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.
Feels good man— Josh Prenot (@JoshPrenot) August 11, 2016
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