17-Year-Old Patrick Sammon on Breaking 50-Second Barrier to Win Wave I 100 Free

2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS

Reported by Spencer Penland.

MEN’S 100 FREE FINALS

  • World Record: Cesar Cielo (BRA) – 46.91 (2009)
  • American Record: Caeleb Dressel – 46.96 (2019)
  • US Open Record: Ryan Held (USA) – 47.39 (2019)
  • World Junior Record: Andrei Minakov (RUS) – 47.57 (2020)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Kyle Chalmers (AUS) – 47.58
  • 2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Nathan Adrian – 47.72
  • Wave I Cut: 50.49
  • Wave II Cut: 49.74

Podium:

  1. Patrick Sammon (AQUASN) – 49.94
  2. Luke Miller (EA) – 50.05
  3. Michael Eastman (UofL) – 50.14

Patrick Sammon had an incredible turn to help fuel this win. He went into the 50m wall not looking like the leader, but managed to get his feet onto the wall 2-tenths of a second ahead of anyone else. Sammon then held strong with a very slight lead through the 2nd 50, extending into the finish to touch as the only 49 in the field. The swim was a personal best for Sammon.  NC State’s Luke Miller also punched his ticket to Wave II, swimming a best time of 50.05. Miller was 7th at the turn, but turned on the jets coming home, and made a final push right at the end.

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