2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS
- Sunday June 26th-Sunday July 3rd, 2016
- Century Link Center – Omaha, Nebraska
- Friday-Sunday – Prelims – 11:00 am EDT Finals – 7:45 pm EDT
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Four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin and three-time Olympic gold medalist (12 time Olympic medalist) Natalie Coughlin will swim in the outside lanes of the women’s 100 backstroke final tomorrow.
The duo finished seventh and eighth in semifinals tonight, coming in just a hundredth of a second apart in 1:00.45 and 1:00.46.
Though the starpower will be in the outside lanes of the final, the speed and power from earlier in the meet will sit in the middle lanes of the final.
Most notably, Olivia Smoliga will swim in lane four tomorrow, after becoming the fifth-fastest American in history in the event. Smoliga clocked 59.16 tonight; and she now ranks behind Franklin (58.33), Coughlin (58.94), Rachel Bootsma (59.10), and Hayley McGregory (59.11) in the all-time American rankings.
Kathleen Baker is the second seed tomorrow night with 59.36. Amy Bilquist also came in under a minute, clocking 59.85.
See the full results of the women’s 100 back semifinals here.