Gretchen Walsh makes Olympic team one night after shattering world record

gretchen walsh makes olympic team one night after shattering world record

After shattering the 100-meter butterfly world record Saturday, Gretchen Walsh maintained her momentum and won Sunday's final at U.S. Olympic trials, qualifying for her first Olympic team.

The 21-year-old swimmer from the University of Virginia clocked a 55.31 to win the 100 fly final, a couple tenths of a second shy of her new world record at 55.18, which broke Swedish swimmer Sarah Sjöström’s 55.48 mark from 2016.

“I’m still in shock, I don’t even know what to say,” Walsh told NBC Sports after winning the 100 fly final. “Making the team was the biggest goal, but getting the world record was absolute insanity, so I couldn’t ask for a better first event of the meet.”

Torri Huske finished second to Walsh with a time of 55.52 and should lock up the remaining Team USA spot in the race. Huske also finished fourth in the 100 fly at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Regan Smith — a three-time Olympic medalist from Tokyo — finished third, clocking in at 55.62.

OTHER NEWS

23 minutes ago

The Formula E title protagonists aiming for glory in London

23 minutes ago

Olympic Village opens eight days before start of Paris Games

23 minutes ago

I'm a property expert... here are 7 tips to ensure you home sells

26 minutes ago

Watch: Trump to deliver keynote speech at Republican National Convention

26 minutes ago

Samsung Electronics and striking union to resume talks

30 minutes ago

Federal appeals court dismisses lawsuit over Tennessee’s anti-drag show ban

30 minutes ago

Russell Brand, Hulk Hogan, Jason Aldean: Celebrities at the RNC in Milwaukee

32 minutes ago

Video: Fury as lawless Leeds is left to burn for HOURS as riot police are driven out by thugs: Terrified residents plead with rabble to stop after cop car tipped and bus torched on night of shame - with officers only returning to restore order at 1am

32 minutes ago

Video:

32 minutes ago

Video: Tucker Carlson says Trump became the 'leader of a nation' after he was shot and compares Biden to a 'mannequin' and 'dead person' in speech to Republican convention

32 minutes ago

5 Unanswered Questions for the Los Angeles Chargers Leading Up to Training Camp

32 minutes ago

Liverpool legend joins Cesc Fabregas at Como with former Manchester United star to follow

32 minutes ago

‘We’ve come here to win’: Snubbed Georgia aim to seize global respect by rolling Wallabies

32 minutes ago

Apology and €2.1m award for man with Parkinson’s who suffered brain injury after heart attack during CT scan

32 minutes ago

Hunter Biden wants gun and tax cases tossed, citing Trump dismissal challenged by President Biden's DOJ

32 minutes ago

Bryson DeChambeau’s new-found British love cannot mask his Open struggles

32 minutes ago

These stocks stand to benefit if a Trump White House adopts a tougher stance on China

32 minutes ago

Summer heat is making soda cans explode on Southwest flights

32 minutes ago

Kaia Gerber shows off her comfy model off duty style as she runs errands in NYC - after romantic date night with Austin Butler

32 minutes ago

Video: The Simpsons' Hank Azaria shares hilarious clip of him attempting to make a King's Guard laugh by doing impersonations of his famous characters including Chief Wiggum and Moe

32 minutes ago

Lou Dobbs, conservative news host, dies at 78

32 minutes ago

Outsider Daniel Brown grabs shock first-round lead at the Open

32 minutes ago

If the Trump classified documents case is reinstated, Judge Aileen Cannon would be difficult to remove

32 minutes ago

Hear what Bob Newhart said to unemployed comedian who asked for advice (1995)

32 minutes ago

China's QJ Motor Aims to Shake Up Entry-Level ADV Segment, Drops New Motorcycle

32 minutes ago

Xbox Dropped the Ball With Palworld

32 minutes ago

How weather and landscape set the stage for Toronto's latest flood

32 minutes ago

Zenyatta is No Longer The Overwatch Hero Who Needs Lore The Most

32 minutes ago

NWS confirms 3 additional tornadoes among 22 total from Monday outbreak, tying regional record

32 minutes ago

What Is The Shrek 5 Plot? Reddit Has Some Ideas (Brace Yourself, It Gets Weird)

32 minutes ago

Patriots player profile: Marcus Jones is a rare player in today’s NFL

32 minutes ago

My daughter died without a will, but her undocumented husband refuses to claim her estate. Will her money be lost to the state?

32 minutes ago

CFMEU suffers labor pains as ALP turns on the blowtorch

32 minutes ago

How a Republican election sweep could transform U.S. climate policy

32 minutes ago

Making A Messiah: Allies Cast Trump As Divine Commander Following Assassination Attempt

32 minutes ago

LIV Golf star who hit out at OWGR claims he has ‘nothing to prove’ at The Open

32 minutes ago

Early detection of specific microRNAs may help predict preeclampsia in pregnant women

32 minutes ago

Hulk Hogan tears off shirt to reveal Trump-Vance tank top in fiery RNC speech

32 minutes ago

Dave Hughes joins impassioned community fight to save his local post office as he admits he is 'devastated' by string of Australia Post closures

32 minutes ago

I know what the super-rich REALLY get up to on yachts: From models ruining the furniture by dancing on it in stilettos to the famous actress who simply couldn't control herself...