Cullen Jones gives raw interview after 3rd place finish (Video)

Reported by Mitch Bowmile.


Top seed: Anthony Ervin (21.55)
World record: 20.91 – Cesar Cielo
American record: 21.37 – Nathan Adrian
U.S Open record: 21.14 – Cesar Cielo
U.S Nationals record: 21.47 – Nathan Adrian/Garret Weber-Gale
JR World record: 22.00 – Yu Hexin (China)
2012 Winning Time: 21.59 – Cullen Jones

Sixteen years after winning gold at the 2000 Olympic Games, Anthony Ervin will be back competing in the 50m freestyle at his third Olympics.

It came down to the wire, but ultimately it was American record holder Nathan Adrian who got his hand on the wall first with a 21.51 in order to secure his second individual event for Rio.

Ervin was right behind him by the smallest of margins, finishing second in 21.52.

Cullen Jones finished third in 21.75 and will not be returning to the Olympic Games.

  1. Nathan Adrian (21.51)
  2. Anthony Ervin (21.52)
  3. Cullen Jones (21.75)
  4. Caeleb Dressel (21.80)
  5. Josh Schneider (21.95)
  6. Michael Chadwick (21.96)
  7. Jimmy Feigen (21.99)
  8. Dillon Virva (22.40)

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He didn’t make it which wasn’t surprising to me but what was surprising was how he was able to go from being completely unlikely to go to 3rd place finisher. He’s beeen a motivation to many people in the swimming community and I hope he finds good fortune in anything he does

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I never felt at all as if he were “unlikely ” to be able to finish in the top 2. He is a finely seasoned competitor and he knows how to bring it. This is a rabid dog fight. He just came in 3rd this time and I know he must be hurting. The team will miss him, I’m sure. I hope he keeps training. I appreciate you, Cullen Jones.


Because you were there, it was great. Nice interview too


Classy guy. I’m sure he will continue to be a great ambassador for the sport, in ot out of the pool.

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