Grevers: “Pebley and I both really want that 2nd spot” (Video)

Reported by Chelsea Howard. 



Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers of Tucson Ford Dealers won the 100 backstroke with a 54.15, but 2016 Olympian Jacob Pebley put up a good challenge for him. Grevers took it out in a 26.48 and came home in a 27.67 while Pebley’s splits were 26.59 and 27.95.

The top five were all 55.89 or faster. NYAC’s Arkady Vyatchanin came in third with a time of 54.95 while Sean Lehane was fourth with a 55.53.

Top 8:

  1. Matt Grevers, 54.15
  2. Jacob Pebley, 54.54
  3. Arkady Vyatchanin, 54.95
  4. Sean Lehane, 55.53
  5. Petter Fredriksson, 55.89
  6. Dylan Carter, 56.09
  7. Cameron Craig 57.26
  8. Luke Pechmann, 57.33

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7 years ago

Anders Holmvich 2020

7 years ago

Telling to hear an American swimmer speak like this – Very rare you hear any American swimmer conceding that 1st is probably out of reach, let alone an Olympic champ. Reflects very much on Murphy.

E Gamble
Reply to  Dee
7 years ago

Matt Grevers is a seasoned veteran. He’s being respectful to Ryan Murphy the new world record holder. I don’t think Matt is now…. nor will he ever be swimming for second fastest in the USA. He’s being polite. Olympic gold medalist always believe they can repeat. ?

7 years ago


Sir Swimsalot
Reply to  Kid
7 years ago

As of now, not quite as fast in the big pool, but who knows?

Attila the Runt
7 years ago

Great guy. Always humble and gracious. Hope he does well.

Reply to  Attila the Runt
7 years ago

Totally my feelings too

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