Flach Wins Silver Medal In Russia

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KAZAN, RUSSIA (USC SID) -- South Carolina senior Michael Flach picked up his first-career international medal on Monday, earning a silver medal as a part of Team USA’s 4x200-meter relay team at the World University Games.

Flach swam the leadoff leg for Team USA in the morning preliminary, leading the squad to a first-place finish in heat two with a time of 7:19.92, which was the second-fastest time of the two preliminary heats. Team USA’s four swimmers for the final then swam a 7:13.58 to claim the silver medal.

Winning the medal wraps up a stellar week for Flach at the World University Games. He finished sixth in the 200-meter butterfly final last week and has been able to achieve the success with South Carolina head swimming and diving coach McGee Moody serving as an assistant coach for the U.S. men’s team.

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