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Sutton claims two more medals at Grand Prix

Olympian Chloe Sutton took gold in the women’s 800-meter freestyle to win her third gold medal of the Missouri Grand Prix at the Mizzou Aquatic Center. Sutton also took silver in the women’s 200-meter butterfly and now has five medals.

Amanda Weir, an Olympian in 2004 and member of the United States National Team, won the women’s 100-meter freestyle for her second gold medal of the Grand Prix. Nick Thoman, another member of the National Team, also won his second gold medal of the Grand Prix on Sunday with a victory in the men’s 200-meter backstroke.

David Russell and Erika Erndl, both members of the National Team, also won medals on Sunday.

It was the most successful day for Missouri swimmers, where they took one gold medal and two silver medals. Junior Lauren Lavigna won the women’s 200-meter backstroke with a time of 2:14.11, beating her time in the prelimaries by over two seconds. Lavigna’s teammate freshman Dominique Bouchard won the silver medal in that event.

Senior Kim Jasmer bounced back from a disappointing final in the women’s 400-meter freestyle Saturday by winning the silver medal in the women’s 100-meter freestyle, finishing less than half of a second behind Weir.

The Grand Prix will conclude Monday night with timed finals beginning at 5:30.

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