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Josh Prenot has broken the American Record in the 200 meter breaststroke and swum the 2nd-fastest 200 breaststroke in history on day 5 of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.
Prenot swam a 2:07.17, which is the fastest time ever done by an American and the fastest time ever done on U.S. soil (U.S. Open Record).
Prenot had a big final split of 32.98, which is 1.5 seconds faster than runner-up Kevin Cordes was coming home in what went from a big Cordes lead to a comfortable Prenot victory over the last 50.
|Prenot ’16 (new record)||29.21||1:01.67||1:34.19||2:07.17|
|Shanteau ’09 (old American)||29.10||1:01.69||1:34.72||2:07.42|
|Cordes ’16 (old U.S. Open)||28.89||1:01.07||1:34.00||2:07.81|
Prenot came within a hair of the World Record in the split, and even though he did a ton of damage over the last 50, he still wasn’t quick enough to hold off the theoretical World Record line of Akihiro Yamaguchi, who split 32.23 on the last 50 of his 2:07.01 World Record swim from 2012.
That swim from Yamaguchi is the only one in history that’s been faster than Prenot’s 2:07.17.
The new top 5 fastest times in history:
- Akihiro Yamaguchi, 2:07.01, 2012
- Josh Prenot, 2:07.17, 2016
- Daniel Gyurta, 2:07.23, 2013
- Daniel Gyurta 2:07.28
- Ross Murdoch, 2:07.30