Claire Curzan on 100 Fly Final: “I was terrified going into it”

2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS

Reported by James Sutherland.

WOMEN’S 100 FLY FINAL

  • World Record: Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) – 55.48 (2016)
  • American Record: Torri Huske – 55.78 (2021)
  • US Open Record: Torri Huske (USA) – 55.78 (2021)
  • World Junior Record: Claire Curzan (USA) – 56.20 (2021)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) – 55.48
  • 2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Kelsi (Worrell) Dahlia – 56.48
  • Wave I Cut: 1:00.69
  • Wave II Cut: 59.59
  • FINA ‘A’ Cut: 57.92
  1. Torri Huske (AAC), 55.66 AR
  2. Claire Curzan (TAC), 56.43
  3. Kate Douglass (UVA), 56.56

Torri Huske put on a dominant performance in the women’s 100 butterfly final, punching her ticket to the Olympic Games next month in American Record fashion.

The 18-year-old blasted out to an early lead on the opening 50, turning in 25.65 to sit almost three-tenths clear of Claire Curzan (25.93).

Huske, a member of Arlington Aquatics, then pulled away from the field even further coming home, splitting 30.01 for a final time of 55.66, .12 under her American and U.S. Open Record of 55.78 set last night. It’s also a U.S. 17-18 National Age Group Record.

Huske remains the third-fastest performer in history, trailing only world record holder Sarah Sjostrom (55.48) and China’s Zhang Yufei (55.62).

2020-2021 LCM WOMEN 100 FLY

ZHANGCHN
YUFEI

09/29
55.62
2 TORRI
HUSKE
USA 55.66 06/14
3 EMMA
MCKEON
AUS 55.91 06/12
4 MAGGIE
MACNEIL
CAN 56.14 05/27
5 CLAIRE
CURZAN
USA 56.20 04/10

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In a tight battle for second, Curzan had to fend off a strong push from Kate Douglass and Kelsi Dahlia, but got the job done at the age of 16, touching in 56.43 to earn what will likely be an Olympic berth.

Curzan’s runner-up finish gives TAC Titans coach Bruce Marchionda three straight Olympians in this event.

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FLSwimmer
1 month ago

Do you only breath through your nose after making the Olympic Team in the 100 fly, Steve?

edit: I didn’t watch the video first. I see your point 🙂

Last edited 1 month ago by FLSwimmer
Laneline
1 month ago

Go Claire Go! Amazing swim and we are all VERY proud of you!

Penguin
Reply to  Laneline
1 month ago

someone has got to explain to me why this comment has so many down votes

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Penguin
1 month ago

so many trolls get attracted here during trials …its the only viable explanation i found through my
regular observations :

RMS
Reply to  Penguin
1 month ago

I was thinking the same thing. If you can’t be happy for a 16 year-old making the US Olympic team then you have issues.

Virtus
1 month ago

Was that the huske friends in the background lol

Terry Watts
1 month ago

Great googlymoogly that’s fast!

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