James Guy Scares British Record With World-Best 1:45.19 in 200 Free

Photo Courtesy: Maria Dobysheva

James Guy surged to the top of the world in the men’s 200-meter free with a British Olympic qualifying time at the 2016 British Nationals.

Guy clocked in with a 1:45.19, just missing his own British record of 1:45.14 from the 2015 World Championships.

That swim shot him ahead of Kosuke Hagino’s 1:45.50 from the Japanese Championships in the world rankings, and beat the British Olympic qualifying time of 1:45.91.

Stephen Milne (1:47.15), Robert Renwick (1:47.23) and Duncan Scott (1:47.31) set themselves up for potential relay duty in the men’s 800-meter free relay.

Cameron Kurle (1:47.82), Ieuan Lloyd (1:48.23), Daniel Wallace (1:48.50) and Nicholas Grainger (1:48.53) also competed in the finale.

Place Name YoB Club Time R.T. FINA Pt 50 100 150
1. James Guy (95) Millfield 1:45.19 + 0.64 911 24.50 51.00 1:18.09
2. Stephen Milne (94) Perth City 1:47.15 + 0.74 862 25.42 52.81 1:20.39
3. Robert Renwick (88) UniOfStirl 1:47.23 + 0.68 860 25.51 52.76 1:19.85
4. Duncan Scott (97) UniOfStirl 1:47.31 + 0.69 858 25.07 52.27 1:19.57
5. Cameron Kurle (97) Millfield 1:47.82 + 0.73 846 25.62 53.41 1:20.87
6. Ieuan Lloyd (93) Co Cardiff 1:48.23 + 0.69 837 25.56 53.19 1:20.80
7. Daniel Wallace (93) Warrender Ba 1:48.50 + 0.72 830 25.73 53.18 1:20.80
8. Nicholas Grainger (94) Co Sheffield 1:48.53 + 0.72 830 25.64 52.80 1:20.74
3 Comments

3 comments

  1. Hoang Le

    It would be 1.44 in Rio

  2. Tom Iles

    Jimmy will go 43 in Rio. I called it.

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