Olympian Ryan Murphy Needs Adrenaline: Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com

Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com

Ryan Murphy, 3-time Olympic gold medalist, needs adrenaline. Ryan loves to race in a huge facility hearing the fans.   Coming off of World Championships in Budapest was a little bit of a let down. Since Worlds, Ryan has had his nose to the grindstone, focusing a lot more on backstroke. He also got into training quicker this fall then last year.  Without the tension of an NCAA Champs in March, Ryan does feel it will be a challenge to stay motivated over the long training haul of the spring, and he’s working on that with Cal Coach David Durden.  Staying motivated could mean a spring meet he rests for or a test-set he’s challenged to improve on throughout the season. Whatever it is, we’ll follow up with him to hear the results in April.

Coming off of 2017 World Championships — bronze in the 100 back (52.59) and silver in the 200 back (1:54.21) — what does Ryan need to do to reclaim the glory of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio?  Will 51.8 100 back and 1:53.6 200 back be enough to top the 2018 World Rankings?  I think Ryan’s got 1:52+ 200 back and 51.3 100 back potential, but I think it’ll be 2019-20 before we see those swims. What do you think?

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This is a Gold Medal Media production presented by SwimOutlet.com. Host Gold Medal Mel Stewart is a 3-time Olympic medalist and the co-founder of SwimSwam.com, a Swimming News website.

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49 Comments on "Olympian Ryan Murphy Needs Adrenaline: Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com"

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Rick Allred

Dressel and Adrian are true gentleman with integrity and class. Both men are an inspiration to young impressionable swimmers. Both are remarkable ambassadors for the sport and for USA Swimming. They represent everything good in athletics.

samuel huntington

lol I agree but this article is about Murphy??

I heard a rumor Dressel may compete in the high jump at tokyo?


i would rather see him run a 200 meters flat

I’d like to see pole vault. Sure, that takes a lot of precise skill, but with his ups and jacked shoulders, he has the right toolkit.

Dressel. Tokoyo, Gold: 50m free,100m free, 100m fly, 4×100 free, 4×200 free, 4×100 medley. Silver: 200m IM. Bronze: 200m free. That’s how I predict tokoyo will happen. I hope for 8 golds but I don’t want a phelps comparison because that’s not fair

No way he wins the 50 free or the 100 free if he swims the 200 free and the 200 IM at olympic games.

people also said there was no way he’d do the 50 free, 100 fly double at worlds and look at how that worked out for him

I just can’t wait to see Alex Walsh tear it up this summer.

tammy touchpad error

I just don’t see him losing 200 IM or 200 Free if he swims them. Who is gonna beat him? Sun? Townley? Chase? Hagino? Idk about that

I think it’s more likely he doesn’t swim one of the 200s cause him or coaches think he can’t rather than him swimming one and losing it. But this is the olympics and he knows what’s on the line. I say he surpasses Phelps’ record cause of the mixed relays

samuel huntington

lol what? you think Dressel can easily beat Sun in the 200 free and Chase in the 200 IM? Might I remind you Sun is one of the greatest swimmers of all time (and Chase keeps getting faster).

tammy touchpad error
I fully agree with you about both Sun and Chase, I have tremendous respect for both of them. I just feel like Dressel hasn’t even scratched the surface of his potential. I’ve been following him for a very long time… I just feel like he is that good. I think he will go down as the best swimmer ever. I just see something in him that even Phelps didn’t have, and I haven’t seen a reason why he won’t be able to dominate a 200 yet. It took him a while to figure out a short course 100 (see 2015 NCAA), just behind that was figuring out the long course 100 (and even 50 to a certain extent). Right now… Read more »

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Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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