Meagen Nay has finished fifth in the women's 200 metre backstroke.
Meagen Nay has finished fifth in the women's 200 metre backstroke. Getty Images Sport - Clive Rose

Nay finishes behind superstar

AUSTRALIAN Meagen Nay has finished fifth behind United States' superstar Missy Franklin in the women's 200 metre backstroke.

Franklin, the 17-year-old who already has two gold medals at this meet, blitzed the entire field, smashing the world record on her way to victory.

Nay never troubled the leaders, a 'relaxed' first 50 metres forcing her to play catch-up for the rest of the race. 

"I def would have like to medaled," Nay said

"It's a little bit disappointing, but that's all I had."

 


'You saved our sacred country for us': protest celebrated

'You saved our sacred country for us': protest celebrated

How Terania Protest went on to define our region

Door closes, another opens for ScoMo

Door closes, another opens for ScoMo

'Scott Morrison, if he is nothing else, is a dedicated marketeer'

We are a region of sports lovers

We are a region of sports lovers

Council realises value of sport to our region