Robinson Earns Berth On World Championships Team In 100m Breast
March 28, 2001
Austin, TX - The Jamail Texas Swim Center crowd was treated to quite a show tonight, as history was made when Ed Moses (Burke, Va./Curl-Burke) touched the wall in 1:00.29, setting a World record in the 100m breaststroke. The Olympic silver medalist broke the record set by Russian Roman Sloudnov (1:00.36, June 2000). Moses' swim guaranteed him a spot on the World Championships team.
'I could tell by the crowd's reaction how well I did,' said Moses. 'I just wanted to touch the wall and hear the crowd. After this morning, I knew I had a great shot at [the world record]. I've been close for over a year.'
The excitement didn't end there, as Jarrod Marrs (Baton Rouge, La./Curl-Burke) and Anthony Robinson (Houston, Tex./Stanford) tied for second with a 1:01.39. With a World Championships berth on the line, a swim-off was required at the end of the evening. Robinson touched first in the second contest, earning the trip to Japan.
The top two finishers in each event earn a spot on the World Championships team, headed to Fukuoka, Japan. The next two in each event can qualify for the World University Games' team, provided they meet age and college enrollment criteria. WUGs will be held in Beijing, China.
Men's 100 meter breaststroke1. Ed Moses 1:00.29 World Record, old record 1:00.36, Roman Sloudnov (RUS), 20002. Jarrod Marrs 1:01.393. Anthony Robinson 1:01.39
Swim-Off, Robinson 1:01.22, Marrs 1:01.31
courtesy of USA Swimming