Arkady Vyatchanin: “It was really tough after last year” (Video)

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.


  • American: Ryan Murphy, 51.85, 2016
  • U.S. Open: Aaron Peirsol, 51.94, 2009
  • U.S. Open Meet: Nick Thoman, 52.51, 2009
  1. GOLD: Arkady Vyatchanin, NYAC, 53.91
  2. SILVER: Christopher Reid, BAMA, 54.54
  3. BRONZE: Xavier Mohammed, GBR, 54.62

NYAC’s Arkady Vyatchanin was the only man to turn in a sub-54 tonight, winning by a half second with his 53.91. Bama’s Christopher Reid (54.54) and Great Britain’s Xavier Mohammed (54.62) raced neck-and-neck  earn 2nd and 3rd respectively. Texas A&M’s Brock Bonetti was the only other man to break 55 with a 54.99 for 4th place, followed by U.S. Olympian Ryan Lochte (55.16).

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Congratulations Arkady! Awesome to see your recent success as well as your excitement for the future!


through troubles , deception , and more , Arkady come through with a solid Victory – no more Country’s eligibility issues to deal with anymore . He can finally foresee and way better future in Usa as Us citizen . Big hug for a Big Man


There is only so much funding available & Russia went for youth esp after Arkady failed to deliver the honours that Rylov & Kolesnikov have already delivered.

Sportsppl usually understand these things .. Its up to each one what they want to do ,about it & how they do it . A scant look at history shows that not many ppl fight with Russia & win , including Russians .


Actually I think we should bring these decision makers to Australia post every Olympics so we can cull the team & invest in new prospects . If said victims were to publicly flail there arms around , they would get little public sympathy .

We currently have some highly ranked Tennis players if anyone would like them ,

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