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LSU swimmer Brooks Curry qualified for the U.S. Olympic team on Thursday by finishing fourth in the 100-meter free final of the Olympic Swimming Trials with a time of 48.19. Per

OMAHA, Neb. - LSU swimmer Brooks Curry became the first American swimmer in program history to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team, as he placed fourth in the 100-meter free final of the Olympic Swimming Trials Thursday with a time of 48.19.

Curry joins 13 former Tigers to compete in the Olympics and is the first LSU swimmer to participate in the men's 100-meter freestyle since Sion Brinn in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

"We witnessed something no LSU swimmer has ever done," Associate Head Coach Steve Mellor said. "Brooks made history for this program tonight. This is the most difficult team to make in all of sports, hands down, history shows this. The work that has gone on behind the scenes for this to happen took a village and Brooks is a product of a man that believed he could shock the world. Tonight he shocked the world." Read more.
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lsuson32 months
Congrats young man! Good luck in Tokyo!
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jp4lsu32 months
Congrats Brooks. I'm happy and proud to see Tigers in the Olympics.
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Tiger in Gatorland32 months
LSU jorts?
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LSU82Cajun32 months
Swimming and Tennis [men and women ] and women's Soccer seem to be non existence sports at LSU. Volleyball gets more attention . So it's encouraging for a swimmer to achieve something that's extremely hard to do. So congratulations to you young man. AD Woodward should spend as much time on finding a new swimming coach(yes it needs to be filled) as with the search for a baseball coach.
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Blitzed32 months
Do you even know if LSU needs a new swim coach? I mean this guy just qualified for the Olympics.
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TheNolaClap32 months
Well considering the Swimming coach stepped down 3 weeks ago, I think it's safe to say that we do need a new swim coach...
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