Ryan Murphy Breaks Down The Pain You Need to Feel in a 200 Back (Video)

2021 PRO SWIM SERIES – SAN ANTONIO

Reported by James Sutherland.

MEN’S 200 BACK FINALS

  • PSS Record: 1:55.04, Xu Jiayu (CHN), 2017
  • U.S. Olympic Trials Cut: 2:02.99
  1. Ryan Murphy, CAL, 1:56.82
  2. Shaine Casas, TAMU, 1:58.04
  3. Austin Katz, TEX, 2:00.14

Ryan Murphy completes the backstroke sweep in the men’s 200, taking over the lead from Shaine Casas on the second 50 on the way to winning by just over a second in 1:56.82.

Murphy shoots up the 2020-21 world rankings, becoming the sixth-fastest man in the world and by far and away the fastest American.

The fastest Murphy has ever been in January came in 2016, when he went on to win Olympic gold, at 1:55.99.

Casas actually becomes the second-fastest American this season, clocking in at a solid 1:58.04. His fastest swim outside of the 2019 Summer Nationals, where he hit his lifetime best of 1:55.79, is 1:57.34.

Austin Katz, who, like Casas, is in the midst of the NCAA season, took third in 2:00.14.

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Arnold
1 month ago

I say Casas is solid, yet has no power compared to Murphy. Not this olympics but for the next one or the championships he might have a big potential against rivals.

Aaron
1 month ago

murph looks fat and out of shape in the photo. especially the lack of forearm definition.

Dudeman
Reply to  Aaron
1 month ago

6/10 needs more muscle definition

He Said What?
Reply to  Aaron
1 month ago

I should be so fat. Poor guy. Sucks to look like Ryan Murphy. LOL LOL

Aaron
Reply to  He Said What?
1 month ago

not my cup of tea but body building would be a pretty easy transition for him.

Dudeman
Reply to  Aaron
1 month ago

Lenny Krayzelburg made that transition pretty well, must be a backstroker thing

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