Annie Lazor Speaks on Dynamic with Lilly King

2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS

Reported by James Sutherland.

WOMEN’S 200 BREAST SEMI-FINALS

  • World Record: Rikke Moller Pedersen (DEN) – 2:19.11 (2013)
  • American Record: Rebecca Soni – 2:19.59 (2012)
  • US Open Record: Rebecca Soni (USA) – 2:20.38 (2009)
  • World Junior Record: Viktoriya Zeynep Gunes (TUR) – 2:19.64 (2015)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Rie Kaneto (JPN) – 2:20.30
  • 2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Lilly King – 2:24.08
  • Wave I Cut: 2:33.29
  • Wave II Cut: 2:30.49
  • FINA ‘A’ Cut: 2:25.52
  1. Lilly King (ISC), 2:22.73
  2. Annie Lazor (MVN), 2:22.80
  3. Emily Escobedo (COND), 2:23.87
  4. Ella Nelson (NAC), 2:24.80
  5. Bethany Galat (AGS), 2:24.83
  6. Allie Raab (NAC), 2:26.68
  7. Micah Sumrall (GAME), 2:27.22
  8. Rachel Bernhardt (GAME), 2:27.36

Indiana training partners Lilly King and Annie Lazor duked it out in the second semi of the women’s 200 breast, both swimming drastically different versions of the event, but finishing with nearly the same result.

King pounced on the first 50, opening up a big early lead, and then Lazor slowly reeled her in, bringing them close to even at the 150, and then King attacked the last 50 before Lazor came back again. King ultimately touched first in 2:22.73, followed closely by Lazor in 2:22.80, as they advance first and second into the final.

King sits fifth in the world rankings, having been 2:21.82 in May, while Lazor ranks eighth with her 2:22.23 from March.

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Guerra
3 months ago

This is just another example of the fact that if you choose to follow and immerse yourself in the teachings of GOAT Coach & new ASCA Hall of Famer, Ray Looze, you will achieve greatness and immortality and enjoy moments like this!

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Guerra
3 months ago

And swim 3 seconds slower than Soni did 9 —- yes 9 —– years ago. Or fail to break a minute when it counts. He’s training U.S. breaststrokers to get slower. He probably should try being a goat coach. Maybe work on their bleeting.

NM Coach
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
3 months ago

I would be equally interested in hearing your assessment of how the Texas Men are swimming at these trials.

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