The U.S. Olympic swimming workforce for the Tokyo Video games will likely be decided on the Olympic Trials in Omaha over eight days, reside on NBC Sports activities.
The highest two finishers per particular person occasion, plus seemingly the highest six within the 100m and 200m freestyles for relays, are in line to make up the roster.
Headliners: Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky, who may make the Olympic workforce in 5 and 6 occasions, respectively, when together with relays. One lady has gained greater than 4 gold medals at a singe Olympics — East German swimmer Kristin Otto in 1988 (six). No American lady gained 5 golds at a single Video games.
Caeleb Dressel, after incomes eight medals and 6 golds on the 2019 World Championships, may make the Olympic workforce in seven occasions, one shy of Michael Phelps‘ magical eight on the 2008 Beijing Video games. Phelps after all retired after Rio.
Then there’s Ryan Lochte, a 36-year-old bidding to turn out to be the oldest U.S. Olympic male swimmer in historical past. Lochte is an underdog in his major occasion, the 200m particular person medley, the place he holds the world document.
Different particular person Rio Olympic gold medalists within the Trials area: Lilly King (100m breaststroke), Ryan Murphy (100m and 200m backstrokes) and Anthony Ervin (50m freestyle).
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