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Carson Foster finds redemption at Olympic Trials

Syndication: The Indianapolis StarCarson Foster waves to the crowd after receiving his medal for winning the 400-meter individual medley final on Sunday, June 16, 2024, during the first day of competition for the U.S. Olympic Team Swimming Trials at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Carson Foster, who finished just shy of the Tokyo Games with a third-place finish at the last Olympic trials, won the men’s 400-meter individual medley with a time of 4:07.64 on Sunday at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Indianapolis .

“The first thing I thought about when I did it is there’s so many – probably 25 family and friends sitting in the stands and… I wish I could just jump over that fence and hug them and be with them” , Foster said. told NBC.

Foster defeated runner-up Chase Kalisz, who came in at 4:09.39. Kalisz was a gold medalist in the 400-meter individual medley at the Tokyo Olympics.

Needing a time of 55.31 to finish, Gretchen Walsh held off all challengers to secure a win in the women’s 100m butterfly – a day after setting a world record in that event – and thus her to become the first Olympic team.

“Making the team was the biggest goal,” Walsh told NBC. “But to get a world record was absolute madness, so I couldn’t ask for a better first event.”

Torri Huske (55.52) and Regan Smith (55.62) followed Walsh.

On Father’s Day, expectant father Nic Fink finished first in the men’s 100m breaststroke with a time of 59.08. His pregnant wife was present when he earned his ticket to the Olympic Games for the second time.

Charlie Swanson was second at 59.16, while Josh Matheny was third at 59.23.

–Field-level media