Ziegler on form at Olympic tune-up
Kate Ziegler won the 200-metre freestyle and two-time Olympian Ellen Gandy of Britain swam under a minute to win the 100 butterfly at the Speedo Grand Challenge in Irvine, California, on Saturday night.
Ziegler touched in two minutes, 1.72 seconds for her second victory in two days. The 2008 Olympian won the 400 free on Friday and will swim the 800 free on Sunday against her former idol, Janet Evans, who at 40 is attempting a comeback for the London Games.
"It was solid enough for where I'm at," Ziegler said.
Gandy, a 20-year-old Brit who trains in Australia, won the 100 fly in 58.90 in her first American competition. Lyndsay De Paul was second at 1:00.01.
Aussie Joshua Beaver won the 200 backstroke in 1:59.31 ahead of countryman Matson Lawson, who made Australia's Olympic team.
Another Australian Olympian, Nick D'Arcy, was disqualified in the 100 fly after failing to show up for the final. Coach Rohan Taylor said he was in the restroom feeling sick when the finalists were called to the starting blocks. Mac Davis won the event.