2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS
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Tonight, with his second-place finish in the 50 free, 35-year-old Anthony Ervin became the oldest American male swimmer to make the Olympics in an individual event since 1904.
Ervin finished tonight’s event just .01 behind Nathan Adrian, coming into the wall with 21.52.
This will mark Ervin’s third Olympics. He won Olympic gold in the 50 free and Olympic silver in the 400 freestyle relay at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. He finished fifth at the 2012 London Olympics in the 50 free.
That time ranks him fifth-fastest in the world this year.
His time tonight was also only a tenth of a second off his all-time best, a 21.42 semifinal swim from the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. That swim makes him the 14th-fastest man in history. He went on to win the silver medal in that event.
Ervin also made the 2016 Rio team as a member of the 400 free relay, after finishing fourth in the 100 free on Thursday night with 48.54.