Brooks Curry is Golden
Brooks Curry, LSU’s first Olympian to represent the United States in the pool, earned a gold medal after serving as a relay member for the 4x100 meter freestyle relay team.
TOKYO – Brooks Curry, LSU’s first Olympian to represent the United States in the pool, earned a gold medal after serving as a relay member for the 4×100 meter freestyle relay team.
Curry swam in the prelims alongside Blake Pieroni, Zach Apple, and Bowen Becker, taking first place in the second heat. He took the lead for the squad, starting off the event with a 23.51 split in the first 50 meters. Curry finished his leg of the race with a time of 48.84.
Curry became the first Olympian swimmer in LSU history to take home a gold medal at the Olympic games. He is also the first Tiger to compete in the 4×100 meter freestyle event since Sion Brinn represented Great Britain at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
“I had the easiest job last night out of everyone here, I got to watch it on TV, so I felt like (Brooks) deserved that a little more than me.“ – Caeleb Dressel
Class act. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/WJhsjYx77Y
— USA Swimming (@USASwimming) July 26, 2021
Throw Me Something, Mister! 🎭#OlympiansMadeHere
— LSU Swimming & Diving (@LSUSwimDive) July 26, 2021