After three days of intense competition it’s finally time to see what speed the men’s 100m freestyle has to offer.
The men’s 100 back shapes up to be one of the races of the meet, with defending Olympic champion Matt Grevers looking to fend off the world’s #1 and #3 ranked swimmers: David Plummer and Ryan Murphy.
Here is why the Americans shouldn’t be worried about taking six swimmers in the relays to the Rio Games, even after the 400 free relay debacle of 2015.
After looking through results form US Nationals, Arena Pro Swim Series, NCAA’s, and even Sectionals and various club invitationals, the following list has been compiled with my predictions for how the race in Omaha will shake out.
The 200 IM will be the only race at Olympic Trials that will feature the two fastest men ever – Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps – competing against each other.
Find race videos from day 3 finals at the Longhorn Elite Invite here.
David Nolan finally cracked the two minute barrier in the LC 200 IM, clocking 1:59.40 to take the win at the Longhorn Elite Invite in Austin.
Tonight will see several Olympians and Olympic hopefuls compete. Joseph Schooling, Jack Conger, and Chase Kalisz will battle in the 200 fly, and Will Licon will go head-to-head with Andrew Wilson in the 100 breast.
David Nolan cranked out a new best time of 1:59.40 to beat out Will Licon in the men’s 200 IM final. That’s a new best time for Nolan, and his first time under 2:00.
On the final day of the 2016 Longhorn Elite Invite, we’ll see some of the nation’s top Olympic hopefuls compete in the 200 fly, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 IM.
Watch Singapore’s Rio-bound Joseph Schooling edge out Michael Phelps for the 100 fly win, along with the rest of the action from Friday night.
On day 2 of the Longhorn Elite Invite, Michael Phelps will swim the 200 freestyle in an attempt to put up a time fast enough for him to get a spot on the 4×200 free relay in Rio without having to swim the race at trials.
Michael Phelps had a strong day one in Austin, winning the 100 free and finishing runner-up in the 100 fly.
On the heels of two great 100 freestyles on Friday, North Baltimore pro David Nolan will try out the 200 free on day 2 of the 2016 Longhorn Elite Invite, swapping there from the 50 freestyle he was originally entered in.
David Nolan comes into the first finals session as the top seed in both the 100 free and 100 fly.