Video capture courtesy of swimswam contributor Morgan Priestley:
Men’s 100 Backstroke – US Open
Russia’s Arkady Vyatchanin had the swim of the night with a 53.06 in the men’s 100 backstroke final. Note that this time would have placed 2nd at the World Championships this week, he simply didn’t have a country to represent at that meet.
Bolles’ Ryan Murphy just missed his best time with a 53,62 for 2nd, and SwimMAC’s Nick Thoman, who skipped Indy, was 3rd in 53.65. That should give him a spot on the National Team for the year.
Japan’s Junya Koga was 4th in 54.00, and Australian Bobby Hurley was 5th in 55.16 – almost half-a-second slower than he was in prelims.