Monday, July 27, 2009

Roma 09: Day 2 Prelims

Some quick thoughts coming out of the second day of heats and then predix for tonight!

- Matt Grevers (16th) and Dave Walters (15th) were way to close to not making it. Hopefully these two put together quality swims tonight to get into finals.

- In the five events contested (W 100 Back, M 200 Free, W 100 Breast, M 100 Back, W 1500 Free), nine out of ten Americans advanced to semi-finals. The only one shut out was Haley Anderson, who finished ninth in the 1500.

- Kitajima's 100 breast world record is toast tonight. (Yeah, I know I said that last night, but I can't see it living past tonight.)


M 100 Breast:
Gold: Brenton Rickard 58.74 WR
Silver: Eric Shanteau 58.79 AR
Bronze: Igor Borysik 58.82
*Anyone of the eight guys in the field could win this thing!

W 100 Fly:
Gold: Sarah Sjostrum 56.50
Silver: Jessicah Schipper 56.79
Bronze: Dana Vollmer 56.99 AR
*Also watch Marleen Veldhuis from lane 8

M 50 Fly:
Gold: Rafael Munoz 22.48 CR
Silver: Milorad Cavic 22.57
Bronze: Jakob Ankajaer 22.91
*Also watch Matt Targett
*Can Ankajaer repeat his 2007 bronze medal from lane 8?

W 200 IM:
Gold: Ariana Kukors 2:07.41
Silver: Stephanie Rice 2:07.81
Bronze: Kirsty Coventry 2:07.92

Of note, Priyant of Behind the Blocks has a 50 euro bet with Andrew Lauterstein that Matt Targett will win the 50 fly!

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