Josh Prenot Rocks 2nd Fastest 200m Breaststroke This Season

Josh Prenot held nothing back in Toronto this morning at the 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials, throwing down the second fastest 200m breaststroke this season with a swift 2:08.58 which also doubles as his personal best.

Prenot was out like a rocket, coming in under 30-seconds on the first 50 wall to take the lead and push the pace early on. Keeping with the quick speed, Prenot turned at the 100 in 1:02.45 setting himself up perfectly for the second half of the race.

Coming back strong, Prenot split a 1:06.13 on the final 100 to touch the wall in front.

Prenot’s Splits

  • 50m – 29.84 (29.84)
  • 100m – 1:02.45 (32.61)
  • 150m – 1:35.51 (33.06)
  • 200m – 2:08.58 (33.07)

Prenot’s time makes him the second fastest 200m breaststroker this season behind only Germany Marco Koch’s 2:07.69. Most importantly however, it makes him the fastest American this season, edging out Nicholas Fink’s 2:08.89 from earlier this season.

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KAZ2.07.4608/10
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The time also makes Prenot the fourth fastest American performer in this event ever, closing in on Brendan Hansen’s 2:08.50 mark from the 2006 Pan Pacific Championships in Victoria, BC.

Prenot is in a great position to make the US Olympic team now as one of the front-runners to take gold at the US Olympic Trials. In order to do so he’ll have to face off against Kevin Cordes who is the only active American swimmer who has ever recorded a time faster than him in this event.

Prenot will compete in the consolation final of the 200m breaststroke tonight.

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calswimfan

wow nice!

Erik Wiken

That is a really nicely swum 200BR, 3.2 sec delta holding 33.0 on the 2nd 100.

BBswimmer

where would someone find the results from the consolation finals? they don’t seem to be on meet mobile

Weirdo

They are on meet mobile

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