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Live summary day 4 finals

Live summary day 4 finals

USA OLYMPIC TRIALS 2024

The fourth evening session of the 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials is a tough semifinal, with four sets of semifinals to go and two finals in which two swimmers officially secure a spot on the team heading to Paris.

The first final of the evening is the women’s 100 backstroke, where all eyes will be on Regan Smith after storming to a new American record of 57.47 in the semi-finals, just 11 hundredths away from Kaylee McKeown‘s world record (57.33).

The world record waiting will be in full effect for Smith tonight Katharine Berkoff is a heavy favorite to take second place after becoming only the fifth swimmer in history to go under 58 seconds in the semi-finals (57.83).

Next up is the men’s 800 freestyle, headlined by the defending Olympic champion Bobby Finke. Finke won’t have the 4 lane tonight, though, as the top seed distinction belongs to 18-year-olds Luke Whitlock, who broke out earlier in the meet in the 400 free and set the top time of 7:51.22 in the preliminaries. His best time of 7:50.20 is just over two seconds off the 17-18 National Age Group Record of Larsen Jensen in 2003 (7:48.09).

The four-set semi-finals also promise to be exciting.

  • Men’s 100 free Jack Alexey on world record watch? He’s still nearly three-tenths behind, but the Cal sprinter is coming off a scorching fast prelim swim of 47.08 to tie Kyle Chalmers for number 8 of all time. Alexy will swim alongside Caeleb Dressel (47.82) in the second semi-final, while the morning’s two other sub-48s, Chris Guiliano (47.65) and Hunter Armstrong (47.93) leads the first heat.
  • Men’s 200 fly – The event looks wide open after that Carson Foster did not show the preliminaries and Thomas Heilman only came 8th this morning and doesn’t look his best (yet). Mason Lau And Luca Urlando hold the top two seeds coming in tonight, with those two and Dare Rose the only three sub-1:56 in the preliminaries.
  • Ladies 100 free – There is no shortage of intrigue here. Simone Manuel And Weitzeil Abbey, who represented the US in this event in Rio eight years ago (with Manuel winning gold), will be in Lane 4 in each of their respective semi-finals, having topped twice in the morning. The best seed comes in Kate Douglass and newly minted world record holder for 100 flies Gretchen Walsh will flank Manuel in the second semi-final Torri Huske joins Weitzeil in the first round.
  • Men’s 200 Breast – AJ bag had a big breakthrough in swimming this morning, smashing his two-year-old best time by more than eight-tenths of a second in 2:08.25, earning him the No. 1 spot for the semi-finals. Jos Matheny (2:09.59) and Matt Fallon (2:09.81) were the only two others under 2:10 this morning. The boys 17-18 NAG rankings also saw an shakeup in the preliminaries, as three swimmers cracked the all-time top 10 and made the semifinals: Jos Bey, Jordan Willis And Gabe Nunziata.

MEN’S 100 FREE STYLE – SEMI FINAL

  • World record: 46.80 — Pan Zhanle (CHN), 2024
  • American record: 46.96 — Caeleb Dressel2019
  • US Open record: 47.08 — Jack Alexey (USA), 2024
  • Junior world record: 46.86 – David Popovici (ROU), 2022
  • 2021 US Olympic Trials Champion: Caeleb Dressel47.39
  • 2024 Olympic qualifying time: 48.34

Final Qualifiers:

  1. Chris Guiliano (ND), 47.25
  2. Jack Alexey (CAL), 47.33
  3. Caeleb Dressel (SGR), 47.53
  4. Hunter Armstrong (NYAC), 47.59
  5. Destin Lasco (CAL), 47.90
  6. Macguire McDuff (FLOR), 48.04
  7. Ryan Held (NYAC), 48.05
  8. Matt King (TFA), 48.11

After the lightning-fast preliminaries of the men’s 100 free this morning, the semi-final did not disappoint, as five men dipped under the 48-second mark and 48.11 was needed to reach tomorrow’s final.

The lead in the first half was Chris Guilianowho continues to capitalize on the huge wave of momentum he created early in the week in the 200 free when the Notre Dame product was the best for a new lifetime, with a blistering 47.25.

Guiliano rises to #13 all-time in the event and #3 among Americans, beating his previous record of 47.49 from February.

Hunter Armstrong closed like a freight train to reach second place next to Guiliano in the heat, arriving home at 24.45, clocking a new best time of 47.59 and advancing to the final in fourth.

All-time performers, men’s 100 freestyle (LCM)

  1. Pan Zhanle (CHN), 46.80 – 2024
  2. David Popovici (ROU), 46.86 – 2022
  3. Cesar Cielo (BRA), 46.91 – 2009
  4. Alain Bernard (FRA), 46.94 – 2009
  5. Caeleb Dressel (USA), 46.96 – 2019
  6. Cameron McEvoy (AUS), 47.04 – 2016
  7. Eamon Sullivan (AUS), 47.05 – 2008
  8. Kyle Chalmers (AU) / Jack Alexey (USA), 47.08 – 2019 / 2024
  9. James Magnussen (AUS), 47.10 – 2012
  10. Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS), 47.11 – 2021
  11. Fred Bousquet (FRA), 47.15 – 2009
  12. Chris Guiliano (USA), 47.25 – 2024

The second semi-final also did not disappoint, as the brand new US Open Record holder Jack Alexey went against the defending Olympic champion Caeleb Dressel.

Alexy showed breathtaking speed in the opening, breaking under world record pace in 22.25 in the 50, but Dressel showed a bit of his patented late surge to come close at the end, when Alexy hit the ball in 47 .33 and Dressel was not. far behind in 47.53.

Dressel’s time is his fastest in two years and his 12th fastest ever.

The US now has four men in the world’s top seven this season.

2 Jac
ALEXY
USA 47.08 06/18
3 Chris
GUILIANO
USA 47.25 06/18
4 Maxime
GROUSSET
FRA 47.33 06/18
5 Caeleb
CLOTHING
USA 47.53 06/18

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Destin Lasco He beat five men under 48 in the semi-finals with an impressive time of 47.90, just three hundredths off his best time.

Macguire McDuff took four hundredths off his lifetime best and reached the final in sixth place, with a touch in 48.04.

MEN’S 200 BUTTERFLY – SEMI-FINAL

  • World record: 1:50.34, Kristof Milak (HUN) – 2022 World Championships
  • American record: 1:51.51, Michael Phelps – 2009 World Championships
  • US Open record: 1:52.20, Michael Phelps (USA) – 2008 US Olympic Trials
  • Junior world record: 1:53.79, Kristof Milak (hun) – 2017 European Junior Championships
  • 2021 US Olympic Trials Champion: 1:55.06, Zach Harting
  • 2024 Olympic qualifying time: 1:55.78

Final Qualifiers:

  1. Luca Urlando (DART), 1:54.64
  2. Thomas Heilman (CA-Y), 1:54.93
  3. Mason Laur (FLOR), 1:55.05
  4. Dare Rose (CAL), 1:55.25
  5. Jack Dahlgren (TRI), 1:55.65
  6. Colby Mefford (CAL), 1:55.72
  7. Zach Harting (MAP), 1:56.52
  8. Trenton Julian (MVN), 1:56.73

WOMEN’S 100 BACKSTROKE – FINAL

  • World record: 57.33, Kaylee McKeown (AUS) – 2023 World Championship – Budapest
  • American record: 57.47, Regan Smith – 2024 US Olympic Trials
  • US Open record: 57.47, Regan Smith (USA) – 2024 US Olympic Trials
  • Junior world record: 57.57, Regan Smith (USA) – 2019 World Championships
  • 2021 US Olympic Trials Champion: 58.35, Regan Smith
  • 2024 Olympic qualifying time: 59.99

MEN’S 800 FREESTYLE – FINAL

  • World Record: 7:32.11 — Zhang Lin (CHN) — 2009 World Championships
  • American record: 7:38.67 — Bobby Finke – 2023 World Championships
  • US Open record: 7:40.34 — Bobby Finke (USA) – 2023 US National Championships
  • Junior world record: 7:43.37 — Lorenzo Galossi (ITA) – 2022 European Championships
  • 2021 US Olympic Trials Champion: Bobby Finke7:48.22
  • 2024 Olympic qualifying time: 7:51.65

100 FREE STYLE WOMEN – SEMI FINAL

  • World record: 51.71 – Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 2017
  • American record: 52.04 – Simone Manuel2019
  • US Open record: 52.54 – Simone Manuel (USA), 2018
  • Junior world record: 52.70 – Penny Oleksiak (CAN), 2016
  • 2021 US Olympic Trials Champion: Weitzeil Abbey – 53.53
  • 2024 Olympic qualifying time: 53.61

Final Qualifiers:

Men’s 200 breaststroke – semi-finals

  • World record: 2:05.48 — Qin Haiyang (CHN), 2024
  • American record: 2:07.17 — Josh Prenot, 2016
  • US Open Record: 2:07.17 — Josh Prenot (USA), 2016
  • Junior world record: 2:08.04 — Dong Zhihao (CHN), 2023
  • 2020 US Olympic Trials Champion: Niek Fink — 2:07.55
  • 2024 Olympic qualifying time: 2:09.68

Final Qualifiers: