Josh Prenot couldn’t say to in which he was in the water regarding the other 7 swimmers. He observed glimpses other racers, However that ensured that absolutely nothing to him. So, short after producing the turn at the 100-meter wall, he began sprinting.
An 80-meter sprint to the complete improved him from 3rd to second, and he won a silver medal in the 200 breaststroke on Wednesday at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium. It’s the 1st medal for the first-time Olympian, and also it’s the very first medal for a U.S. male in the event since Brendan Hansen received bronze at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
“As far as feelings go, I’m fairly overjoyed to have some hardware,” Prenot stated. “That was really the goal coming in. It can feel amazing to manage to signify my nation well and bring a medal home to the U.S.”