U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials results

2021 U.S. Olympic Trials - Swimming - Day 1
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Results from the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials for the Tokyo Games in Omaha. The top two per individual event (and up to top six in 100m and 200m freestyles for relays) make the Olympic team, should enough swimmers make it in multiple events to keep the roster at or below 26 swimmers per gender and no more than 12 relay-only swimmers …

Men’s 400m Individual Medley
1. Chase Kalisz — 4:09.09

2. Jay Litherland — 4:10.33
3. Carson Foster — 4:10.86
4. Bobby Finke — 4:11.44
5. Jake Foster — 4:13.74
6. David Johnston — 4:16.81
7. Michael Daly — 4:19.05
8. Sam Stewart — 4:22.83

Men’s 400m Freestyle
1. Kieran Smith — 3:44.86

2. Jake Mitchell — 3:48.17 (later swam 3:45.86 in a time trial to get an Olympic qualifying time)
3. Ross Dant — 3:48.30
4. Chris Wieser — 3:48.42
5. Brooks Fail — 3:48.47
6. Trey Freeman — 3:49.07
7. Mitch D’Arrigo — 3:50.87
8. Andrew Abruzzo — 3:51.45

Women’s 400m Individual Medley
1. Emma Weyant — 4:33.81
2. Hali Flickinger — 4:33.96
3. Melanie Margalis — 4:34.08
4. Leah Smith — 4:34.55
5. Ally McHugh — 4:36.81
6. Brooke Forde — 4:38.69
7. Evie Pfeifer — 4:40.23
8. Justina Kozan — 4:42.72

Women’s 100m Butterfly
1. Torri Huske — 55.66

2. Claire Curzan — 56.43
3. Kate Douglass — 56.56
4. Kelsi Dahlia — 56.80
5. Katie McLaughlin — 57.72
6. Kelly Pash — 58.27
7. Olivia Bray — 58.36
8. Aly Tetzloff — 58.57

Men’s 100m Breaststroke
1. Michael Andrew — 58.73
2. Andrew Wilson — 58.74
3. Nic Fink — 58.80
4. Kevin Cordes — 59.79
5. Josh Matheny — 1:00.22
6. Will Licon — 1:00.39
7. Max McHugh — 1:00.56
7. Ben Cono — 1:00.56

Women’s 400m Freestyle
1. Katie Ledecky — 4:01.27
2. Paige Madden — 4:04.86
3. Leah Smith — 4:06.27
4. Haley Anderson — 4:07.42
5. Emma Nordin — 4:08.49
6. Sierra Schmidt — 4:09.11
7. Kaersten Meitz — 4:09.19
8. Cavan Gormsen — 4:09.85

Men’s 200m Freestyle
1. Kieran Smith — 1:45.29
2. Townley Haas — 1:45.66
3. Drew Kibler — 1:45.92
4. Andrew Seliskar — 1:46.34
5. Zach Apple — 1:46.45
6. Patrick Callan — 1:46.49
7. Blake Pieroni — 1:46.57
8. Carson Foster — 1:46.67
*top five are nominated to the team for 4x200m freestyle relay

Women’s 100m Backstroke
1. Regan Smith — 58.35
2. Rhyan White — 58.60
3. Olivia Smoliga — 58.72
4. Katharine Berkoff — 58.82
5. Isabelle Stadden — 59.37
6. Phoebe Bacon — 59.58
7. Catie DeLoof — 58.87
8. Lisa Bratton — 1:00.24

Men’s 100m Backstroke
1. Ryan Murphy — 52.33
2. Hunter Armstrong — 52.48
3. Shaine Casas — 52.76
4. Bryce Mefford — 52.91
5. Justin Ress — 53
6. Matt Grevers — 53.27
7. Hunter Tapp — 53.45
8. Michael Andrew — 53.59

Women’s 100m Breaststroke
1. Lilly King — 1:04.79
2. Lydia Jacoby — 1:05.28
3. Annie Lazor — 1:05.6
4. Bethany Galat — 1:05.75
5. Kaitlyn Dobler — 1:06.29
6. Micah Sumrall — 1:06.84
7. Molly Hannis — 1:07.26
8. Emily Escobedo — 1:07.31
9. Miranda Tucker — 1:07.44

Women’s 200m Freestyle
1. Katie Ledecky — 1:55.11
2. Allison Schmitt — 1:56.79
3. Paige Madden — 1:56.80
4. Katie McLaughlin — 1:57.16
5. Bella Sims — 1:57.53
6. Brooke Forde — 1:57.61
7. Gabby DeLoof — 1:57.86
8. Leah Smith — 1:58.13
*top five are nominated to the team for 4x200m freestyle relay

Men’s 200m Butterfly
1. Zach Harting — 1:55.06
2. Gunnar Bentz — 1:55.34
3. Luca Urlando — 1:55.43
4. Nicolas Albiero — 1:55.85
5. Trenton Julian — 1:56.35
6. Corey Gambardella — 1:56.79
7. Zach Brown — 1:57.13
8. Brooks Fail — 1:57.53

Women’s 200m Individual Medley
1. Alex Walsh — 2:09.30
2. Kate Douglass — 2:09.32
3. Madisyn Cox — 2:09.34
4. Torri Huske — 2:10.38
5. Meghan Small — 2:11.65
6. Melanie Margalis — 2:11.77
7. Beata Nelson — 2:11.96
8. Emma Barksdale — 2:13.35

Women’s 1500m Freestyle
1. Katie Ledecky — 15:40.50
2. Erica Sullivan — 15:51.18
3. Katie Grimes — 15:52.12
4. Haley Anderson — 15:55.60
5. Ashley Twichell — 16:01.62
6. Ally McHugh — 16:08.52
7. Sierra Schmidt — 16:08.69
8. Kensey McMahon — 16:20.03

Men’s 800m Freestyle
1. Bobby Finke — 7:48.22
2. Michael Brinegar — 7:49.94
3. Ross Dant — 7:50.66
4. Jordan Wilimovsky — 7:53.07
5. Will Gallant — 7:57.97
6. Trey Freeman — 7:59.09
7. James Plage — 8:00.43
8. Andrew Abruzzo — 8:01.81

Men’s 200m Breaststroke
1. Nic Fink — 2:07.55
2. Andrew Wilson — 2:08.32
3. Will Licon — 2:08.50
4. Kevin Cordes — 2:10.06
5. Aj Pouch — 2:10.35
6. Jake Foster — 2:11.24
7. Daniel Roy — 2:11.87
8. Matt Fallon — 2:12.25

Women’s 200m Butterfly
1. Hali Flickinger — 2:05.85
2. Regan Smith — 2:06.99
3. Charlotte Hook — 2:07.92
4. Lindsay Looney — 2:08.40
5. Kelly Pash — 2:08.58
6. Dakota Luther — 2:09.40
7. Olivia Carter — 2:09.79
8. Rachel Klinker — 2:11.09

Men’s 100m Freestyle
1. Caeleb Dressel — 47.39
2. Zach Apple — 47.72
3. Blake Pieroni — 48.16
4. Brooks Curry — 48.19
5. Bowe Becker — 48.22
6. Ryan Held — 48.46
7. Brett Pinfold — 48.47
8. Coleman Stewart — 48.51
*top five are nominated to the team for 4x100m freestyle relay

Women’s 200m Breaststroke
1. Annie Lazor — 2:21.07
2. Lilly King — 2:21.75
3. Emily Escobedo — 2:22.64
4. Bethany Galat — 2:22.81
5. Ella Nelson — 2:25.10
6. Micah Sumrall — 2:26.78
7. Allie Raab — 2:27.47
8. Rachel Bernhardt — 2:29.57

Men’s 200m Backstroke
1. Ryan Murphy — 1:54.20

2. Bryce Mefford — 1:54.79
3. Austin Katz — 1:55.86
4. Hunter Tapp — 1:56.76
5. Destin Lasco — 1:56.98
6. Shaine Casas — 1:57.64
7. Jack Aikins — 1:57.90
8. Daniel Carr — 1:58.76

Men’s 200m Individual Medley
1. Michael Andrew — 1:55.44
2. Chase Kalisz — 1:56.97
3. Kieran Smith — 1:57.23
4. Carson Foster — 1:57.99
5. Sam Stewart — 1:58.02
6. Andrew Seliskar — 1:58.35
7. Ryan Lochte — 1:59.67
8. Trenton Julian — 2:04.49

Women’s 100m Freestyle
1. Abbey Weitzeil — 53.53

2. Erika Brown — 53.59
3. Olivia Smoliga — 53.63
4. Natalie Hinds — 53.84
5. Catie DeLoof — 53.87
6. Allison Schmitt — 54.12
7. Kate Douglass — 54.17
8. Linnea Mack — 54.32
*top six are nominated to the team for 4x100m freestyle relay

Men’s 100m Butterfly
1. Caeleb Dressel — 49.87
2. Tom Shields — 51.19
3. Luca Urlando — 51.64
4. Trenton Julian — 51.78
4. Coleman Stewart — 51.78
6. Zach Harting — 52.39
7. Tyler Sesvold — 52.6
8. Danny Kovac — 52.68

Women’s 200m Backstroke
1. Rhyan White — 2:05.73
2. Phoebe Bacon — 2:06.46
3. Regan Smith — 2:06.79
4. Isabelle Stadden — 2:07.86
5. Kathleen Baker — 2:08.78
6. Lisa Bratton — 2:09.03
7. JoJo Ramey — 2:09.90
8. Katharine Berkoff — 2:10.2

Women’s 800m Freestyle
1. Katie Ledecky — 8:14.62
2. Katie Grimes — 8:20.36
3. Haley Anderson — 8:20.51
4. Ally McHugh — 8:23.51
5. Bella Sims — 8:23.55
6. Erica Sullivan — 8:24.02
7. Kaersten Meitz — 8:31.88
8. Sierra Schmidt — 8:39.51

Men’s 50m Freestyle
1. Caeleb Dressel — 21.04

2. Michael Andrew — 21.48
3. Nathan Adrian — 21.73
4. Bowe Becker — 21.78
5. Adam Chaney — 22.08
6. David Curtiss — 22.12
7. Justin Ress — 22.14
8. Michael Chadwick — 22.23

Women’s 50m Freestyle
1. Simone Manuel — 24.29
2. Abbey Weitzeil — 24.30
3. Torri Huske — 24.46
4. Linnea Mack — 24.49
5. Gretchen Walsh — 24.74
6. Kate Douglass — 24.78
7. Catie DeLoof — 24.80
8. Erika Brown — 24.93

Men’s 1500m Freestyle
1. Bobby Finke — 14:46.06
2. Michael Brinegar — 15:00.87
3. Jordan Wilimovsky — 15:05.29
4. Arik Katz — 15:11.34
5. Charlie Clark — 15:14.11
6. Will Gallant — 15:17.34
7. David Johnston — 15:18.61
8. Brennan Gravley — 15:25.26

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Eliud Kipchoge breaks marathon world record in Berlin

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Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge broke his own world record in winning the Berlin Marathon, clocking 2:01:09 to lower the previous record time of 2:01:39 he set in the German capital in 2018.

Kipchoge, 37 and a two-time Olympic champion, earned his 15th win in 17 career marathons to bolster his claim as the greatest runner in history over 26.2 miles.

His pacing was not ideal. Kipchoge slowed in the final miles, running 61:18 for the second half after going out in an unprecedented 59:51 for the first 13.1 miles. He still won by 4:49 over Kenyan Mark Korir.

“I was planning to go through it [the halfway mark] 60:50, 60:40,” Kipchoge said. “My legs were running actually very fast. I thought, let me just try to run two hours flat, but all in all, I am happy with the performance.

“We went too fast [in the first half]. It takes energy from the muscles. … There’s still more in my legs [to possibly lower the record again].”

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Ethiopian Tigist Assefa won the women’s race in 2:15:37, the third-fastest time in history for somebody who ran one prior marathon in 2:34:01. Only Brigid Kosgei (2:14:14 in Chicago in 2019) and Paula Radcliffe (2:15:25 in London in 2003) have gone faster.

American record holder Keira D’Amato, who entered as the top seed, was sixth in 2:21:48. D’Amato, who went nearly a decade between competitive races after college, owns the American record of 2:19:12 and now also the 10th-best time in U.S. history.

“Today wasn’t my best day ever, but it was the best I could do today,” she said in a text message, according to Race Results Weekly, adding that she briefly stopped and walked late in the race.

The last eight instances the men’s marathon world record has been broken, it has come on the pancake-flat roads of Berlin. It began in 2003, when Kenyan Paul Tergat became the first man to break 2:05.

The world record was 2:02:57 — set by Kenyan Dennis Kimetto in 2014 — until Kipchoge broke it for the first time four years ago.

The following year, Kipchoge became the first person to cover 26.2 miles in under two hours, clocking 1:59:40 in a non-record-eligible showcase rather than a race.

Kipchoge’s focus going forward is trying to become the first runner to win three Olympic marathon titles in Paris in 2024. He also wants to win all six annual World Marathon Majors. He’s checked off four of them, only missing Boston (run in April) and New York City (run every November).

Kipchoge grew up on a farm in Kapsabet in Kenya’s Rift Valley, often hauling by bike several gallons of the family’s milk to sell at the local market. Raised by a nursery school teacher, he ran more than three miles to and from school. He saved for five months to get his first pair of running shoes.

At 18, he upset legends Hicham El Guerrouj and Kenenisa Bekele to win the 2003 World 5000m title on the track. He won Olympic 5000m medals (bronze in 2004 and silver in 2008), then moved to the marathon after failing to make the 2012 Olympic team on the track.

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2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup schedule, results

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The U.S. goes for its fourth consecutive title at the FIBA World Cup in Sydney — and eighth global gold in a row overall when including the Olympics.

A’ja Wilson, a two-time WNBA MVP, and Breanna Stewart, the Tokyo Olympic MVP, headline a U.S. roster that, for the first time since 2000, includes neither Sue Bird (retired) nor Diana Taurasi (injured).

The new-look team includes nobody over the age of 30 for the first time since 1994, before the U.S. began its dynasty at the 1996 Atlanta Games. The Americans have won 52 consecutive games between worlds and the Olympics dating to the 2006 Worlds bronze-medal game.

The field also includes host Australia, the U.S.’ former primary rival, and Olympic silver medalist Japan.

Nigeria, which played the U.S. the closest of any foe in Tokyo (losing by nine points), isn’t present after its federation withdrew the team over governance issues. Spain, ranked second in the world, failed to qualify.

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2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup Schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Round
Wed., Sept. 21 8:30 p.m. Puerto Rico 82, Bosnia and Herzegovina 58 Group A
9:30 p.m. USA 87, Belgium 72 Group A
11 p.m. Canada 67, Serbia 60 Group B
Thurs., Sept. 22 12 a.m. Japan 89, Mali 56 Group B
3:30 a.m. China 107, South Korea 44 Group A
6:30 a.m. France 70, Australia 57 Group B
8:30 p.m. USA 106, Puerto Rico 42 Group A
10 p.m. Serbia 69, Japan 64 Group B
11 p.m. Belgium 84, South Korea 61 Group A
Fri., Sept. 23 12:30 a.m. China 98, Bosnia and Herzegovina 51 Group A
4 a.m. Canada 59, France 45 Group B
6:30 a.m. Australia 118, Mali 58 Group B
Sat., Sept. 24 12:30 a.m. USA 77, China 63 Group A
4 a.m. South Korea 99, Bosnia and Herzegovina 66 Group A
6:30 a.m. Belgium 68, Puerto Rico 65 Group A
Sun., Sept. 25 12:30 a.m. France 74, Mali 59 Group B
4 a.m. Australia 69, Serbia 54 Group B
6:30 a.m. Canada 70, Japan 56 Group B
9:30 p.m. Belgium vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina Group A
11:30 p.m. Mali vs. Serbia Group B
Mon., Sept. 26 12 a.m. USA vs. South Korea Group A
2 a.m. France vs. Japan Group B
3:30 a.m. China vs. Puerto Rico Group A
6:30 a.m. Australia vs. Canada Group B
9:30 p.m. Puerto Rico vs. South Korea Group A
11:30 p.m. Belgium vs. China Group A
Tues., Sept. 27 12 a.m. USA vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina Group A
2 a.m. Canada vs. Mali Group B
3:30 a.m. France vs. Serbia Group B
6:30 a.m. Australia vs. Japan Group B
Wed., Sept. 28 10 p.m. Quarterfinal
Thurs., Sept. 29 12:30 a.m. Quarterfinal
4 a.m. Quarterfinal
6:30 a.m. Quarterfinal
Fri., Sept. 30 3 .m. Semifinal
5:30 a.m. Semifinal
11 p.m. Third-Place Game
Sat., Oct. 1 2 a.m. Final