Brendan Hansen has been a champion swimmer throughout his career. He has been one of the toughest competitors. This is what the world and his competitors have been saying about him. But there are some competitions where he has faltered. But, at the same time there are some of them where he raised the bar by setting world records and that to by huge margins. Here is a look at Hansen’s performance at major trials.
2008 Olympic Trials
In 2008 Olympic swimming trials, Brendan Hansen failed to qualify for the Olympics team in 200 meter breaststroke. This came as a shocker as Hansen was a world record holder a month before the trials. After this disappointing show by the best breaststroker in the U.S., Brendan was left with a 100 meter breast in the individual event.
The disappointment of the 200 meter breaststroke was clearly reflected on Hansen’s face and he left that disappointment behind him with a time of 59.93 seconds. This was eight – tenths of a second slower than his previous mark. This effort of his earned him a place in the final event where he missed out on a medal by finishing fourth.
2004 Olympic Trials
Hansen was termed as a monster at that time as he stumbled world records one after another. He broke the world records in both the events which he participated in. Hansen broke the world record in 100 and 200 meter breaststroke events. However Hansen failed to capitalize on his form and settled for a silver and a bronze medal in 100 and 200 meter breaststroke respectively.