Women’s 200 Meter Backstroke – US Nationals Preview – Missy Franklin Will Be Defending Her National Title
Day 2 will be a busy day for Missy Franklin, but that shouldn’t phase the world record holder in this event.
Missy Franklin won her second event, the women’s 200 free, on Day Four at Los Angeles Invitational. Watch her fend off a strong last 50 from Australia’s Kylie Palmer.
Watch Missy Franklin and her Cal teammate Elizabeth Pelton go head-to-head in the 100 back final at Los Angeles Invitational.
Here are more SwimSwam images from the Los Angeles Invitational at Uytengsu Aquatics Center at USC.
Justin James of Australia, pictured above, clocked a 2:03.61 to lead the qualifiers in the men’s 200 IM at Los Angeles Invitational.
Missy Franklin won the 100 free at Los Angeles Invitational with a meet record of 54.52 on Friday.
Katie Ledecky’s swim in the 200 free on Friday night at the 2014 Potomac Valley LC Championships broke the Junior…
Margo Geer is one of the many stars out in Southern California for the Los Angeles Invitational at USC.
Ella Eastin and Haley Anderson both qualified for the championship final of the women’s 400 IM at LA Invite.
Missy Franklin, Nathan Adrian, Anthony Ervin, Matt Grevers and Kosuke Kitajima are among the names on the loaded LA Invite psych sheets.
The stars will be out in Los Angeles, with Missy Franklin, Nathan Adrian, and Natalie Coughlin among the headliners for the 2014 LA Invitational
Since at least 2011, the women’s 100 backstroke has been all but owned by Missy Franklin, the defending Olympic and World Champs gold medalist.
The top 4 finishers at U.S. Nationals in the 100 and 200 frees will make the Pan Pacs team, plus up to the top 4 in each Olympic event. Nobody finishing lower 5th or lower will make the team, even if a top-4 swimmer declines.
Quiz time! Test your knowledge of past and present American sprinters with this 10-question quiz.
With all due respect to Katie Ledecky’s earth-shattering world records, this week’s HardCore Swim takes a look at another USA Swimming star who put together an outstanding weekend, and whose swims might be lost in the frenzy of Ledecky’s world marks.