US Olympic Trials Wave II, Day 2: Walsh, Albiero Scratch 100 Back Semi-Finals

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There have been quite a few scratches for the day 2 finals/semi-finals session of the 2021 US Olympic Trials.

As beforehand reported, each Caeleb Dressel and Ryan Held scratched the 200 freestyle semi-finals after qualifying 2nd and eleventh, respectively. Their scratches transfer Grant Home (1:48.18) and Julian Hill (1:48.56) into the semi-finals.

One other beforehand reported scratch was Regan Smith’s scratch from the 100 butterfly last, as she’s going to focus upon the 100 backstroke semi-finals, the place she is the highest seed. 

Different scratches for tonight embody Nicolas Albiero and Alex Walsh pulling out of the lads’s and ladies’s 100 backstroke semi-finals. 

Albiero certified thirteenth this morning within the males’s occasion, and doesn’t have every other occasions tonight. His scratch strikes first alternate Destin Lasco into the semi-finals, after he missed it by .01 this morning. 

Walsh was the thirteenth qualifier within the girls’s occasion after making semi-finals within the occasion on the 2016 Olympic Trials. Like Albiero, Walsh doesn’t have one other occasion tonight. Her scratch strikes JoJo Ramey into the semi-finals.

The one different scratch was Ashley Twichell, who was the eighth seed within the 400 freestyle last. Twichell is already certified for Tokyo within the open water 10k through her placement on the 2019 World Championships and is most certainly saving her power for the 1500 freestyle and 800 freestyle later this week. Her scratch strikes 16-year-old Cavan Gormsen into the ultimate after she completed ninth this morning. 

Notably, Michael Andrew didn’t scratch the 100 backstroke semi-finals, regardless of being the highest qualifier for the 100 breaststroke finals. Andrew had already had an excellent meet, breaking the American report within the 100 breaststroke twice yesterday. The 100 breaststroke is scheduled to happen earlier than the 100 backstroke semis, so the 2 mustn’t battle an excessive amount of. 



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