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Awarded Swimmer of the year by USA Swimming, and voted by the USA Swimming
House of Delegates after a weeks holiday in Mexico.
FINA World Cup tour on Nov. 17-18 in College Park, Md. This is held
in a 25m pool. (shortcourse)
Results of the 100m backstroke final:
1 KRAYZELBURG, LENNY, USA-Trojan Swim Club 51.82& - splits:24.90, 51.82.
Results of the 50m backstroke final:
1 WALKER, NEIL, USA-TEXAS
AQUATICS 24.12 (WR)
2 KRAYZELBURG, LENNY, USA-Trojan Swim Club 24.28. (The first time Lenny's
been beaten since January)
Results of the 200m
1 KRAYZELBURG, LENNY, USA-Trojan Swim Club 1:52.47 - splits: 26.49,
55.30, 1:23.86, 1:52.47
8 December 1999
US OPEN MEET RESULTS (longcourse):
Stroke Distance P/F Time Place Date Splits
Back 100 F 54.62L 1 1999-12-02. 26.49, 54.62
Back 100 P 56.29L 1 1999-12-02. 27.46, 56.29
Back 200 F 1:57.74L 1 1999-12-02. 27.71, 57.38, 1:27.31, 1:57.74
Back 200 P 2:01.01L 1 1999-12-02. 28.11, 58.64, 1:29.54, 2:01.01
Free 50 DQ - 1999-12-02
Free 100 P 52.78L - -12-02. 25.09, 2 52.78
FINA World Cup tour on Jan 13-14 at Hobart, Australia. (shortcourse)
In the 100m bs, Lenny was leading most of the way, concentrating on
Australian, Josh Watson in the lane next to him. But out in Lane 2,
Matt Welsh, also Australian, edged him out of 1st place. Lenny came
2nd with a time of 52.85, bettering his heat time of 53.41.
Results of the 100m backstroke final:
1 WELSH, MATT, AUS 52.67 Lane 2
2 KRAYZELBURG, LENNY, USA 52.85 Lane 5
3 WATSON, JOSH, AUS 53.31 Lane 4
The World Cup is almost at an end, with the 2nd last leg about to commence
in Paris, France. Lenny broke 2 more shortcourse world records at Berlin,
Germany (Feb 5-6).
I apologise for the messiness
and disarray of this section! The results aren't in any particular layout!
I'll fix that up oneday...
Athens, Greece- World Short course Championships (25m)-
Lenny models new Speedo Fastskin swim suit
Lenny's first event was the 50m backstroke. Qualifying 2nd fastest for
the finals, he was in Lane 5. Results of the 50m backstroke final:
1 WALKER, NEIL, US 23.99 (WR holder 23.42, set earlier in the meet)
2 KRAYZELBURG, LENNY, US 24.44
3 FALCON, RODOLFO, CUB 24.32
During this event, Lenny sustained
a laceration to the middle toe on his left foot, believed to be acquired
during a turn. The injury required 6 stitches. Lenny competed in the
200m heats, qualifying 2nd fastest, but pulled out because he wasn't
performing to his highest level. "I came here to swim fast,
but if I canít swim at 100 percent because of the injury, then Iím not
going to swim" said Krayzelburg.
Lenny is still contemplating whether
or not to swim in the 100m backstroke and in the 4X100m medley relay.
Meanwhile, fellow American, Neil Walker just keeps on winning gold and
breaking those records!
Earlier this month, Lenny was
named March USOC (United States Olympic Committee) athlete of the month
won the 100m and 200m backstroke categories and finished second
in the 50m backstroke in the FINA World Cup Series. He broke world
records twice in February in the 100m and 200m backstrokes."
Lenny's 100m backstroke shortcourse world record was broken by Neil
Walker when he touched the wall with a time of 50.75 in Athens yesterday.
This is his 5th WR of the meet. Lenny did not compete in the race.
The Opening Ceremony for the Olympic games are only 6 days away, with
competition beginning on the following day. Currently, the US swim
team is training in Sydney, until they relocate to Olympic Village,
where all Olympic athletes will stay during the 16 day event.
Lenny will be competing
in 3 events:
3 October 2000
Congratulations Lenny on 3 Gold medals!
Since the Olympic games, Lenny has had a busy schedule. His three
gold medals in the 100m backstroke, 200m backstroke and 4x100m medley
relay has paved the way for celebrity status in the US. Lenny has
dedicated a gold medal to each of his parents, the third for himself.
Some of Lenny's appearances include
being a judge at the Miss America pageant, appearing on Celebrity
who wants to be a millionaire?, David Letterman, and Hollywood Squares.
On Who wants to be a millionaire, Lenny won $32,000 half of which
he donated to the Cystic Fibrosis charity.
Lenny's 200m backstroke shortcourse
world record was broken by Australian, Matt Welsh at the Australian
shortcourse championships. The time to beat now is 1.51.62
Currently, Lenny is taking time
off, cruisng about, and is not expected to compete in the upcoming
FINA world cup series. Rumoured though, that Lenny will return to
Australia for the Goodwill Games to be held in Brisbane.
"I have never been
to Israel and I really would like to go there and compete in the Maccabiah
Games next year," said Lenny when questioned whether he will
be attending the World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan. Full
story from Yahoo-Associated Press.
Lenny has announced that
he will skip the US Championships and World Championships to compete
in smaller meets throughout Europe (Israel, France, Spain, Italy,
story from USA TODAY.
Lenny also appeared on The Disney
Channel's 'The Jersey' last Friday. Hope you got to see it!
Lenny was nominated for
ESPN's Espy award in the catergory of Males US Olympic Athlete of
the Year (Feb 12 3001). Other nominees included Mauric Green (athletics),
Michael Johnson (Athletics) & winner Rulon Gardner (greco roman
Did you catch the online chat
held with Lenny on 6 March? Lenny participated in the webchat as part
Sport's celebration of National Sportsmanship Day.
On July 31, Lenny will
undergo arthroscopic surgery. It will be on his left shoulder, where
there is a tear. The rehabilation is expected to take 8-12 weeks.
Before surgery though, Lenny still plans to swim at the Maccabiah
Games to be held in Israel this month.