Richards wins the 100m freestyle at the British National Team Championships… Confirmed to go to Olympics

Matthew Richards (21) won a spot in the men’s 100m freestyle at the Paris Olympics.

Richards won the men’s 100m freestyle final with a time of 47.84 seconds at the Paris Olympic Swimming Management British Team Trials held at the Aquatic Center in London, England on the 5th (Korean time).

Although it fell short of his own British record of 47.45 seconds, he comfortably passed the standard record of 48.34 seconds for the 2024 Paris Olympics. 카지노사이트

As Britain is a ‘swimming powerhouse’, four people, including Richards, Duncan Scott (47.92 seconds), Tom Dean (47.94 seconds), and Alexander Colquhoun (48.20 seconds), exceeded the Olympic standard record.

There were three athletes who exceeded the ‘British Swimming Federation recommended qualification record’ of 48.06 seconds, which is higher than the Olympic standard record.

However, only two people per country can participate in the individual swimming event at the Olympics.

Richards and Scott overcame fierce competition to qualify for the men’s 100m freestyle at the Paris Olympics.

In the men’s 100m freestyle, Richards took 5th place (47.45 seconds) at the 2023 Fukuoka World Championships and 4th place (47.82 seconds) at the 2024 Doha Games.

The event in which Richards has greater international competitiveness is the 200m freestyle.

He won the 2023 Fukuoka Games with a time of 1 minute 44.30 seconds, pushing out Dean (1 minute 44.32 seconds) and Korea’s Hwang Sun-woo (1 minute 44.42 seconds).

He did not participate in the 200m freestyle at the 2024 Doha World Championships, won by Hwang Sun-woo.

Richards will compete in the men’s 200m freestyle national team selection competition held on the 7th (local time) and attempt to qualify for the Paris Olympics for the second time in an individual event.

Richards and his rival Hwang Sun-woo won the 100m freestyle (48.28 seconds) and 200m (1 minute 44.90 seconds) at the Korean National Team Trials, confirming their qualification for the Paris Olympics.

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