Olympic gold medalist Lydia Jacoby waves to the crowd in Seward during her celebratory parade on Thursday, August 5, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Jacoby ends world championships short of finals in 50 breaststroke

Lydia Jacoby, a 2022 graduate of Seward High School, ended her world championships in Fukuoka, Japan, on Saturday by coming up short of the finals in the 50-meter breaststroke.

Jacoby had a time of 30.40 seconds in the semifinals to tie her for ninth place — one place and .07 seconds short of the final. Jacoby’s best time in the 50 breaststroke is 29.81, coming in late June at the U.S. trials for Fukuoka.

Jacoby does not come home from the meet empty-handed. Tuesday, she took a bronze medal in the 100 breaststroke — the third international medal for Jacoby.

The 100 was won by Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte, who is enjoying a career resurgence. Sunday, Meilutyte also won the 50 breaststroke, setting a new world record in 29.16 seconds.

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