by TD Staff ReporterJune 18, 2021
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LSU swimmer Brooks Curry qualified for the U.S. Olympic team on Thursday by finishing fourth in the 100-meter free final of the Olympic Swimming Trials with a time of 48.19. Per LSUSports.net:
OMAHA, Neb. - LSU swimmer Brooks Curry became the first American swimmer in program history to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team, as he placed fourth in the 100-meter free final of the Olympic Swimming Trials Thursday with a time of 48.19.
Curry joins 13 former Tigers to compete in the Olympics and is the first LSU swimmer to participate in the men's 100-meter freestyle since Sion Brinn in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
"We witnessed something no LSU swimmer has ever done," Associate Head Coach Steve Mellor said. "Brooks made history for this program tonight. This is the most difficult team to make in all of sports, hands down, history shows this. The work that has gone on behind the scenes for this to happen took a village and Brooks is a product of a man that believed he could shock the world. Tonight he shocked the world." Read more.
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Originally published on TigerDroppings.com
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