UPDATE: David Plummer has won bronze!
The event Minnesota fans should be watching tonight is definitely the men’s 100 meter backstroke finals. Why? Because Gopher alum David Plummer is swimming for a medal and has a shot at gold!
When: 8:38 pm CT
In the second semifinal last night, David finished with a time of 52.50. That was the second best time of all finalists, just a single hundredth of a second behind fellow American Ryan Murphy.
Plummer, Murphy, and the six other swimmers will race at 8:38 pm CT tonight. Here’s the lane information for the finals:
Lane 1: Ryosuke Irie - Japan
Lane 2: Xu Jiayu - China
Lane 3: Mitch Larkin - Australia
Lane 4: Ryan Murphy - USA
Lane 5: David Plummer - USA
Lane 6: Camille Lacourt - France
Lane 7: Evgeny Rylov - Russia
Lane 8: Robert Glință - Romania