The fifth day of competitions goes to the archives in Omaha (US), the home of the Olympic swimming trials for the US team. There are plenty of high-profile offerings worth mentioning.
Starts from Men’s 100 Freestyle Final Dove ONE VELACINOR It was very much expected. Well, the world champions won in this discipline with a time of 47 39 (22 the 46 pass to 50 meters and 24 93 in the second pool), which gave a good answer for everyone. For him for the second time in a year after the Russian Kliment Kolesnikov (47″ 31) and right before Alessandro Merisi (47 45). In second place in this test, Zack Apple (47 ″ 72), who took out the ticket for the single test, while in the relay there will be Blake Peroni (48″ 16) e Brooks Carey (48 19).
On the other hand, no good return for the Olympic and World Women’s 100 championطلة Simon Manuel: 54″ 17 only for her in the semifinals of the two pools and she came out sensationally from the last class. Unless he concedes at the last minute, Manuel will not have the chance to defend his title in Tokyo in the discipline. Modest times in these soaring temperatures Olivia Smoliga At the top at 53 55, same time Natalie Hinds (53 55).
Back to Finals, Olympic Qualification for Bobby Fink (7’48″ 22) H Michael Brenegar (7’49″ 94) at 800 m. The experience of time is not exceptional for them, but it is clear that everything is expected for games. The final chapter of 200 frogs on a completely different level, successfully nothing about you At 2’07″ 55 to precede Andrew Wilson (2’08″ 32) H Will Lincoln (2’08″50). For the first two there are five circles. Excellent Halle Flicker In the Women’s 200 Butterfly final, she managed to improve her national record by 2 cents and make it to 2’05″ (second world time trial of the year after superb Chinese Zhang Yufei at 2’05″ 44). To note the second place for the world record holder in the 200 backstroke Reagan Smith, excellent at 2’06″ 99 and qualified for Tokyo in this major. Lily King He hit a bullet in the 200 breaststroke semifinals, swimming at 2’22 73 to lead Annie Lazor by 7 cents (2’22 80). We’ll see how the American champion improves tomorrow in the final.
Impressive for sure Michael Andrew. Having shown thrilling time trials at 100 breaststrokes, Andrew repeated himself in the 200 medley in the semi-final qualifiers in a time of 1’55” 26 and achieving his fifth-ever world performance (first in the world in 2021), clearly ahead Chase Kalish (1’57 19) AH Kieran Smith (1’57″ 61). The world record holder and absolute champion was also present Ryan Lochte (6th at 1’58″ 65). Despite his advanced age, Lochte still wanted to try, aware of the difficulties of the case.
Photo: La Presse