Tyler Clary Scratches 400 IM Final at Olympic Trials

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Tyler Clary has scratched the 400 IM final at the U.S. Olympic Trials after originally qualifying eighth. Clary has twice won World Championship medals in the event and finished third at Trials four years ago.

Swimming World was first to break the news of Clary’s scratch, and minutes later he sent out tweets confirming the news and that he would be back in the pool for Monday’s 200 free.

Clary had clocked 4:15.41 in prelims, more than six seconds slower than his seed time of 4:09.03. He finished more than three-and-a-half seconds behind top qualifier Chase Kalisz (4:11.86) and Ryan Lochte (4:11.98).

Stanford’s Abrahm Devine will be the big beneficiary of Clary’s scratch. After originally finishing ninth in 4:15.83—almost four seconds ahead of tenth place finisher Austin Snyder—Devine will now move into this evening’s final.

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Bill Bell
8 years ago

And his sister’s a Bhckeye!

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