Ryan Lochte: “I’m having more fun than I ever have” (Video)

Reported by James Sutherland.

EN’S 200 BACK FINAL

  • PSS Record: 1:55.04, Xu Jiayu, 2017
  1. Ryan Murphy, CAL, 1:56.06
  2. Ryosuke Irie, TE, 1:56.36
  3. Jacob Pebley, CAL, 1:57.34

Three of the world’s best in the men’s 200 back battled it out in the A-final, with Ryan Murphy getting out to the early lead and ultimately holding on to win in 1:56.06. Murphy is ranked 3rd in the world with his 1:55.46 from Atlanta.

Team Elite’s Ryosuke Irie made up nearly six tenths on the last 50, splitting 28.71, but settled for 2nd in 1:56.36, and Murphy’s teammate Jacob Pebley was 3rd in 1:57.34.

Swim Ontario’s Javier Acevedo (1:59.97) cracked 2:00 for the first time in 4th, and Markus Thormeyer (2:00.13) and Ryan Lochte (2:00.82) were 5th and 6th.

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phelps swims 200 breast rio

I’m really glad that Lochte is still swimming. He’s one of my favorite swimmers.

Scribble

Ha. Age is definitely NOT just a number. Not sure he’ll make another Olympic Trials A finals.

John

Humour me, why not? The man is world ranked top 0 in both IM’s yet you feel a top 8 in the US is out of reach….

Edit.top 10

Cate

Looked at the 2017-2018 ranking list. Don’t see him in the top 10 on either event.

Caeleb Dressel Will Win 9 Gold Medals in Tokyo

I’ll remember you in 2020.

ERVINFORTHEWIN

you will eat your hat if he gets second at the 400 IM in July at trials to begin with

dude

he already went 158 in the 200 IM. IF he just goes that, he’ll make an A final. I believe that was 3rd in 2016.

gregor

Give him some time, he only started back training in January

Coach

Prettty sure it’s been September??

Caeleb Dressel Will Win 9 Gold Medals in Tokyo

That’s not bad. You can’t expect him to go as fast as the younger guys in season.

Ol' Longhorn

Why not? If he’s adapting his training schedule to account for increased recovery, why wouldn’t he be able to swim as fast in-season? Dressel can barely break 23 in the 50 free right now, and he was routinely swimming 19’s in the NCAA dual meet season. He’s a “younger guy.” Then again, Locthe’s always swum very slow in-season, even at his peak, so there’s no point in arguing.

Caeleb Dressel Will Win 9 Gold Medals in Tokyo

Exactly. I just think that going 1:58.9 in the 200 im and 4:15 in the 400 bodes well for this summer. It’s faster than he’s been for years in season.

Cate

Depends on which of his interviews you saw

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