USA Swimming Olympic Trials Results: Day 6
10 more spots on the 2016 USA swimming team were secured on Friday night.
Here’s a look at the results:
Women’s 200m Breast
19-year-old Lilly King’s star continues to grow in advance of Rio. She dominated the 100m breaststroke to qualify a couple days ago, and she followed that up with another impressive performance to win the 200m on Friday night.
The second spot goes to Molly Hannis, who came back in the final 50 meters to surpass 2012 Olympian Micah Lawrence and book her first spot in the Olympics.
Going to Rio: Lilly King, Molly Hannis
Men’s 200m Back
There will be a new Olympic gold medalist in the men’s 200m backstroke, as 2012 champion Tyler Clary was beaten by Ryan Murphy and Jacob Pebley.
This marks the second event for Murphy, who already qualified in the 100m backstroke, while Pebley, his Cal teammate, heads to his first Olympics
Going to Rio: Ryan Murphy, Jacob Pebley
Men’s 200m IM
As expected, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte raced away from the field, easily finishing first and second, respectively:
Phelps vs. Lochte in the 200m IM has been one of the greatest sports rivalries the past 12 years, as Phelps has won Olympic gold three times in a row, while Lochte, the world-record holder, has nabbed silver, bronze and silver.
Fortunately, we’ll get to see them battle one final time in Rio.
Going to Rio: Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte
Women’s 100m Free
A couple of youngsters led the way, as 19-year-olds Abbey Weitzeil and Simone Manuel finished 1 and 2:
They’ll be joined by two veterans on the relay team: Amanda Weir and Lia Neal, who have combined for three Olympic appearances.
Going to Rio: Abbey Weitzeil, Simone Manuel, Amanda Weir, Lia Neal
Updated USA Swimming Olympic Team 2016
Here’s a list of swimmers who have already qualified for Rio. You can click here to learn more about each individual swimmer.
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, 200m Breast
Cody Miller: 100m Breast
Townley Haas: 200m Free
Jack Conger: 200m Free
Ryan Lochte: 200m Free, 200m IM
Ryan Murphy: 100m Back, 200m Back
David Plummer: 100m Back
Michael Phelps: 200m Fly, 200m IM
Tom Shields: 200m Fly
Josh Prenot: 200m Breast
Nathan Adrian: 100m Free
Caeleb Dressel: 100m Free
Ryan Held: 100m Free
Anthony Ervin: 100m Free
Jacob Pebley: 200m Back
Haley Anderson: 10K Open Water
Maya DiRado: 400m IM, 200m IM
Elizabeth Beisel: 400m IM
Kelsi Worrell: 100m Fly
Dana Vollmer: 100m Fly
Katie Ledecky: 400m Free, 200m Free
Leah Smith: 400m Free, 200m Free
Olivia Smoliga: 100m Back
Kathleen Baker: 100m Back
Lilly King: 100m Breast, 200m Breast
Katie Meili: 100m Breast
Missy Franklin: 200m Free
Allison Schmitt: 200m Free
Melanie Margalis: 200m IM
Cammile Adams: 200m Fly
Hali Flickinger: 200m Fly
Molly Hannis: 200m Breast
Abbey Weitzeil: 100m Free
Simone Manuel: 100m Free
Amanda Weir: 100m Free
Lia Neal: 100m Free