Franklin, who won 4 gold medals at the 2012 Olympics, will be swimming the 200 back, 200 free, and the free relays in Rio. She’ll be looking to defend her title in the 200 back, which she won in London with a World Record time of 2:04.06.
When asked if he plans to retire after Rio, Lochte said he won’t stop swimming until he stops having fun. Right now, he’s finding the love for the sport that he had as a little kid, and hinted that he doesn’t think this will be his last go around.
At just 19 years old, Ledecky will be swimming in her 2nd Olympics, having won gold in the 800 meter freestyle at the London Olympics. Though she’s made the team before, Ledecky is just as excited this time around, partially due to the excitement the first time Olympians bring.
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In the conference, Grevers discussed the highly anticipated matchup between himself, David Plummer, and Ryan Murphy in that event. He expects it to be one of the fastest races of the meet, and thinks it’s possible for all 3 of them to be right there with the World Record.
Vollmer’s family has made the whole experience different for her. The combination of perspective, emotional strength, and being able to feel like she can handle anything life throws at her has made her swim faster.
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“In the team’s area at the Olympics, the American almost always have the most athletes sitting there because they’re truly invested in it. As kids finish the meet, you’ll listen to them walk into the next session like, ‘Alright! I’m the number one cheerleader now!'”
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