2021 British Olympic Selection Trials – Day 4 Finals Live Recap


Because the second final evening of racing begins on the 2021 British Olympic Choice Trials, it is going to be a sprint-infused part that includes the lads’s 50 freestyle, girls’s 100 freestyle, and the lads’s 100 fly. Additionally going down on day 4 would be the girls’s 200 backstroke and 200 IM.

Upon the conclusion of day 3 finals, 19 swimmers had hit the British Olympic choice commonplace of their respective occasions. Observe alongside for a stay recap and evaluation to search out out who else will add their identify to that checklist tonight.


  • British File: 52.87 – Francesca Halsall (2009)
  • British OLY Choice Reduce: 53.88

High 3

  1. Freya Anderson – 53.40
  2. Anna Hopkin– 53.49
  3. Lucy Hope – 54.19

Anna Hopkin opened issues up with a 25.43 whereas Freya Anderson barely trailed in a 25.83. Anderson, nonetheless, managed to overhaul Hopkin’s lead and got here in with a 53.40, touching simply forward of Hopkin’s 53.49. Each Hopkin and Anderson managed to get below the choice lower for the occasion which stands at a 53.88, probably giving them a spot on the British Olympic squad this summer time.

The swims from Hopkin and Anderson are probably to offer Nice Britain two swimmers within the occasion on the Olympics which might be an enchancment from 2016 once they truly didn’t ship any girls to the Video games for the occasion.

Lucy Hope delivered a 54.19 which was slightly below Caitlin McClatchey‘s Scottish within the file from again in 2008. That was an enchancment for Hope from her prelim swim of 54.52. Hope was adopted by Evelyn Davis who notched a 54.59 and Emma Russell who notched a 55.16 for fifth place.


  • British File: 21.11 – Ben Proud (2018)
  • British OLY Choice Reduce: 21.78

High 3

  1. Ben Proud – 21.42
  2. Yusuke Legard – 22.10
  3. Jacob Whittle – 22.55

After an already spectacular efficiency within the prelims of the occasion with a 21.68, Ben Proud was even sooner within the finals of the occasion, posting a 21.42 to get inside 0.40 seconds of his personal British file within the occasion. The swim will likely be sufficient to qualify Ben Proud for his second Olympic Video games within the occasion as he was greater than 0.30 seconds below the choice lower of 21.78.

The swim provides Proud the second-fastest time on the earth this yr, solely behind Russia’s Vlad Morozov who swam a 21.41 on the Russian Olympic Championships. Proud was simply off the time he swam on the 2016 Rio Olympics when he positioned 4th within the last with a 21.68.

2 Ryan
USA 21.62 04/10
3 Ben
GBR 21.68 04/17
4 Florent
FRA 21.72 03/19
5 Bruno
BRA 21.73 04/09

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Jacob Legard picked up silver within the occasion with a 22.10 which was sooner than his prelim swim of twenty-two.43 however not fairly below the British choice lower of 21.78. Legard’s silver medal meant that he handed Jacob Whittle who was second seed heading into the ultimate. Whittle notched a 22.55 within the last which was only a bit slower than his 22.40 prelim swim.

David Cumberlidge and Scott McLay tied for fourth place within the 50 free last, every notching a 22.63 whereas Jack Thorpe rounded out the highest 5 in a 22.76.


  • British File: 2:06.66 – Gemma Spofforth (2009)
  • British OLY Choice Reduce: 2:08.44

High 3

  1. Kathleen Dawson – 2:08.14
  2. Cassie Wild – 2:10.94
  3. Honey Osrin – 2:11.76

It was all Kathleen Dawson within the 200 backstroke, coming in with a robust 2:08.14 which was sooner than each the Scottish file within the occasion and the Olympic choice lower of two:08.44. Dawson improved upon her personal Scottish file by precisely a second, bettering upon her 2:09.44 from March 2021.

That makes it 2-for-2 Olympic qualifying swims for Dawson this week, having already certified to swim the 100 backstroke with a 58.24 on day 2. The two:08.14 for Dawson makes her the eighth quickest performer on the earth this season.

2 Margherita
ITA 2:05.56 03/31
3 Rhyan
USA 2:07.24 04/11
4 Kathleen
USA 2:07.54 03/05
5 Minna
AUS 2:07.86 12/15
6 Peng
CHN 2:08.01 01/03
7 Isabelle
USA 2:08.12 04/11
8 Katalin
HUN 2:08.20 03/25

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Dawson was joined on the rostrum by Cassie Wild with a 2:10.94 for silver and Honey Osrin notched a 2:11.76 for bronze. Neither of these swims from Wild and Osrin was fast sufficient to qualify for the Olympics as they every trailed the required 2:08.44.


  • British File: 50.67 – James Man (2017)
  • British OLY Choice Reduce: 51.96

High 3

  1. James Man – 51.44
  2. Jacob Peters – 51.66
  3. Edward Mildred – 52.67

Each James Man and Jacob Peters managed to swim sooner than the Olympic lower within the males’s 100 butterfly, probably giving them each a shot at swimming the occasion in Tokyo this summer time. Man was a 51.44 to swim a full half-second below the choice lower of 51.96 whereas Peters was a 51.65 for silver.

With that profitable time of 51.44, James Man strikes up on the earth rankings this season to tie Poland’s Jakub Majerski for seventh.

2 Josif
BUL 51.08 12/19
3 Noe
SUI 51.15 12/04
4 Takeshi
JPN 51.28 02/07
5 Naoki
JPN 51.34 02/07

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This was Man’s second butterfly win of the meet, including to his 200 fly victory of 1:55.20 on day 2 of the meet. Edward Mildred gained bronze in that 200 fly with a 1:58.04 and returned to the rostrum right here within the 100 butterfly with a 52.67.


  • British File: 2:06.88 – Siobhan-Marie O’Connor (2016)
  • British OLY Choice Reduce: 2:11.10

High 3

  1. Abbie Wooden – 2:09.23
  2. Alicia Wilson – 2:09.61
  3. Candice Corridor – 2:13.67

Abbie Wooden and Alicia Wilson battled it out within the girls’s 200 IM and every produced a swim ok for consideration for the 2021 British Olympic squad. Wooden gained the occasion in a 2:09.23 and Wilson was a 2:09.61 for silver, every practically 2 seconds sooner than the choice lower of two:11.10.

The 200 IM marks Wooden’s second Olympic qualifying swim of the meet, having swum a 2:21.69 200 breast to position second to Molly Renshaw’s 2:20.89 and get below the Olympic commonplace of two:23.37. Behind Wilson within the 200 IM, Candice Corridor got here in with a 2:13.67 for bronze.

One notable absence within the 200 IM at British Trials was nationwide file holder Siobhan-Marie O’Connor who has been as quick as a 2:06.88 within the occasion with which she gained Olympic silver in 2016. O’Connor introduced within the days main as much as the meet that she wouldn’t be collaborating as a consequence of ulcerative colitis; a continual sickness that she faces.

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