Ledecky dominates 400 free making Olympic team, Huske sets another American record
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The second night of the trials started very quickly, we’re talking a record pace speed. Torri Huske at 18 years old is swimming in her first U.S. Olympic Team Trials, an event that can play serious mind games on the toughest of athletes. A day after setting an American record in the 100-meter butterfly, she set a new one in the first event of the night.
Huske swims it in 55.66 which is 18 hundredths off the world record and the fastest time this year in the world. 16-year old Claire Curzan finished second also punching her ticket to Tokyo.
Katie Ledecky cruised to victory in the 400 freestyle by more than three seconds. She wasn’t that impressed though with her time of 4:01, not her best performace. She will have a chance to defend her Olympic gold medal in that event.
Michael Andrew makes his first Olympic team by the slimmest of margins. He beat Andrew Wilson by one one hundredth. The top three swimmers in the men’s 100-meter breast touched the wall within seven hundredths of a second. That means Nic Fink just missed clinching a spot in Tokyo by six hundredths of a second but he still has another strong event to swim. There’s still an opportunity for Georgia swimmer.
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