Live summary of the ninth day’s finals

2024 US Olympic Trials

Friends, this is it: the final session of the 2024 US Olympic Trials. After a week of incredible racing, there are only two more finals left to race – the women’s 50 freestyle and the men’s 1,500 freestyle.

Gretchen Walsh And Tori Hosk He threw down the gauntlet in the 50 freestyle semifinals last night, tearing down his all-time bests of 24.06 and 24.09 respectively. Not only did this move them up to fourth and sixth on the list of fastest Americans in history, but it edged out the rest of the field by about four-tenths – a significant margin. but Wetzel Monastery And Simone Manuel They were the top two in the event at the last two Olympic trials. They are the third and fourth finalists and are both aiming to secure an individual event for the Paris Games.

Bobby Fink He should dominate the men’s 1,500 freestyle. He will compete in the men’s distance in Indianapolis, having won the 800 freestyle earlier this week. It would be a huge surprise if anyone unseats Finke, the American record holder and third-fastest man of all time, as he looks to win the event for the second time in a row. The race for second place is heating up behind him Luke Whitlock Eyes locking in another Olympic event. But as the only man in the final besides Venky who was under OQT (15:00.99) he Charlie Clark Who may have an advantage over Whitlock and other potential contenders David Johnston And Daniel Matheson.

Women’s 50 Freestyle – Final

last:

  1. Simone Manuel (Sunday), 24.13
  2. Gretchen Walsh (NAC), 24.15
  3. Wetzel Monastery (CAL), 24.26
  4. Tori Hosk (AAC), 24.33
  5. Riley Ehresmann (LAKR) 24.62
  6. Erica Connolly (TNAQ), 24.63
  7. Katie DeLove (NYAC), 24.69
  8. Maxine Parker (CA-Young), 24.90
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On the last night of the trials, Simone Manuel She took her return to swimming to a new level by adding an individual event to her Olympic schedule in Paris. She has already qualified for Team USA in the 4×100 freestyle relay but her win here in the 50 freestyle gives her a chance to compete in the 50 freestyle for a third consecutive Olympic Games.

In 2021, Manuel earned her ticket to Paris at the event – ​​her last chance. Tonight, Manuel took her last chance at an individual event with both hands, swimming her fastest time since the 2019 World Championships and taking the win with a time of 24.13 seconds. The time takes 0.21 seconds off her season’s best and places her eighth in the world this season.

both of them Gretchen Walsh And Tori Hosk Added from their times in the semifinals, which would have been a top-two finish in this final. Despite the addition of 0.09 seconds, Walsh still managed to get her hand on the wall in second place with a time of 24.15, adding to her program in Paris. She was 0.02 seconds behind Manuel’s time and the swim was the second fastest of her career.

Wetzel Monastery She had a strong swim, finishing third with a time of 24.26 seconds, 0.01 seconds off her season best, and finished ahead of Huskey with a time of 24.33 seconds.

Age 15 years Riley Erisman She finished fifth with a time of 24.62, another 0.04 seconds off her personal best. In the semifinals, she rose to second place in USA Swimming’s 15-16 age group with a time of 24.66. She improved her hold on second place in her age group with this swim, behind only her Claire Corzan24.17.

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Men’s 1500 freestyle – final

  • World record: Sun Yang (China) – 14:31.02 (2012)
  • American registry: Bobby Fink – 14:31.59 (2023)
  • US Open Record: Bobby Fink (USA) – 14:42.81 (2023)
  • Junior world record: Franko Grjic (Crew) – 14:46.09 (2019)
  • 2021 US Olympic Trials Champion: Bobby Fink – 14:46.06
  • 2024 Olympic qualifying time: 15:00.99

last:

  1. Bobby Fink (SPA), 14:40,28 US Open record
  2. David Johnston (TST), 14:52.74
  3. Luke Whitlock (fast), 14:53.00
  4. Daniel Matheson (Sunday), 14:59.51
  5. Luke Ellis (Sand), 15:06.71
  6. Charlie Clark (Ohio State University), 15:12.60
  7. William Mulgrew (SAC), 15:17.62
  8. Carson Heck (Kia) 15:17.92

As expected, Bobby Fink He ran away with the men’s 1,500 freestyle, sweeping the men’s long distance races at the second straight Olympic Trials. Finke pulled away to win the event in 14:40.28, erasing his own US Open record. He set that mark at 14:42.81 during the 2023 US Nationals; Later that summer in Fukuoka, he became the third-fastest runner in history (14:31.59), and won world silver after a stunning race with Ahmed Al-Hafnawi.

His time here tonight moves him up to second in the world this season yet Daniel WhiffenGold medal performance at the World Championships in Doha in February.

2 Gregorio
Paltrinary
ITA 14:41.38 11/28
3 Florian
Wilbrook
Germany 14:42.28 04/28
4 David
Aubrey
Far 14:44.85 02/18
5 David
Bethlehem
here 14:46.44 02/18

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There was a big race for the second and final spot on the men’s Olympic roster. During the first part of the race, that was the case Daniel Matheson In lane 1 he took control of second place, which he turned to Luke Whitlock At the 250 meter mark. David Johnston He was also hanging around, and he passed Matheson with 450 meters to go to move into third place.

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Matheson began to lose contact with Whitlock and Johnston during the second 500 metres. Whitlock and Johnston were racing alongside each other and watching each other closely. Johnston finished second over 1100 meters and began to increase his lead over Whitlock from there, consistently splitting 29 points to Whitlock’s high of 29.

Johnston had a 1.75 second lead over Whitlock heading into the final 100 metres. But as in the 800 freestyle, Whitlock had a killer close to his race. He got down to business and erased almost all of Johnston’s advances on him. The 18-year-old split a 57.19 in the last 100 (with a best of 27.74 in the last 50) but there was no room for Johnston to catch, and he touched 0.26 seconds behind Johnston to take third place.

Johnston edged out Whitlock for second place, clocking his all-time best of 14:52.74. It’s a low of 9.68 seconds for Johnston, which sailed under the OQT and earned him his first Olympic berth after finishing third in the 400 free and fourth in the 800 free earlier this week.

Going into the final, only Finke and Clarke had broken with 15 minutes remaining. Johnston, Whitlock (14:53.00) and Matheson (14:59.51) cleared that barrier for the first time tonight. Whitlock lost 14.36 seconds to finish third, and Matheson ran a personal best by 2.44 seconds, finishing fourth in 14:59.51.

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