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Rio 2016: Josh Prenot wins the Silver medal in Men’s 200 Breast

Another 1st time Calympian has won a medal in his Olympic debut.

Swimming - Olympics: Day 4
Josh Prenot is the latest 1st time Calympian to win a medal in Rio 2016.
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Another 1st time Calympian has won an Olympic medal. Josh Prenot, who recently exhausted his 4 years of NCAA eligibility but still needs another semester/year to finish his physics degree, won the Silver medal in Men’s 200 Breast.

Kazakhstan's Dmitriy Balandin took the Gold with a time of 2:07.46. Russia’s Anton Chupkov took the Bronze. Balandin actually won this race from lane 8. Balandin’s Gold is the first ever swimming medal for the country of Kazakhstan. Prenot did his typical late charge and came super close to winning this race. Prenot finished with a time of 2:07.53. Chupkov took 3rd with a time of 2:07.70.

Prenot swam the world’s 2nd fastest time and the fastest time ever by an American of 2:07.17 at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials earlier this year.

Congratulations to Prenot on his first Olympic hardware. The 200 Breast is his only event in the Rio 2016 Olympic, but Prenot may be in line to take over the 200 and 400 IM from the likes of Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte in 2020 Tokyo.


Calympians Medal Count:

(Through Men’s 200 Breast)

3 Golds, 4 Silvers, 1 Bronze

Dana Vollmer (USA) - Silver from Women’s 4x100 Free Relay, Bronze from Women’s 100 Fly

Abbey Weitzeil (USA) - Silver from Women’s 4x100 Free Relay

Nathan Adrian (USA) - Gold from Men’s 4x100 Free Relay

Anthony Ervin (USA) - Gold from Men’s 4x100 Free Relay

Kathleen Baker (USA) - Silver from Women’s 100 Back

Ryan Murphy (USA) - Gold from Men’s 100 Back

Josh Prenot (USA) - Silver from Men’s 200 Breast

GO BEARS!