Ross Murdoch & Andrew Willis 2:09s Leads Way To Battle Of British 200m Breaststroke

Ross Murdoch - by Ian MacNicol

The Japanese stranglehold on the men’s 200m breaststroke ranking was broken up this morning as British Championships got underway here at the London Aquatics Centre, heats producing two sub-2:10s, from Ross Murdoch and Andrew Willis, both into the top 5 on the global list, and four others made the top 20. Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson, on 2:12.28, qualified 7th for the 8-man final

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The Japanese stranglehold on the men’s 200m breaststroke ranking was broken up this morning as British Championships got underway here at the London Aquatics Centre, heats producing two sub-2:10s, from Ross Murdoch and Andrew Willis, both into the top 5 on the global list, and four others made the top 20. Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson, on 2:12.28, qualified 7th for the 8-man final

Comments

Steve

Making the harder time in second bizarrely doesn’t guarantee your place on the team, it just means you’ll be considered for selection.

(Although clearly, back in the real world rather than the bonkers world of policy, it would be unthinkable not to select anyone who made those times).

Dee

You forgot poor James Wilby πŸ˜‰

benny goodman

Cannot quite understand the logic of the selection policy times; by the way where are the times listed on the net which have been set as the basis for auto qualification. Can’t find them to date.

aswimfan

The British selection times are absurd, and I almost think they were made in purpose to give the selectors more power.

aswimfan

But wow.. Have the Brits come Loooongg way since 2004 Athens when most swimmers on the British Olympics team were content to just final.
(something worse was said by Sweetenham about those swimmers, making him media target for disgruntled senior swimmers)

Craig Lord

Thanks Dee… James is poor no more πŸ™‚

Craig Lord

Quite so, Steve, hence I will overlook the nonsense and go with what makes the world grade well within 2% πŸ™‚ But I look forward to you working it all out for us πŸ™‚ very useful those 2% limits you’ve worked out.

Steve

The limits are even more useful when I get them right! But it all remains a dark art anyway…

Bad Anon

O’Connor looking good. She’ll be a strong contender for the 200IM crown

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