Andrew Seliskar is in the Olympic hunt after his swims at the Charlotte Grand Prix

Video edit – Coleman Hodges

Men’s 200 Butterfly – 2014 Arena Grand Prix in Charlotte – Reported by SwimSwam

It was a fairly close race through the first 50 of the men’s 200 butterfly. Dylan Bosch, the NCAA champion in this race, had the lead at the 100. In the final 50, Andrew Seliskar ran down Bosch to win in the final 20 meters. Seliskar’s final time was 1:57.40, and he finished almost a second ahead of Dylan Bosch. Bosch touched in second at 1:58.34. Tom Luchsinger managed to get into the wall for third place with a 1:58.77. Chase Kalisz finished fourth as the final swimmer to break 2 minutes in this event with a 1:59.27. Thiago Pereira dropped more than three seconds to win the B-final of the men’s 200 butterfly with a final time of 1:59.73.

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bobo gigi
9 years ago

Huge American tradition on the men’s 200 fly.
I’ve made a few researches and the following names have been world record holders.
Mike Troy
Carl Robie
Mark Spitz
John Ferris
Gary Hall Sr
Mike Bruner
Craig Beardsley
Mel Stewart!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tom Malchow
And of course the greatest of all-time Michael Phelps

USA is looking for a new dominant swimmer in that event since MP.
Can Mr Seliskar become that swimmer?

9 years ago

Justin Lynch is also a talented American flyer that could develop into an elite swimmer.

9 years ago

he is the american open record holder for the 200y butterfly (dylan bosch) he broke the record at NCAAs formerly held as a tie by both michael phelps and tom sheilds

9 years ago

Correction, South African…not sure why I said Canadian

9 years ago

Bosch is Canadian thus not the American RH.

samuel huntington
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9 years ago

he is south african

samuel huntington
9 years ago

yea, Olympic Trials are a little far away…..but US Nationals are in three months! I predict he will win the 200 fly at that meet.

9 years ago

….as we near Olympic Trials? It is way too early to start speculating about trials at this point. The landscape could look completely different – over 2 years from now.

9 years ago

Well spoken and nice young man. I like his breaststroke and especially his starts. Seliskars are from Slovenia. I wonder if his father is from there and weather he would consider swimming for Slovenia in Olympics if he cannot make US team?

Reply to  PsychDad
9 years ago

That would be interesting to see

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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