Conor Dwyer Leads Tight 400 Free Field Into Finals At 2016 Rio Olympic Games

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Men’s 400 Free:

The USA’s Conor Dwyer, Australia’s Mack Horton, Italy’s Gabriele Detti kept things close in the final heat. Dwyer posted the fastest prelims 400 freestyle in 3:43.42. Horton finished second in 3:43.84, just ahead of Detti in 3:43.95.

Dwyer stopped to talk to the media after his swim, commenting, “I was a lot less nervous than I was at Trials. Chase and Jay got us going. USA is making a statement.”

Sun Yang and Connor Jaeger went head to head in the second to last prelims heat of the 400 freestyle. Yang got to the wall first in 3:44.23 to claim the fourth seed. Jaeger touched in 3:45.37 to return to tonight’s finals in seventh.

Australia’s David Mckeon posted a 3:44.68 for fifth and James Guy of Great Britain grabbed the sixth spot in 3:45.31.

France’s Jordan Pothain clinched the final lane in 3:45.43.

Korea’s Park Tae Hwan (3:45.63) and Canada’s Ryan Cochrane (3:45.83) did not make the final as they finished in 10th and 11th.

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    Bill Bel

    Good for Pothain. He’s been quietly moving up the ranks the last couple of years and nice to,see all Hus work has paid off. Too bad about Park but he ain’t no,spring chicken any longer and maybe Father Time starting to catch up,to him.

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