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Ida Hulkko

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Mikkeli, Finland

Top Times

100 breast: 58.58

200 breast: 2:11.32


Was an All-American in the 100 breast behind a fifth place finish in the 100 breast with a career best of 58.58 in the 100 breast at NCAAs…also competed in the 200 breast (2:12.19) and medley relays… took home bronze in the 100 breast at the ACC Championships with a time of 58.94…also helped the Noles bring home bronze in the 200 medley relay while setting the school record at 1:36.28, qualifying for the NCAA Championships…closed out ACCs by winning the C final of the 200 breast with a personal best swim…helped the Noles win the 200 medley relay at No. 23 Alabama and Miami…added a second place finish in the 100 breast (1:02.05)…swam the fastest time in the nation in the 100 breast at 59.03 and won the event against No. 10 Florida, becoming the second female in school history to break the 1-minute barrier in the event…also took third in the 200 breast at 2:13.85…won the 100 breast against No. 13 Minnesota (1:00.77) and was awarded the ACC Swimmer of the Week…took home the 100 breast to open the season against GT and Pitt at 1:01.19…brought back two golds and one silver from the 2018 Finnish National Championships…placed eighth at the FINA Short Course World Championships in Hangzhou, China…was named the team’s MVP.

High School

A member of the Finnish National Team, Hulkko turned in the top time at the 2017 LEN European Short Couse Championships in prelims of the 50m breast with a time of 29.85… also competed in the 100m breast (1:07.08) and 200m breast (2:33.21) at the meet… was the 2017 Finnish champ in the 50 SCM (29.91) and 100 SCM (2:05.40) in addition to the 100 LCM (1:09.87) breast…Hulkko was named the Woman Athlete of the Year in 2017 by TTUL (Finnish Sport Federation)…is the Finnish national record holder at 30.53 in the 50m breast…took fifth place in the race at the 2018 European Championships.

Personal: Born December 12, 1998…Daughter of Arja and Petri Hulkko…Swam for the TATU Tampere coached by Jere J√§nnes… was also a sprinter and kayaked.