Urlando on World Jr Champs: “I wasn’t super pleased with my summer” (Video)

2019 USA SWIMMING PRO SWIM SERIES – GREENSBORO

Reported by Nick Pecoraro.

MEN’S 200 FLY FINALS

  • Pro Swim Series record: 1:53.84 – Luca Urlando, 2019
  • Olympic Trials cut: 2:01.19

Top 3:

  1. Luca Urlando (DART)- 1:56.00
  2. Matthew Fenlon (Badger)- 1:58.15
  3. Carson Foster (Mason Manta Rays)- 1:58.61

The teens dominated the men’s 200 fly A-final as national champion Luca Urlando crushed the field with the top US time and 2nd-fastest time in the world this year.

2019-2020 LCM MEN 200 FLY

NAO
HOROMURA

08/03
1:55.25
2 ZACH
HARTING
USA 1:56.26 08/03
3 TAKUMI
TER
1:56.79 08/03
4 MASAYUKI
UMEMOTO
1:56.92 08/03
5 TOMORU
HONDA
1:56.93 08/03

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Rounding out the top 3 were fellow teenagers Matthew Fenlon (1:58.15) and Carson Foster (1:58.61). Foster’s third-place time smashed his personal best of 1:59.32, ranking just outside the top 20 time in boys’ 17-18 age group history.

The next finisher in the A-final was Worlds silver medalist Jay Litherland (1:58.93). Out of the B-final, Khader Baqlah set a new Jordanian national record with his new lifetime best of 2:01.43.

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PhillyMark

By 2024 Paris, he might be close to replicating MP’s program (maybe minus the 4IM)

Hugo

I’d like to see him swim the 4IM and personally I think he can. He’s got the endurance and versatility for it

Packoastie

😬let’s pump the brakes a bit. He is a phenomenal swimmer, but there’s a reason no one else has done it.

nuotofan

At Junior (Junior!) Worlds last August, Urlando showed to suffer multiple races in a few days: his only individual races were 200 free and fly (two golds, even if more contested than expected, above all in the 200 fly), and he retired from 50 and 100 fly, so this preview looks to me a classic “Swimswam’ comments preview” (fingers crossed for Luca😃).

Swammer

Well spoken, thoughtful, and humble. Best of luck, Luca !

Heyitsme

Forgot to mention honest also

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