Simone Manuel qualifies for the Tokyo Olympics; Nathan Adrian misses – .

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Simone Manuel qualifies for the Tokyo Olympics; Nathan Adrian misses – .


Simone Manuel qualified for the US Olympic swim team for Tokyo on her last chance, winning the 50m freestyle on the final day of the Olympic trials in Omaha.

Manuel, who was diagnosed with overtraining syndrome in March and was out of the pool for three weeks, won the 50 freestyle in 24.29 seconds. She won by .01 on Abbaye de Weitzeil, who also made the team in the event.

Last week Manuel failed to qualify for the 100m freestyle final, which she won at the Rio Olympics. Then she shared her diagnosis, which impacted her ability to train before testing and how she faced depression this year.

“This year has been tough, especially over the past two months,” Manuel, who won a women’s record seven medals at the 2019 World Championships, told NBC. “Before diving, I felt like this was my moment. “

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Eight-time Olympic medalist earlier Nathan Adrien was third in the men’s 50 freestyle and was unsuccessful in his attempt to compete in a fourth edition of the Olympics.

single Villasenor won and tied his American record of 21.04 seconds.

Dressel was followed by Michel André (21.48), who like Dressel, qualified for his third individual event in Tokyo.

Adrian was third in 21.73. The 32-year-old later said he wasn’t sure what the next step was for him in swimming other than a break to recover after practice.

Adrian, who won the 2012 Olympic 100m by 0.01, was diagnosed with testicular cancer two and a half years ago and had two surgeries before returning to swimming in 2019.

Like Manuel, he failed to qualify for the 100m freestyle final at practice.

Bobby Finke and Michael Brinegar got a double in the men’s 1500m freestyle, the final test. They also scored a brace in the 800 freestyle last week.

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