Ryan Murphy World Championships Predictions: GMM presented by SwimOutlet.com

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Three-time 2016 Olympic Champion Ryan Murphy says he’s training better than ever, including the lead up to the 2016 Olympic Games.  In season, he rarely drops into the 52 second range in the 100m back unless he’s within 4 weeks of taper-time.  That makes sense. Ryan is pushing a lot of muscle mass, requiring more rest to rip fast swims.  He swam a 52.99 100m back at the FINA Champions Series in Indy and 1:55.7 in the 200m back at the recent Cal-Stanford Long Course Duel.

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2019 FINA WORD CHAMPIONSHIPS

I predicted Ryan’s Worlds performance earlier this year at:

  • 100m back – 51.6-7
  • 200m back – 1:53.0

I’m adjusting my predictions to 51.78 in 100m back and 1:52.9 in the 200m back.  Both performances net him gold. I think Ryan edges Evgeny Rylov in the 2-back, winning by a fingernail.

What are your predictions? What do you think? 

Ryan 2016-2018 Performances

Ryan – 2016 Olympics:

  • 100m back – 51.85 (PB)
  • 200m back – 1:53.62

Ryan – 2017 World Champs:

  • 100m back – 52.59
  • 200m back -1:54.21

Ryan – 2018 Pan Pacs:

  • 100m back – 51.94
  • 200m back – 1:53.57 (PB)

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Paolo

I think:
Worlds: 100m back 52.3, 200m back 1.53.8
Olympics: 100m back 51.8, 200m back 1.53.2

DRAMA KING

Dean will win 100 back at Olympics with 51.7…
You hear it for the first time.

MTK

Those Worlds times seem “slow”, considering that Murphy beat those times last year, and he says he’s been doing his best training ever this year.

Danjohnrob

Great video, Mel! I’m terrible at predicting times, but this vid really got me excited for WC! The U.S. Is so lucky to have a reliable,dedicated athlete like Ryan on our team who is still motivated to put in the effort to drop time at this point in his career! What a great role-model for the youth of our sport!

ERVINFORTHEWIN

+ Grevers on his side …..to show longevity + motivation as well .

bear drinks beer

He might win both, but 51.7 and 1:52.9 won’t happen.

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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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