Olympic Sports Message Board
|Subject: Swiss Championships/Olympic trials|
|Posted by: UltimateHooFan on Sun Mar 18 2012 10:44:41 PM|
ZURICH, Switzerland, March 18. A pair of Swiss national records
took a tumble on the final day of the Swiss National Championships
held in Zurich. The meet took place in long course meters.
David Karasek shot down the Swiss record in the men's 200 IM with
2:01.79 during prelims, before returning in the evening to win in
2:02.85. His preliminary time crushed the 2:03.91 set by Stephan
Bachmann back in 2008. Karasek is now on his way back to the U.S.
to compete for Virginia at the NCAA Division I Men's Championships
this week. Elijah Stolz placed second in 2:06.90, while Yannick
Kaser finished third in 2:07.11.
excerpts re prior days evetns:
Olympian Dominink Meichtry opened the session with a 1:48.87 to
win the men's 200 free. Second place went to David Karasek with a
Meichtry, a finalist in the 200 freestyle at the 2008 Olympics, recently
asked longtime girlfriend Jessica Hardy to marry him, and with her
acceptance of the proposal, now prepares to represent Switzerland
at the Olympics. He won the men's 400 free with a 3:51.07. Well
back in second was David Karasek with a 3:54.63, and Jovan
Mitrovic was third with a 3:56.88.
|Swiss Championships/Olympic trials -- UltimateHooFan Sun Mar 18 2012 10:44:41 PM|
|Anyone know why all the major drops this year from Karasek? -- WahooFla Tue Mar 20 2012 10:08:22 AM|
|He's as fit as he ever has been, and from my perspective, as happy. -- nonrevhoofan Tue Mar 20 2012 4:44:36 PM|