Lydia Jacoby to Scratch 200 Breast, Bringing End to Her Olympic Trials

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Lydia Jacoby to Scratch 200 Breast, Bringing End to Her Olympic Trials

A night after falling short of qualification for the Paris Olympics in the 100 breaststroke, Lydia Jacoby declared her Olympic Trials over Tuesday morning.

The reigning gold medalist in the 100 breast will scratch the 200 breast later in the week to, “process and rejuvenate.”


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Jacoby wrote:

“I am not defined by my results. I am more than an athlete. I will be back. And I will be better.”

Jacoby was not available for comment with media after her race Monday night.

The Alaska native was third in the 100 breast Monday night in a time of 1:06.37. Lilly King won in 1:05.43 to get to her third Olympics in the event. Second was Emma Weber in 1:06.10.

Jacoby went 1:05.28 at Trials in 2021, second again to King’s 1:04.79. A time of 1:04.95 won her gold over Tatjana Schoenmaker (now Tatjana Smith) and King in Tokyo.

Jacoby is going into her junior season at the University of Texas. She was an All-American in the 100 breast each of the last two college seasons, including as the 2023 NCAA champion.

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karen field
karen field
27 days ago

Girl, you do what you need to do, it is your life, your work and your decision…Best to you

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