Flash! Hansen Smashes World Record in 200 Breaststroke

IRVINE, California, August 5. MAKE it another world record for Brendan Hansen. After breaking his 100 breaststroke global standard on the first night of action at the United States National Championships, Hansen lowered his world mark in the 200 breast on Saturday night. Hansen was timed in 2:08.74, bettering the 2:09.04 he posted at the 2004 Olympic Trials in Long Beach.

The reigning world champion in the 100 and 200 breast events, Hansen has left no doubt that he’s the premier breaststroker on the planet, competing at a level that once seemed unfathomable. Hansen took the race out quickly, splitting 28.87 at the 50-meter mark and 1:01.58 at the midpoint of the race. He remained ahead of record pace when he touched in 1:34.84 at the 150 and powered home with the help of a boisterous crowd.

“The 200 is my baby,” Hansen said. “It’s my favorite event. After the 100 earlier in the week, I knew my 200 would be quick. I wanted to chip away at it, but after my warmup and prelim this morning, I knew that kind of time was a possibility. I think I have more in the tank. A 2:07 isn’t far away.”

Event 29 Men 200 LC Meter Breaststroke
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World: W 2:09.04 7/11/2004 Brendan Hansen, Longhorn Aq.
American: A 2:09.04 7/11/2004 Brendan Hansen, Longhorn Aq.
U.S. Open: O 2:09.04 7/11/2004 Brendan Hansen, Longhorn Aq.
LC Nationals: M 2:10.40 3/30/2001 Ed Moses, Curl-Burke
Oly. Trial: 2:20.79
Sum. Nat Cut: 2:22.79
US Open Cut: 2:25.29
Meet Qualifying: 2:22.79
Name Age Team Prelims Finals FINA
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=== Championship Final ===

1 Hansen, Brendan 24 Longhorn Aquatic 2:10.01 2:08.74W 1035
r:+0.72 28.87 1:01.58 (32.71)
1:34.84 (33.26) 2:08.74 (33.90)
2 Shanteau, Eric 22 Swim Atlanta-GA 2:12.40 2:11.38 974
r:+0.77 30.12 1:03.54 (33.42)
1:37.37 (33.83) 2:11.38 (34.01)
3 Usher, Scott 23 Wyoming Aquatics 2:14.27 2:11.96 961
r:+0.75 30.00 1:03.53 (33.53)
1:37.20 (33.67) 2:11.96 (34.76)
4 Hurley, Ryan 20 Curl Burke Swim- 2:15.47 2:14.91 900
r:+0.75 30.98 1:05.37 (34.39)
1:40.05 (34.68) 2:14.91 (34.86)
4 Pogioli, Giorda 22 Boilermaker Aqua 2:13.35 2:14.91 900
r:+0.66 30.40 1:04.41 (34.01)
1:39.01 (34.60) 2:14.91 (35.90)
6 Spann, Scott 18 Longhorn Aquatic 2:16.24 2:16.48 869
r:+0.69 29.94 1:04.14 (34.20)
1:39.67 (35.53) 2:16.48 (36.81)
7 Ash, David 20 Stanford Swimmin 2:15.42 2:16.74 864
r:+0.73 30.21 1:05.12 (34.91)
1:40.67 (35.55) 2:16.74 (36.07)
8 Gangloff, Mark 24 Auburn Aquatics- 2:16.50 2:17.77 845
r:+0.77 29.94 1:04.21 (34.27)
1:39.66 (35.45) 2:17.77 (38.11)

=== Consolation Final ===

9 Kornfeld, Paul 19 Blue Tide Aquati 2:16.73 2:16.66 866
r:+0.74 30.44 1:05.34 (34.90)
1:40.99 (35.65) 2:16.66 (35.67)
10 Burckle, Christ 18 Lakeside Swim Te 2:16.85 2:16.72 864
r:+0.67 30.76 1:05.72 (34.96)
1:40.98 (35.26) 2:16.72 (35.74)
11 Connolly, Dillo 17 Marietta Marlins 2:16.81 2:18.26 836
r:+0.65 31.20 1:06.14 (34.94)
1:42.02 (35.88) 2:18.26 (36.24)
12 Cass, Nathan 19 Ohio State Swim- 2:16.92 2:18.29 835
r:+0.76 31.09 1:05.90 (34.81)
1:42.13 (36.23) 2:18.29 (36.16)
13 Callahan, Andre 19 Auburn Universit 2:17.51 2:18.35 834
r:+0.79 31.62 1:06.69 (35.07)
1:42.09 (35.40) 2:18.35 (36.26)
14 Sullivan, Paul 20 Bluefish Swim Cl 2:17.94 2:19.41 815
r:+0.77 32.08 1:07.54 (35.46)
1:43.28 (35.74) 2:19.41 (36.13)
15 Zaich, Paul 19 Stanford Swimmin 2:18.22 2:19.62 812
r:+0.89 31.16 1:06.91 (35.75)
1:43.01 (36.10) 2:19.62 (36.61)
16 Barnes, Ivan 20 Tucson Ford Deal 2:18.81 2:21.42 781
r:+0.77 31.45 1:07.38 (35.93)
1:44.60 (37.22) 2:21.42 (36.82)

=== Bonus Final ===

17 Osborne, Sean 21 Auburn Universit 2:19.77 2:19.03 822
r:+0.73 30.82 1:05.90 (35.08)
1:42.21 (36.31) 2:19.03 (36.82)
18 Roberts, Jonath 18 Raleigh Swimming 2:19.61 2:19.12 820
r:+0.75 30.98 1:05.54 (34.56)
1:41.59 (36.05) 2:19.12 (37.53)
19 Mrazek, William 21 Area Tallahassee 2:19.35 2:19.15 820
r:+0.73 31.83 1:07.22 (35.39)
1:42.89 (35.67) 2:19.15 (36.26)
20 Vietti, William 20 Wildcat Aquatics 2:19.63 2:19.55 813
r:+0.70 31.56 1:07.04 (35.48)
1:43.36 (36.32) 2:19.55 (36.19)
21 Velez, Daniel 22 NC State Aquatic 2:20.18 2:20.16 802
r:+0.73 31.10 1:06.93 (35.83)
1:43.80 (36.87) 2:20.16 (36.36)
22 Larkin, Alexand 19 Bend Swim Club-O 2:19.63 2:20.59 795
r:+0.67 31.43 1:07.33 (35.90)
1:43.90 (36.57) 2:20.59 (36.69)
23 Johnson, Eric 20 Wisconsin Aquati 2:19.04 2:21.31 783
r:+0.74 31.21 1:06.83 (35.62)
1:43.38 (36.55) 2:21.31 (37.93)
24 Miskovetz, Step 21 Palatine Park Di 2:19.90 2:24.11 738
r:+0.68 32.15 1:08.73 (36.58)
1:45.94 (37.21) 2:24.11 (38.17)

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