Wisconsin’s Nelson breaks record for the fastest 100 yard women’s backstroke

Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson broke the record for the fastest 100 yard backstroke ever.

Nelson, a Verona native, added a new American, NCAA and U.S. Open record with a time of 49.67 while competing at the Texas Invite on Nov. 30.

Capturing greatness �

ICYMI: Beata Nelson’s 100 back (49.67) is the fastest ALL-TIME! #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/JzFFWh02Y1

— Wisconsin Swimming & Diving (@BadgerSwimDive) December 1, 2018

Nelson finished 2nd in the 100 back, 3rd in the 200 back and 6th in the 200 IM last year at the NCAA Championships, according to the UW Badgers Women’s Swimming and Diving website.

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