Zach Apple Talks 100 Free Training Focus

2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS

Reported by James Sutherland.

MEN’S 100 FREE FINAL

  • World Record: 46.91 — Cesar Cielo (BRA), 2009
  • American Record: 46.96 — Caeleb Dressel, 2019
  • U.S. Open Record: 47.39 — Ryan Held (USA), 2019
  • World Junior Record: 47.57 — Andrei Minakov (RUS), 2020
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Kyle Chalmers (AUS) — 47.58
  • 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Champion: Nathan Adrian — 47.72
  • Wave I Cut: 50.49
  • Wave II Cut: 49.74
  • FINA ‘A’ Cut: 48.57
  1. Caeleb Dressel (GSC), 47.39 =US
  2. Zach Apple (MVN), 47.72
  3. Blake Pieroni (SAND), 48.16
  4. Brooks Curry (LSU), 48.19
  5. Bowe Becker (SAND), 48.22
  6. Ryan Held (NYAC), 48.46

Caeleb Dressel officially books his ticket to the Olympic Games after slamming down a big victory in the men’s 100 freestyle, finishing in a time of 47.39 to tie the U.S. Open Record set by Ryan Held in 2019.

Dressel, who now ranks second in the world this season, trailing only Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov (47.31), took it out first at the 50 in 22.46, with Brooks Curry (22.56) and Held (22.66) hot on his heels.

Down the second 50 it was Zach Apple who out-split everyone, closing in 24.70 to overtake everyone but Dressel, taking the second individual spot in a time of 47.72. Apple locks in his Olympic spot after finishing in position to make the 800 free relay earlier. He narrowly missed his best of 47.69 from 2019.

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Guerra
1 month ago

Zach Apple = LEGEND!

Guerra
1 month ago

Impossible things become reality when you swim for the Indiana Hoosiers and GOAT Coach, Ray Looze, and company!

M d e
Reply to  Guerra
1 month ago

Like when Cody didn’t come 8th!

Guerra
1 month ago

The GOAT COACH, and Hall of Famer, Ray Looze, needs to be named as one of the Olympic coaches. #lovegoatcoachraylooze, #honorgoatcoachraylooze & #cherishgoatcoachraylooze

KimJongSpoon
Reply to  Guerra
1 month ago

really making up for lost time huh

Guerra
Reply to  KimJongSpoon
1 month ago

I think I was put in “commenter time out” for some reason. But I’m on the loose now!

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  KimJongSpoon
1 month ago

didn’t even try to defend king in the live recap comments

A C
1 month ago

Zapple!

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