2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS
- Sunday June 26th-Sunday July 3rd, 2016
- Century Link Center – Omaha, Nebraska
- Friday-Sunday – Prelims – 11:00 am EDT Finals – 7:45 pm EDT
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Michael Phelps, who is the heavy favorite to win the 200 fly final tomorrow night, has scratched out of the 100 free prelims tomorrow morning.
The greatest-ever was seeded 2nd overall behind only Nathan Adrian with a 48.45.
This is his second scratch of the meet, after he bowed out of the 200 free prelims, which were yesterday morning. Tomorrow night he has the final of the 200 fly, though he could have still swum the 100 free tomorrow morning seeing as he has no other races until that 200 fly final.
With Phelps’s absences from freestyle this week, questions loom over whether or not he will swim free relays for the U.S. in Rio. The LCM rise of Townley Haas and Jack Conger has solidified the Americans as favorites to win the 4×200 free relay, though prior to this meet, Phelps was considered an automatic contender to swim both relays at the Olympics.
Notably, Phelps’s free hasn’t quite looked the same since 2012 and his retirement. USA men’s head coach Bob Bowman could still elect Phelps to the free relays in Rio, though for now, his freestyle future looks cloudy with uncertainty.
Anthony Ervin is now the 2nd seed in the 100 free tomorrow behind Adrian with a 48.71.