Liam Bresette on Winning an Event at Olympic Trials: “It’s a dream”

2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS

Reported by Spencer Penland.

MEN’S 200 FREE – FINALS

  • World Record: Paul Biederman (GER) – 1:42.00 (2009)
  • American Record: Michael Phelps  – 1:42.96 (2008)
  • US Open Record: Michael Phelps (USA) – 1:44.10 (2008)
  • World Junior Record: Sunwoo Hwang (KOR) – 1:44.96 (2021)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Sun Yang (CHN) – 1:44.65
  • 2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Townley Haas – 1:45.66
  • Wave I Cut: 1:50.79
  • Wave II Cut: 1:49.65

Podium:

  1. Liam Bresette (SUN) – 1:49.22
  2. Patrick Sammon (AQUASN) – 1:49.30
  3. Luke Miller (EA) – 1:49.99

Liam Bresette, an Arizona State swimmer, and Patrick Sammon, a future Arizona State swimmer, went 1-2 in the men’s 200 free. Sammon, who won the men’s 100 free on day 1, took the race out quicker than Bresette, but Bresette had the superior closing speed, and was able to get his hand on the wall first. Both swimmers posted lifetime bests with the swim, and will be advancing to Wave II next week.

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SwimFani
13 days ago

Congrats one being the first Wave I 100 fl winner!!!

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