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Aussie Sullivan Out of Worlds

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Former sprint freestyle world record holder Eamon Sullivan of Australia pulled out of the upcoming world championships in Rome later this month.

Sullivan has been battling a virus, which forced him out of two recent events, and will undergo more tests in Australia. The 23-year-old was entered in the 50 and 100 freestyle events. Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian won both the 50 and 100 this week at the U.S. nationals in Indianapolis. 

With neither Sullivan, nor Michael Phelps swimming in the 100 free, it opens the door for Adrian. Phelps pulled out of the 100 free at nationals because of a stiff neck. He is swimming in the 100 butterfly, 200 fly, 200 free and will likely swim in three relays.

Cullen Jones set an American record in the 50 free on Saturday at nationals, in 21.41 seconds, faster than Adrian’s time of 21.52 he had in winning the 50 on Thursday.

The swimming championships begin July 26-Aug. 2.


Swimming Nationals Live Thread

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Wow! And to think he has to do it all again tomorrow in the 100 free. Tune in again tomorrow for another live thread.

UPDATE: Nathan’s time was 21.54, the first time he’s gone sub-22 seconds and as the winner, he got the interview on camera following the race. He was all smiles. Bremerton, add another world team member to your resume!

UPDATE: (4:05): They are in the water and it’s a dead heat with NATHAN ADRIAN COMING IN AT TOUCHING THE WALL AND GETTING THE WIN!!!

UPDATE: Looks like Nathan is wearing the new Jaked01 full suit, as a lot of swimmers are. He’s in Lane 2.

UPDATE: Here we go! The finals of the 50 with introductions is up next.

UPDATE: The consolation finals of the men’s 50 free is getting underway. I wonder what Nathan is thinking in the back room right now?

UPDATE: Proving once again she still has what it takes to perform, Dara Torres won the 50 free and secured a spot to the world championships in Rome in two weeks.

UPDATE: We’re getting closer to Nathan’s race. The women’s 50 free is coming up next…stay tuned.

UPDATE: Was there any doubt? Phelps set the world record in the 100 fly, pulling away from the field to finish in 50.22. That’s two for Phelps so far this week. Piersol was third.

UPDATE: Don’t forget. NBC will show the nationals on Saturday and Sunday, but it’s tape delayed, and edited. But, if you weren’t able to watch the races so far, check your TV schedule this weekend. We’re almost underway in the finals of the 100 fly with Aaron Peirsol and Michael Phelps going head-to-head. A new world record could be moments away.

UPDATE (3:19): I have to say, watching the 100 breast was tough without Tara Kirk in the mix. Coming up next is the men’s 100 butterfly.

UPDATE (3:10) The first final of the night is over and its the 2008 Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Soni coming away with the win in the 100 breaststroke in 1:05.34, a new American record.

So here we go with Thursday’s finals from Indianapolis.

The schedule of events have been posted and Nathan Adrian is swimming in the 50 free at 3:55 p.m., so we have less than an hour before the Bremertonian swims.

I will update periodically on swims until then. Right now, it’s the women’s 100 breaststroke consolation finals (two heats) then the main finals.


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