(Video Interview) Ryan Murphy Bothered by World Champs Defeats

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Ryan Murphy put up a pair of solid wins in the 100 and 200 back over the weekend at the TYR Pro Swim Series meet in Atlanta. Saturday night, he touched out Ryosuke Irie, 53.24 to 53.26, to win the 100 back, and after the race, he assessed his weekend.

Murphy explained how his results from the World Championships, where he took the silver in both the 100 and 200 back, bothered him and continue to bother him, and he explained how he has channeled that frustration into his training.

Murphy also discussed how important it has been to develop hobbies, like cooking, now that he is out of school, and, as a bonus, the avid Jacksonville Jaguars fan broke down the contract extension recently given to quarterback Blake Bortles.

Watch more video interviews from the TYR Pro Swim Series meet in Atlanta.

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    Lane Four

    He will NEVER forget what those losses felt like. What a great impetus to carry him to three more gold medals in 2020 and the hard hard work needed to accomplish history.

Author: David Rieder

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David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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