Gretchen Walsh Sets World Record in 100m Butterfly at U.S. Olympic Trials

Gretchen Walsh Sets World Record in 100m Butterfly at U.S. Olympic Trials

Gretchen Walsh sets a world record in the 100m butterfly at the U.S. Olympic Trials, beating the previous record held by Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom since 2016.

Bollywood Fever: Gretchen Walsh kicked off the U.S. Olympic Trials for swimming in Indianapolis with a remarkable performance on Saturday, setting a world record in the women’s 100m butterfly. With just over a month to go before the Paris Games, Walsh’s achievement sends a powerful message to the global swimming community.

Walsh led from the start, reaching the turn at a world-record pace, and touched the wall in an astonishing 55.79 seconds. The previous record of 55.48 seconds was set by Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom in 2016. As Walsh finished, a crowd of thousands at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, erupted in applause.

Her performance came during the semi-final heat of the trials, which are being held over nine consecutive nights to determine the U.S. team for the Paris Olympics. The event is expected to be the largest swim meet ever.

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