2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS
- Sunday June 26th-Sunday July 3rd, 2016
- Century Link Center – Omaha, Nebraska
- Friday-Sunday – Prelims – 11:00 am EDT Finals – 7:45 pm EDT
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Third seed Will Licon of Longhorn and fourth seed Chase Kalisz of North Baltimore both no-showed the prelims of this morning’s 200 IM, after coming into the event with 1:58.43 and 1:58.73 seed times, respectively.
Licon is likely deciding to rest for tonight’s final of the 200 breast. 2016 Rio Olympic qualifier and this week’s 400 IM champion Kalisz is now finished swimming for the week. His sole event in Rio will be the 400 IM (no small accomplishment).
Barring some sort of big mistake, the two Olympic spots appear to be on lockdown between 22-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps and 11-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, a fact which likely contributed to Licon and Kalisz’s decision to no-show. The third seed on the psych sheet, Conor Dwyer, scratched before the beginning of the session, after coming in seeded with 1:57.41.
We have no confirmation on this, but, from our seats in the press area, Licon’s family appeared to be unaware of Licon’s decision to no-show. The group decked out in “Team Licon” t-shirts with the slogan “If there’s a Will, there’s a way,” stood up and left the arena when they saw that he was not behind the blocks.