansen knows she still has areas to improve in.

“I swam a personal best last night which is always nice, tonight wasn’t as fast as that, but a bit more pressure in a final.” She said post-race.

“Probably a little messier than what I hoped but still came away with a medal, so you’ve got to be happy with that,” she said.

This year Hansen keeps on getting better and better, having made the final at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year and then going on to win bronze at the Pan Pacs with her drive to continue on improving, Tokyo success is well and truly on the horizon.

Hansen also came home sixth in the final of the women’s 50m breaststroke earlier in the Championships in a repeat of her heat and semi-final time of 30.20.

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