Post Race Interviews: Women 100 Breaststroke Final [Videos]

  14 Davis Wuolle | June 27th, 2012 | Featured, U.S. Olympic Trials

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  1. Justin Thompson says:
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    To me this was the worst I’ve seen Soni look in years and hope she can turn it around next month in the 100. Was also hoping Hardy could have made it seeing what she when through in 08, but maybe she’ll get through in the FR.

    • euroswimfan says:
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      Great to see Hardy believing in herself again after her redemption finally if via a slightly different path than originally anticipated: http://espn.go.com/espnw/blog/post/879/i-believe-olympian

      Just hope Hardy’ll get along famously with Larson in training camp in spite of that somewhat surprising ouster from her pet event, as Breeja seems to be such a geniune & sweet person from her interviews (much like Missy).

      Actually it wouldn’t completely surprise me if it turns out that Larson is still in some awe of the “superstars” in her discipline like Soni, Jones, Beard & Hardy, even if she easily has the potential talent to be at their level!

  2. Chris says:
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    Races like this are why I curse NBC every quadrennial. Great swim by Breeja, if she wins gold (w/ WR possibility) she should look at movie rights.

  3. tim says:
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    Breeja is great!

    She is the best surprise of the meet – a two second drop in the 100 to make the team shows how special she is… She is a much bigger inspiration to me as a young swimmer than any of the major ‘NBC’ star swimmers.

  4. Keith says:
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    You don’t often see breaststrokers as tall as Breeja. Kristy Kowal was fairly tall, though I don’t think she was over 6ft.

  5. bobo gigi says:
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    Congrats to Breeja Larson. I think she was fully tapered so we’ll see if she can swim faster in London. It will be tough but she has made a great race. We didn’t know her potential in long course. Now we know and it’s giant. And she’s still a baby in swimming. Imagine in 1 or 2 years what times she can do!

    • Dan says:
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      Yes I bet she was tapered. But Steve Bultman is very experienced with double tapers – college conference championships with NCAAs three weeks later. I hope that Breeja is still on the fast improvement slope as an inexperienced LCM swimmer. She has one month to work on details like pacing. It was very impressive that she swam 1:06.5>1:07.0>1:05.9 at the biggest LCM of her life.

  6. cupofjoe says:
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    Cordes is 6’6″. The Cal male breastroker (forget his name) who has the NCAA record in yards is 6’8″. Long levers help in every stroke.

  7. don says:
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    Wow.Great swim Breeja. I’m a fan!

  8. Lynne says:
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    Breeja is such a young swimmer to have come so far. I mean this girl has been swimming less than 5 years?!?! Any one know how long? Amazing!! Can’t wait to see what Steve does for her and her preparation! go Breeja!

  9. Katrina Radke says:
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    Congrats Breeja and Steve Bultman (one who has always been a phenomenal coach and person)!

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