Torri Huske breaks US record with 55.78 100 flies in semi-finals – –

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Torri Huske breaks US record with 55.78 100 flies in semi-finals – –


2021 AMERICAN OLYMPIC SWIMMING EVENTS

  • When:
    • Wave I dates: June 4-7, 2021
      • Wave II dates: June 13-20, 2021

18-year-old Arlington Aquatic Club swimmer Torri Huske just exploded in the first wave of the women’s 100 butterfly semifinals, breaking the American record. After showing his speed this morning, parting below the pace of the world record in the top 50, Huske clocked a 55.78 to touch the first tonight. The swim marks a personal best of almost a full second and makes Huske the 2nd all-time American to break 56 seconds in the event.

The previous American record was held by Dana Vollmer at 55.98, which she set at the 2012 Olympics. Swimming also makes Huske the all-time world number 3, behind the sole world record holder Sarah Sjoström, and Zhang Yufei. Here’s a comparison between the old American record and Huske’s swim tonight:

Divisions Torri Huske, 2021 US Olympic Trials – Semi-finals Dana Vollmer, Olympic Games 2012 – Final
50m 25,96 26.39
100m 29.82 29.59
Final hour 55,78 55,98

World Top 5 of all time:

Top 5 American of all time:

World Top 5 2020-2021:

In terms of the impact on the Olympic image, Huske must of course finish in the top 2 tomorrow night to qualify for the Olympics. Assuming she does, she’s now in the thick of it with Yufei, from China, and the reigning world champion, Maggie MacNeil, both of which are under 56,100 flyers.

In addition to breaking the US record, Huske broke the US national age group 17-18 age group record and the US Open record. Huske was under the junior world record, however, she will be 19 in December of this year, making her ineligible to count as a junior swimmer.

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