2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS
- Sunday June 26th-Sunday July 3rd, 2016
- Century Link Center – Omaha, Nebraska
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After scratching every other event that she had on the dock for the week, open water national champion Becca Mann, a University of Southern California recruit, didn’t make the finals of the 800 free this morning. She came into the prelims seeded second with 8:21.77.
The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Mann injured her back two weeks ago and swam this morning with a herniated disk and three bulging disks.
This week, she scratched the 400 IM (2nd seed, 4:37.04), the 400 free (fifth seed, 4:07.09), the 200 free (37th seed, 2:00.21), the 200 IM (28th seed, 2:15.65), and the 200 fly (2:10.95).
She finished just one place and .46 from earning a spot in the final.
This injury marks another Olympic heartbreak for Mann, an internationally-competitive open water swimmer. This summer at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Mann finished just 10 seconds outside of the necessary time to make the World Championships top ten in the 10k open water marathon swim. And, then, because the U.S. already qualified open water swimmer Haley Anderson, Mann was not allowed another chance at the open water team at the 10k Open Water Qualifier in Setubal, Portugal earlier this month.