National record holder Danielle Hill headlines the 2022 Irish Open, the meet which represents Ireland’s final opportunity to qualify for Budapest.
Kieran Smith set the tone nicely for the Americans, swimming a huge personal best of 1:41.79 on the lead-off leg to give his team a 0.72-second lead.
Shane Ryan pulled out of the 100 back at the last minute in Tokyo but made a comeback on day 6, downing a national record during the 100 butterfly heats.
Brendan Hyland, Ireland’s only Olympic event semifinalist at the 2019 World Championships, has been selected for Tokyo amid a bend in the country’s selection rules.
M.Malyutin (1:45.15), A.Shchegolev (1:45.39), A.Krasnykh (1:46.52), and M.Vekovishchev (1:46.42) clocked 7:03.48 to erase GBR’s meet record of 7:05.32.
Jonathan Atsu anchored France’s 800 free relay at today’s European Championships as they lead the Wildcard teams for Tokyo.
Two more national records fell tonight in Dublin at the Irish Olympic Trials, though no new Tokyo qualifiers came out of the session.
Danielle Hill lowered her own Irish record in the 100 back final, taking it from 1:00.48 done in semifinals last night down to a 1:00.34, just off the cut.