Top 10 Quotes from Day 4 Finals you HAVEN’T seen (Video)

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Top seed: Nathan Adrian (48.43)
World record: 46.91 – Cesar Cielo (Brazil)
American record: 47.33 – David Walters
U.S Open record: 47.58 – Jason Lezak
U.S Nationals record: 47.58 – Jason Lezak
JR World record: 48.25 – Matheus Santana (Brazil)
2012 Winning Time: 48.10 – Nathan Adrian

Nathan Adrian made an absolute statement in the men’s 100m freestyle; the reigning Olympic champion in the 100m freestyle has no plans to lose this final tomorrow night. With Caeleb Dressel right beside him, Adrian had an incredible last 50, separating himself from the field towards the end to touch the wall in 47.91.

That time for Adrian is the second fastest time in the world this season behind only Cameron McEvoy of Australia.

Dressel touched in second behind Adrian in 48.53 with Jimmy Feigen right behind him in 48.65. Dressel and Feigen take the third and fourth overall seeds heading into tomorrow night’s finals behind NC-State’s Ryan Held.

Although Anthony Ervin was out quick in the first semifinal, Held chased him down towards the end in order to get his hand on the wall first. Ervin faded to second behind Held with a 48.71, and goes into the final as the fifth seed overall.

Conor Dwyer just snuck into the final by one one-hundredth touching eighth overall. Matt Grevers did not make it.


  1. Nathan Adrian (47.91)
  2. Ryan Held (48.48)
  3. Caeleb Dressel (48.53)
  4. Jimmy Feigen(48.65)
  5. Anthony Ervin (48.71)
  6. William Copeland (48.75)
  7. Blake Pieroni (49.07)
  8. Conor Dwyer (49.18)

For official results click here.


Top seed: Katie Ledecky (1:55.10)
World record: 1:52.98 – Frederica Pellegrini (Italy)
American record: 1:53.61 – Allison Schmitt
U.S Open record: 1:54.40 – Allison Schmitt
U.S Nationals record: 1:54.40 – Allison Schmitt
JR World record: 1:56.12 – Shen Duo (China)
2012 Winning Time: 1:54.40 – Allison Schmitt

After a tough week Missy Franklin has no secured an individual event for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games by finishing second behind Katie Ledecky in the 200m freestyle.

As per her strategy, Simone Manuel was out like a rocket, taking charge of the race through the first one-hundred meters in order to flip at the halfway point under world record pace. Ledecky turned second, Allison Schmitt turned third, Missy Franklin turned fourth.

Heading towards the third wall, Ledecky surged to a lead as both Franklin and Manuel flipped at the same time in second.

After the turn Ledecky was out in front, but Franklin came on strong to pass a charging Schmitt. Ledecky touched first in 1:54.88, Franklin was second in 1:56.18.

Leah Smith made a move and passed Schmitt to clock in for third in 1:56.63. Schmitt grabbed the final relay position with a 1:56.72.

Although Smith and Ledecky already made the team earlier this week, this final marks a sigh of relief for both Franklin and Schmitt who are now both officially on the team.

  1. Katie Ledecky (1:54.88)
  2. Missy Franklin (1:56.18)
  3. Leah Smith (1:56.63)
  4. Allison Schmitt (1:56.72)
  5. Cierra Runge (1:57.16)
  6. Melanie Margalis (1:57.65
  7. Simone Manuel (1:57.84)
  8. Katie McLaughlin (1:57.84)

For official results click here.


Top seed: Michael Phelps (1:55.17)
World record: 1:51.51 – Michael Phelps
American record: 1:51.51 – Michael Phelps
U.S Open record: 1:52.20 – Michael Phelps
U.S Nationals record: 1:52.20 – Michael Phelps
JR World record: 1:55.92 – Andrew Seliskar 1:52.20
2012 Winning Time: 1:53.65 – Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps will be heading to his fifth Olympic Games after a first place finish in the 200m butterfly.

At the first 50, Phelps was just 0.19 seconds ahead of world record pace. At the 100-meter mark, Phelps was once again just 0.19 seconds ahead of his world record pace. At the 150, Phelps fell off his pace but was still in the lead, holding off all advances from Tom Shields.

In the last 20-meters Phelps began to tighten up, but still managed to get his hands on the wall first for a winning time of 1:54.84.

Shields also tightened up towards the end but managed to hold on for second with a 1:55.81 ahead of Jack Conger‘s 1:56.45. Gunnar Bentz was fourth in 1:56.46, Chase Kalisz was fifth in 1:56.64.

  1. Michael Phelps (1:54.84)
  2. Tom Shields (1:55.81)
  3. Jack Conger (1:56.45)
  4. Gunnar Bentz (1:56.46)
  5. Chase Kalisz (1:56.64)
  6. Pace Clark (1:56.66)
  7. Zach Harting (1:56.92)
  8. Andrew Seliskar (1:58.34)

For official results click here.


Top seed: Cammile Adams (2:08.29)
World record: 2:01.81 – Zige Liu (China)
American record: 2:04.14 – Mary Descenza
U.S Open record: 2:05.96 – Mary T. Meagher
U.S Nationals record: 2:05.96 – Mary T. Meaghe
JR World record: 2:06.51 – Yufei Zhang (China)
2012 Winning Time: 2:06.52 – Cammile Adams

Cammile Adams is looking very smooth heading into the championship final of the women’s 200m butterfly tomorrow. Tonight, she was what looked like a comfortable 2:07.31 to beat Cassidy Bayer.

Bayer clocked in at 2:07.97 in order to take the third fastest overall seed.

Hali Flickinger, who won the first semifinal of the night, goes into tomorrow’s final second overall. Flickinger had a great race to distance herself from 100m butterfly champion Kelsi Worrell.

Flickinger dropped a 2:07.79 to Worrell’s 2:08.94. Worrell was fourth overall.

2015 World Championship team member Katie McLaughlin touched in at 2:10.35 to take the six seed overall.


  1. Cammile Adams (2:07.31)
  2. Hali Flickinger (2:07.79)
  3. Cassidy Bayer (2:07.97)
  4. Kelsi Worrell (2:08.94)
  5. Christina Betchel (2:09.48)
  6. Katie McLaughlin (2:10.35)
  7. Hannah Saiz (2:10.44)
  8. Ruby Martin (2:10.67)

For official results click here.


Top seed: Kevin Cordes (2:08.54)
World record: 2:07.01 – Akhiro Yamaguchi (Japan)
American record: 2:07.42 – Eric Shanteau
U.S Open record: 2:07.86 – Kevin Cordes
U.S Nationals record: 2:07.86 – Kevin Cordes 
JR World record: 2:09.84 – Anton Chupkov (Russia)
2012 Winning Time: 2:09.01 – Scott Weltz

Kevin Cordes played with Akhiro Yamaguchi’s 200m breaststroke world record in the second semifinal, turning significantly under it through the first 150-meters. Cordes looked long and controlled heading towards a new U.S Open record with a time of 2:07.81.

That time is a personal best for Cordes and ranks him second in the world this year behind Germany’s Marco Koch.

What’s going to make tomorrow night’s final even more exciting than Cordes’ semifinal is the fact that Cordes will haveJosh Prenot right on his tail. The Cal standout also played with world record pace through 150 meters prior to falling short and ultimately touching in at 2:08.41.

Prenot’s time ranks him second heading into tomorrow’s final and puts him in front of third overall Will Licon by a decent amount. Licon touched second to Prenot in the first semifinal with a 2:08.41.

Cody Miller and Nic Fink were the only other swimmers under 2:10.

  1. Kevin Cordes (2:07.81)
  2. Josh Prenot (2:08.41)
  3. Will Licon (2:09.08)
  4. Cody Miller (2:09.91)
  5. Nic Fink (2:09.95)
  6. Andrew Wilson (2:10.70)
  7. BJ Johnson (2:10.77)
  8. Brendan McHugh (2:13.44)

For official results click here.


2016 Top seed: Maya DiRado (2:10.09)
World record: 2:06.12 – Katinka Hosszu
American record: 2:06.15 – Ariana Kukors
U.S Open record: 2:08.66 – Katinka Hosszu
U.S Nationals record: 2:09.34 – Julia Smit
JR World record: 2:11.03 – Viktoria Gunes
2012 Winning Time: 2:10.22 – Caitlin Leverenz

Maya DiRado added a second event to her schedule for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, rocking a swift 2:09.54 to give her the win by over half-a-second.

The real battle was for the second spot. On the final turn, Melanie Margalis turned in fifth, over a body-length behind DiRado and Leverenz who were leading the way.

Off the wall, Margalis started charging and she began to creep up on Leverenz. Leverenz didn’t budge, and the two went stroke for stroke into the wall. Margalis opted for a glide in, Leverenz took the extra stroke.

Margalis was second in 2:10.11, Leverenz was third in 2:10.16.

With the second spot going to Margalis, Leverenz will not be going to the Olympic Games.

  1. Maya DiRado (2:09.54)
  2. Melanie Margalis (2:10.11)
  3. Caitlin Leverenz (2:10.16)
  4. Madisyn Cox (2:11.24)
  5. Ella Eastin (2:11.49)
  6. Bethany Galat (2:12.82)
  7. Meghan Small (2:13.31)
  8. Emily Cameron (2:14.16)

For official results click here.

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Gary P

LOL @ Cammile Adams, when asked how late she would sleep in.

“Well, breakfast closes at at 10:00. You know I’m not missing that!”

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