In the Kazan Arena, Furgeson took to the pool in the Women’s 50m Backstroke.
Having previously competed in the same event two years earlier in Barcelona
The 2013 World Championships in Barcelona saw her set an impressive time and personal best of 34.48 seconds, in the heat. However, the more recent Pacific Games, in Papua New Guinea, saw that record beaten unequivocally with a time of 33.19 seconds. With only a two week gap between the games and leaving for Kazan, preparation was limited. This did not seem to affect the young athlete.