Josh Prenot Upsets Cordes For 200 Breast Win; Posts Second Fastest Time Ever

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Men’s 200 Breast Final:

The men’s 200-meter breaststroke continued to battle the world record in finals as Kevin Cordes led throughout the 150-meter mark. Cordes, who earlier in the meet won the 100-meter breaststroke, jumped to an early lead quickly bringing the crowd to their feet. Not far behind, however, was a pair of college standouts: Will Licon and Josh Prenot.

Licon hung close to Cordes’ waist throughout the first 125-yards before Prenot charged ahead to overtake everyone. A quick stroke rate propelled Prenot to the win and a new American Record of 2:07.17. His dynamic swim sits as the second fastest time in the 200-meter breaststroke…ever. Right behind World Record holder’s Akihiro Yamaguchi’s 2:07.01.

Cordes settled for second and an additional Olympic event with a time of 2:08.00, while Licon picked up third and a 2:08.14.

Fourth was grabbed by Andrew Wilson who posted a final time of 2:09.15 and fifth went to Cody Miller and his time of 2:10.22.

B.J. Johnson (2:10.70), Nic Fink (2:11.55), and Brendan McHugh (2:14.88) rounded out the final heat.

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