Josh Prenot Takes Silver!

Berkeley Physics Major Wins Silver in 200m Breaststroke

Friday, August 12, 2016

Dmitriy Balandin won Kazakhstan's first Olympic gold ever in the 200m breaststroke on Wednesday, but the headline was American Josh Prenot’s silver medal: No American man had won a medal in the 200m breaststroke since Mike Barrowman won gold in 1992 and Brendan Hansen grabbed a bronze in 2004.

"I knew it was going to be tight," Prenot told reporters after the race. "Everyone was in 1 second of each other and 1.2 of the world record coming into the final, you truly had eight guys in that field who could have been on the podium tonight."

Rachel Lutz