Michael Andrew of Lawrence finished fourth in the finals of the 100-meter breaststroke on Monday. The 17-year-old’s performance in his first U.S. Olympic swimming trials gives him more currency and confidence. He has four more events here, but the 100 breaststroke likely was his best chance. But since he turned pro as a 14-year-old, it’s generally been believed he would peak for the 2020 Olympics.
Lawrence’s Michael Andrew, 17, became the youngest pro swimmer in U.S. history at age 14. He has earned national attention as an up-and-comer in the sport -- and also because of being coached at home by his father -- but had plateaued in the last year. But an adjustment in training with his father and coach, Peter, helped him manage his nerves and set the U.S. junior record in the 100-breaststroke twice on Sunday.
Swimming phenom Michael Andrew of Lawrence on advancing to semifinals and setting world junior record in the 100-meter breaststroke on Sunday in his first race in the U.S Olympic Swimming trials in Omaha, Neb.
On Friday night Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez took the mound against the Houston Astros, and right away it was evident Volquez didn’t have it. Volquez gave up nine runs in the first inning, and yet Royals manager Ned Yost sent Volquez back out for a second inning of work. Why?
With 22 Olympic medals, including 18 gold, swimmer Michael Phelps has had an unfathomable career. But for years, he was a prisoner of his own success. That led to burnout and trouble with alcohol, but rehab was a turning point for him as he enters his fifth Olympic trials.