Michael Andrew is Shooting for 57 100 Breast in Olympic Trials Final

2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS

Reported by James Sutherland.

MEN’S 100 BREAST SEMI-FINALS

  • World Record: Adam Peaty (GBR) – 56.88 (2019)
  • American Record: Michael Andrew – 58.19 (2021)
  • US Open Record: Michael Andrew (USA) – 58.19 (2021)
  • World Junior Record: Nicolo Martinenghi (ITA) – 59.01 (2017)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Adam Peaty (GBR) – 57.13
  • 2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Kevin Cordes – 59.18
  • Wave I Cut: 1:03.29
  • Wave II Cut: 1:01.97
  1. Michael Andrew (RPC), 58.14 AR
  2. Nic Fink (ABSC), 58.50
  3. Andrew Wilson (ABSC), 59.08
  4. Kevin Cordes (ABSC), 59.33
  5. Max McHugh (UOFM), 59.68
  6. Josh Matheny (PEAQ), 1:00.25
  7. Will Licon (TXLA), 1:00.33
  8. Ben Cono (GAME), 1:00.36

Michael Andrew one-upped himself after a record-breaking prelims swim, re-lowering his American Record of 58.19 in the men’s 100 breaststroke with a time of 58.14, breaking the U.S. Open 50 breast record in the process.

Racing in the second semi-final, Andrew scorched his way out to a massive lead on the opening 50, turning in 26.83 to break his previous U.S. Open Record of 26.84 set in 2018.

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MKW
1 year ago

Huge for the medley relay

Mark
Reply to  MKW
1 year ago

Nah, GB still win

Olympian
Reply to  Mark
1 year ago

Not if Dressel swims both fly and free. 100% doable and counts as training for the skins races later in the ISL

Philip Johnson
Reply to  Mark
1 year ago

If MA is 57 capable the Brits are still the heavy favorites?

Rafael
Reply to  Philip Johnson
1 year ago

Depends.. can Peaty drop a 56 flat 55 high split? He usually does not have amazing splits but he did that on ISL.. 53,2 – 56,0 – 50,8 – 46,8: 3:36:80

anonymous
Reply to  Rafael
1 year ago

51.9
57.8
49.2
47.0
Close to second faster for USA

Philip Johnson
Reply to  anonymous
1 year ago

Has James Guy ever split 49??

Also who in the UK is splitting 51.9??

Last edited 1 year ago by Philip Johnson
Miguel
Reply to  Philip Johnson
1 year ago

Guess these splits were intended for USA…

Joris Bohnson
Reply to  Rafael
1 year ago

50.4 at least for Guy , and 46.5 for scott

Last edited 1 year ago by Joris Bohnson
Pvdh
Reply to  Rafael
1 year ago

Not even expecting any miracles from the US splits

52.0 – 57.5 – 49.5 – 46.8 is a second faster at 3:25.8. Pushing it to the best of splits as you have for the British team

51.7 – 57.2 – 49.0 – 46.5 is 3:24.4

Michael Andrew has saved this relay.

THEO
Reply to  Philip Johnson
1 year ago

USA are definitely the favorites now. But if you pencil in a 46.1 from Scott again then its definitely possible for GB. Better hope the USA anchor swims on the right side of the lane.

Pvdh
Reply to  THEO
1 year ago

Held is going to be close to sub 47 on the flat start. He’s going to be faster than Scott.

Olympian
1 year ago

Thanks captain obvious!

Irish Ringer
1 year ago

Makes sense….if you were 58.14 it’s not far off a 57.

Guerra
1 year ago

Best wishes to Michael and congratulations on the American record. Michael did it his way, and as “out of the box” as people think about his training, I think the sky’s the limit for him and the best is yet to come!

Luciano
1 year ago

Peaty lo batte con un braccio legato

Chris
1 year ago

Peaty should keep a close eye on Andrew, especially if Andrew breaks 58 tonight. Things could get very interesting in Tokyo.

MA is a great face for the sport. Well spoken, good looking, and hungry. I see him being on the podium in this event.

MX4x50relay
Reply to  Chris
1 year ago

Peaty has absolutely nothing to worry about I don’t think. It’s not like Arno and Andrew aren’t fast, because they are insane. It’s just peaty is over a second faster than them and has swum better than their best times in season consistently

MTK
Reply to  MX4x50relay
1 year ago

Yeah, I think it’s a race for silver this year. But given that he’s only 22, I do think in 3 years time in 2024 MA might be ready to potentially give Peaty a real tough race.

Rafael
Reply to  Chris
1 year ago

Peaty drops a 57 with full beard, a parachute and someone holding his kneeds.. while we are amazed by Arno and Maybe Andrew going sub-58, Peaty might show us a sub-56 split and a 56 low-mid flat start breast..

Irish Ringer
Reply to  Chris
1 year ago

The competition is slowly getting better, but there’s still a large margin between Peaty and the world. Something would have to happen like an injury, illness, DQ etc. for Peaty to be upset. Not taking away from MA and others, but he’s just that good.

Pvdh
Reply to  Chris
1 year ago

Alright let’s not get too far ahead. I think MA has the potential to get closest to Peaty even more so than Arno. He’s got flat out speed int he first 50 opening to near Peaty level with a 26.8. And with an improving background in the 2 IM his back half integrity should get better but Peaty is a lock.

Eric the eel > Phelps
1 year ago

you can do it michael andrew

monsterbasher
1 year ago

Refreshing to see an athlete so open about his goals.

brian
Reply to  monsterbasher
1 year ago

right! I love seeing someone with the guts to tell the world what their goal times are. It gives us something to think and talk about!

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