RACE VIDEO: Watch Yannick Agnel Beat Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte in 100 Free

It wasn’t Ryan Lochte, it wasn’t Michael Phelps, rather it was Frenchman Yannick Agnel who took the title in the men’s 100 free on Sunday at the inaugural Bulldog Grand Slam meet in Athens, Georgia.

Agnel swam a 49.37, and was followed by his teammate Phelps in 49.42, another NBAC swimmer Conor Wyer in 49.54, and Lochte in 4th in 49.64.

It was Phelps in this case who had the best front-half of the race; he and Dwyer were both out in 23.83, just ahead of Agnel. Phelps is rarely a guy who is out in the front of a field in the 100 free, even with how good he has been, but here he happened to be swimming against a group of guys who are very much back-half swimmers.

Full Sunday results available here.

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We Love Phelps

Phelps’ splits please!
thanks for the video.


23.83 25.59

We Love Phelps

thank you!
Agnel has quite a back-half speed & i think his arms are longer than Phelps’ arms. LOL
Bobo Gigi confirm this for me…would ya?? 😀

bobo gigi

Height 2m02/6 feet and 7.53 inches
Weight 90kg/198 pounds
Wingspan 2m10/6 feet and 10.7 inches
Shoe size 50/15

We Love Phelps

omg! can’t believe that he had a 6’10” wingspan (3” longer than Phelps’) thanks for the confirmation 😀 Phelps’ profile looks so darn good too 8-| height: 6’4” (193 cm) weight: 194 lbs (88 kg) wingspan: 6’7” (208 cm) shoe size: 14 Factors of success (ratings: 1 = poor and 5 = excellent) body size & composition 4.7 aerobic endurance 4.5 strength & power 4.5 speed/quickness 4.4 flexibility 4.3 balance & coordination 4.2 motivation & self confidence 5 hahaha i love this one 😀 skill & technique 4.8 i really liked the consistency Phelps has been showing in all of his 100 races in the last 3 months. if he can improve on his front-half speed & endurance between now… Read more »


NBAC DeathSquad strikes again! 😉

Justin Thompson

FYI…has nothing to do with this meet but here are Michael Andrews times from over the weekend

50m Fr 23.54 best is a 23.08 from April 2014
400m IM 4:39.69 best was a 4:40.45 from Feb 2014
200m IM 2:08.15 best is a 2:04.13 from Feb 2014
200m Fly 2:06.52

It was a local meet (Wave the Wheat Invite) and there probably wasn’t much competition, but his times are a little better than they were last month. It will be interesting to see how he does at Nationals.


Thanks for the update re MA. There’s not been much news about MA for awhile.


How old is MA?

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