Tonight could be a historic night for swimming at the 2016 U.S Olympic Trials. Both Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps could be making history tonight as they each have one final to contest.
SwimMAC Carolina teammate Jimmy Feigen (black cap) and Ryan Lochte (green cap) raced a time trial on Sunday morning in Omaha in the 100 free. Neither swimmer improved their time from the individual event swim.
With his second-place finish in the 50 free tonight, 35-year-old Anthony Ervin became the oldest American male swimmer to make the Olympics in an individual event since 1904.
It came down to the wire, but ultimately it was American record holder Nathan Adrian who got his hand on the wall first with a 25.51 in order to secure his second individual event for Rio.
Weitzeil and Kennedy battled things out in the second semifinal. Weitzeil came out on top with a 24.34, Kennedy was second in 24.39.
Katie Ledecky spoke with the press after qualifying in her third individual event, the 800 free, Saturday evening.
Michael Phelps spoke with the press after qualifying in his third individual event, the 100 fly, Saturday evening.
Cullen Jones finished third in 21.75 and will not be returning to the Olympic Games.
Franklin’s lineup is now complete. She’ll be on the 4x200m freestyle relay and compete in both the 200m freestyle and 200m backstroke.
Katie Ledecky put everyone on the edge of their seats through 600-meters tonight as she chased her own world record, finishing shy of that mark, but still claiming gold and securing the event for Rio.
Michael Phelps told press today that he might time trial a 100m freestyle tomorrow in order to be in consideration for the 4x100m freestyle relay in Rio.
Missy Franklin spoke with the press after qualifying in her second individual event, the 200 back, Saturday evening.
The 100m butterfly has always been that one race that Michael Phelps gives everyone a heart attack.
Maya DiRado spoke with the press after qualifying in her third event, the 200 back, Saturday evening.
Abbey Weitzeil and Madison Kennedy threw down the two fastest American textile 50 freestyles in history to become the third and fourth fastest American women in history.