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MEN’S 100M BREASTSTROKE

2016 Top seed: Kevin Cordes (59.05)
World record: 57.92 – Adam Peaty (Britain)
American record: 58.96 – Eric Shanteau
U.S Open record: 59.01 – Mark Gangloff
U.S Nationals record: 59.01 – Mark Gangloff
JR World record: 1:00.12 – Anton Chupkov (Russia)
2012 Winning Time: 59.68 – Brendan Hansen

In the first semifinal of the men’s 100m breaststroke Cody Miller packed a punch, moving way out in front of the field with a time of 59.09. His closest competitor was Andrew Wilson who touched the wall in 59.87 for second.

The real speed came in the second semifinal as four swimmers went under one-minute to secure their spot in tomorrow’s final.

Kevin Cordes came back with an unreal last 50 to break Eric Shanteau’s American record as well as Mark Gangloff’s U.S Open and U.S Nationals record.

Cordes’ time of 58.94 not only breaks the record, but moves him to second in the world this year only behind world record holder Adam Peaty.

Josh Prenot was second behind Cordes in 59.60 followed by Michael Andrew in 59.85 and Nic Fink in 59.88.

TOP EIGHT

  1. Kevin Cordes (58.94) American record
  2. Cody Miller (59.09)
  3. Josh Prenot (59.60)
  4. Michael Andrew (59.85)
  5. Andrew Wilson (59.87)
  6. Nic Fink (59.88)
  7. Marcus Titus (1:00.19)
  8. Will Licon (1:00.30)

For official results click here.

 

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Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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