FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) - Jessica Hardy has always known how to swim. Now she has to figure out how to win again.
For the past year, Hardy has been dealing with the heartbreak of being denied her dream of competing in the Olympics because of a failed drug test. Her one-year ban ended July 29.
On Wednesday, she competed at the U.S. Open National
Championships, finishing second in the 100-meter freestyle.
"I haven't raced in a year. I feel like I don't even know what I'm doing. It's very frustrating," said Hardy, who finished in 55.07 seconds.
Erika Erndl of Naples, Fla., won the race in a meet-record 54.59.