AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

Ingrid Wilm swims to two backstroke golds

Ingrid Wilm asserted her dominance in the backstroke event at the Mare Nostrum Swim Tour on Sunday.

The Calgary, Alta. native won gold in both the 50m and 100m backstroke at the international swim meet in Monaco.

On Sunday she won the 50m backstroke with a head-to-head win over Finland’s Mimosa Jallow, finishing with a time of 27.63 seconds. She improved on her semi-final time of 27.82 seconds.

In the 100m backstroke, she was the only swimmer to clock in under a minute in the finals, finishing with a time of 59.73 seconds. Pauline Mahieu of France took home silver (1:00.24), and Czech Republic’s Simona Kubova took home bronze (1:01.23).