Josh Prenot top U.S. qualifier for men’s 200m breaststroke final

Prenot, Cordes into 200m breaststroke final

Kevin Cordes

Josh Prenot, making his first Olympic appearance in Rio, is the top-ranked Team USA swimmer heading into Wednesday’s 200m breaststroke final. He finished third overall during Tuesday’s semifinals. He finished third overall during Tuesday’s semifinals with a time of two minutes, 7.78 seconds.

Ippei Watanabe of Japan and Andrew Willis of Great Britain qualified first and second, respectively.

Prenot’s teammate Kevin Cordes, who finished just outside the podium in fourth place in the 100m breaststroke, also advanced into the final in fifth place.

The 2012 Olympic champion, Hungary’s Daniel Gyurta, surprisingly did not advance out of the preliminary heats, finishing 17th by 0.02 seconds. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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