USA Swimming Olympic Team 2016: Who Qualified on Tuesday?

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UPDATE: You can click here if you’re looking for Wednesday’s results, and here for a look at each member of Team USA thus far.


USA Swimming Olympic Trials Results: Day 3

USA swimmers booked spots in Rio in the following four events on Tuesday night:

Men’s 200m Free

Townley Haas captured the victory in the 200m freestyle final, edging out Conor Dwyer and Jack Conger in a photo finish:

Ryan Lochte faded in the final 25 meters but was still able to book a spot in his fourth Olympics, as the top four in this event qualify.

Going to Rio: Townley Haas, Conor Dwyer, Jack Conger, Ryan Lochte


Women’s 100m Back

We have a new pair of first-time Olympians, as 21-year-old Olivia Smoliga took the victory, followed by 19-year-old Kathleen Baker.

2012 Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin fell to seventh, while Natalie Coughlin finished eighth.

Going to Rio: Olivia Smoliga, Kathleen Baker


Men’s 100m Back

After barely missing Olympic bids in 2012, Ryan Murphy and David Plummer each got redemption on Tuesday night, finishing 1-2 in the 100m backstroke to book their tickets to Rio.

For the second event in a row, the defending Olympic gold medalist failed to qualify, with Matt Grevers finishing third.

Going to Rio: Ryan Murphy, David Plummer


Women’s 100m Breast

Favorite Lilly King exploded past the rest of the field, recording the fastest time in the world in two years (1:05.20) to secure her first Olympic bid. The 19-year-old was followed by Katie Meili.

Going to Rio: Lilly King, Katie Meili


Updated USA Swimming Olympic Team 2016

Per USASwimming.org: “As of now, only the first-place finisher in each event, along with the top four swimmers in the 100m and 200m free, will be officially added to the Olympic roster. The second-place finishers, and the fifth and sixth-place finishers in the 100m and 200m free, will likely be added later in the week, pending swimmers qualifying in multiple events.”

Second-place or lower finishers in an event are noted with a *

Men

Jordan Wilimovsky: 10K Open Water

Sean Ryan: 10K Open Water

Chase Kalisz: 400m IM

Jay Litherland: 400m IM*

Connor Jaeger: 400m Free

Conor Dwyer: 400m Free*, 200m Free*

Kevin Cordes: 100m Breast

Cody Miller: 100m Breast*

Townley Haas: 200m Free

Jack Conger: 200m Free*

Ryan Lochte: 200m Free*

Ryan Murphy: 100m Back

David Plummer: 100m Back*


Women

Haley Anderson: 10K Open Water

Maya DiRado: 400m IM

Elizabeth Beisel: 400m IM*

Kelsi Worrell: 100m Fly

Dana Vollmer: 100m Fly*

Katie Ledecky: 400m Free

Leah Smith: 400m Free*

Olivia Smoliga: 100m Back

Kathleen Baker: 100m Back*

Lilly King: 100m Breast

Katie Meili: 100m Breast*


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