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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swimmerswammer
7 months ago

not surprised. he looked a bit disappointed after the semi yesterday

Zak Shafique
7 months ago

Peaty might finally have some competition

swim2
Reply to  Zak Shafique
7 months ago

na, peaty goes 57s unrested like their nothing, he will be 56.5 or faster at the games

Pvdh
Reply to  swim2
7 months ago

I doubt Peary has ever gone 57 unrested

anonymous
Reply to  Zak Shafique
7 months ago

Not this Olympics but next one I can see MA going 56 high or who know lower

Scotty P
Reply to  Zak Shafique
7 months ago

Bro, Peaty is hitting 56 again. Dude is a machine and has that Dad strength now.

Last edited 7 months ago by Scotty P
sven
Reply to  Zak Shafique
7 months ago

But does Peaty like Broccolini?

Svird
7 months ago

Not sure if wasting energy on the 100 back is a good idea then. He should he saving up for tonight.

GATOR CHOMP 🐊
Reply to  Svird
7 months ago

100bk is after the 100br. It’s worth a shot

anonymous
Reply to  Svird
7 months ago

I think it was more of being in the racing mindset ,and not loosening up

Swammerstein
7 months ago

whyd he swim the 100 bk? probably his worst 100 and not a good chance at making the team in it. I wouldve saved for the rest of the meet. Hes still a contender in the 50 fr, 200 im, and 100 fly

Anonymous
Reply to  Swammerstein
7 months ago

He’s probably gonna scratch 100 back to focus on the 100 breast

M L
Reply to  Swammerstein
7 months ago

Pretty undisciplined decision, it appears. Could make the difference in the IM and Fly later on…

monsterbasher
7 months ago

Refreshing to see an athlete so open about his goals.

brian
Reply to  monsterbasher
7 months 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!

Eric the eel > Phelps
7 months ago

you can do it michael andrew

Chris
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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.

Luciano
7 months ago

Peaty lo batte con un braccio legato

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