After breaking the Pan Pacs Record this morning, Murphy is set up for a backstroke sweep and could swim his first sub-1:54 since Rio.
The open water race course is well-within the FINA temperature standards for Tuesday morning’s open water events.
Ryan Murphy’s win in the 200 back, plus gold from leading off the 400 medley relay, was part of a 7-gold run on Sunday to finish the 2018 Pan Pac Championships.
Lilly King has added the 200 breaststroke to her 2019 World Championships lineup, bumping 2017 Worlds silver medalist Bethany Galat down to the Pan American Games team and Emily Escobedo off that Pan Ams team entirely.
Ryan Murphy broke his own Pan Pac meet record to win the men’s 200 back final, also recording a new best time.
Kathleen Baker won gold in the 200 back in a new Pan Pac meet record.
Zane Grothe broke Grant Hackett’s 16-year-old Pan Pac Record in the men’s 800 freestyle.
Andrew Wilson (USA) and Jessica Hansen (AUS) have scratched the individual 200 breast final to focus on their respective relays.
Prenot and Watanabe are in the 2:07-range this year, while Wilson and Koseki have been in the 2:08s.
The former mark was a 2:08.36 done by Japanese breaststroke legend Kosuke Kitajima at the 2010 Pan Pacs.
Ryan Murphy has broken a Championship Record in his 2nd event of the meet.
2018 PAN PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIPS Thursday, August 9 – Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, Tokyo, Japan Meet…
We have the Olympic champ racing in the 400 free with Mack Horton set to battle Zane Grothe and Jack McLoughlin.
Americans Rebecca Meyers and Jessica Long picked up wins in the 200 IM Saturday, and Team Canada posted an impressive 10-medal day.
Chase Kalisz hasn’t swum on any of those relays, but did win his 2nd individual gold on Saturday in the 200 IM.