Zach Harting: “I figure it’s only my job to put on a show”

2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS

Reported by James Sutherland.

MEN’S 200 FLY FINAL

  • World Record: Kristof Milak (HUN) – 1:50.73 (2019)
  • American Record: Michael Phelps – 1:51.51 (2009)
  • US Open Record: Michael Phelps (USA) – 1:52.20 (2008)
  • World Junior Record: Kristof Milak (HUN) – 1:52.71 (2018)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Michael Phelps (USA) – 1:53.36
  • 2016 US Olympic Trials Champion: Michael Phelps – 1:54.84
  • Wave I Cut: 2:01.19
  • Wave II Cut: 1:59.63
  • FINA ‘A’ Cut: 1:56.48
  1. Zach Harting (CARD), 1:55.06
  2. Gunnar Bentz (DYNA), 1:55.34
  3. Luca Urlando (DART), 1:55.43

In another crazy three-way finish, Zach Harting and Gunnar Bentz claim the two Olympic spots in the men’s 200 fly, leaving Luca Urlando, the man with the fastest best time in the field, locked out.

Just as he did in the semis, Trenton Julian took the race out hard, leading at every turn, with Urlando and Nicolas Albiero close behind at the 100. Then at the 150, you could draw a line across the top-five as Harting and Bentz pulled even with the leaders.

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PVSFree
1 month ago

Love this guy, so happy he made the team

Swimmingly
Reply to  PVSFree
1 month ago

Who could possibly dislike a comment like this.

Swimmer
Reply to  Swimmingly
1 month ago

Luca?

Xman
1 month ago

Kids if you want to be fast and become an Olympic go to Louisville, that is going to be the IT! team in the next decade.

Lol
1 month ago

Best guy out there, so glad he made the team

Texas Tap Water
1 month ago

What happened to Luca Urlando?

In 2018-2019 he was anointed by SwimSwam as the next Michael Phelps.

Can someone please explain?

Kim
1 month ago

Disappointing level – Milak, Seto and Le Clos/Burdisso/Kenderessi will make out the podium in Tokyo, with Milak annihilating the field.

Billabong
Reply to  Kim
1 month ago

Milak is so far ahead it’s not even funny.

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