2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS
- Wave I Dates: June 4-7, 2021
- Wave II Dates: June 13-20, 2021
- Prelims: 10am CDT | Finals: 7pm CDT
- Where: CHI Health Center / Omaha, Nebraska
- 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifying Cuts
- Wave I & II Event Order
- LCM (50m)
- Psych Sheets
- Day 4 Finals Live Stream
- Wave II Live Results
- Day 4 Finals Heat Sheet
Reported by James Sutherland.
MEN’S 200 BREAST SEMI-FINALS
- World Record: Anton Chupkov (RUS) – 2:06.12 (2019)
- American Record: Josh Prenot – 2:07.17 (2016)
- US Open Record: Josh Prenot (USA) – 2:07.17 (2016)
- World Junior Record: Qin Haiyan (CHN) – 2:07.35 (2017)
- 2016 Olympic Champion: Dmitriy Balandin (KAZ) – 2:07.46
- 2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Josh Prenot – 2:07.17
- Wave I Cut: 2:17.89
- Wave II Cut: 2:15.28
- FINA ‘A’ Cut: 2:10.35
- Matt Fallon (GSCY), 2:08.91
- Nic Fink (ABSC), 2:09.13
- Kevin Cordes (ABSC), 2:09.31
- Will Licon (TXLA), 2:09.39
- Andrew Wilson (ABSC), 2:09.48
- Daniel Roy (ALTO), 2:09.57
- Jake Foster (RAYS), 2:10.13
- AJ Pouch (VT), 2:10.76
Allow me to introduce you to Matt Fallon. But seriously, what a swim from the 18-year-old.
Fallon dropped more than a second off his best time to qualify first from this morning’s prelims in 2:10.13, and then turned things up a couple notches in tonight’s semis.
Racing in the second semi, Fallon looked like he was out of it early, turning in 1:03.67 at the 100—dead last in the heat, and 15th among all semi-finalists. However, he turned on the jets big time coming home, splitting 32.66/32.58 to run down early leader Kevin Cordes and touch first in a time of 2:08.91, obliterating the 17-18 National Age Group Record of 2:09.73. That record belonged to Daniel Roy, set in 2018.
Additionally, Fallon is now the ninth-fastest American of all-time in the event, moving up from 17th where he put himself this morning.