Amanda Weir: That’s tied for my best trials swim with 2004 (Video)

Reported by Mitch Bowmile. 

WOMEN’S 100M FREESTYLE FINAL

Top seed: Abbey Weitzeil (53.57)
World record: 52.07 – Britta Steffen (Germany)
American record: 53.02 – Amanda Weir
U.S Open record: 53.30 – Cate Campbell (Australia)
U.S Nationals record: 53.43 – Missy Franklin
JR World record: 53.84 – Shen Duo (China)
2012 Winning Time: 53.96 – Jessica Hardy

Abbey Weitzeil qualified for her first Olympic team with a new U.S Open record in the 100m freestyle en route to a swift 53.28.

Weitzeil managed to hold off Simone Manuel during the last 10-meters who absolutely charged in order to put up a 53.52. American record holder Amanda Weir touched in just behind Manuel in 53.75.

Lia Neal grabbed the fourth relay position with a 53.77 performance. Likely, the United States will take six for the relay, which will then include Allison Schmitt and Dana Vollmer.

Schmitt was a 53.87 and Vollmer also posted a sub 54-second swim with a 53.92 performance.

Katie Ledecky managed to dip under 54-seconds with a swift 53.99. Kelsi Worrell was eighth in 54.06.

  1. Abbey Weitzeil (53.28)
  2. Simone Manuel (53.52)
  3. Amanda Weir (53.75)
  4. Lia Neal (53.77)
  5. Allison Schmitt (53.87)
  6. Dana Vollmer (53.92)
  7. Katie Ledecky (53.99)
  8. Kelsi Worrell (54.06)

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Stay Human

Wow I forgot Jessica Hardy won in 2012 with a 53.96. That would have barely snuck into 7th ahead of Ledecky this year.

Lane Four

So very very VERY thrilled and happy for Amanda.

Honey

That was a fun race to watch…so much talent. The Women’s 100 Free was the one race tonight where every lane was a potential qualifier for Rio in that specific event…a real chance. Two gripes about tonight: I wish that NBC had shown the entire other semi final with Matt Josa as the top seed in the 100 Fly. (I didn’t tune in to watch track and field NBC). It’s fun to watch Michael swim, but the other semi heat was also packed with talent. I also wish that Bob Costas hadn’t been brought in to help commentate tonight…his part was too scripted and he seemed to be “dialing it in” to a certain degree. It’s much more exciting with… Read more »

pianoback

Only 2 gripes?? That’s very charitable 🙂

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