Aaron Peirsol falls short in 200 back
IRVINE, Calif. -- Aaron Peirsol just sat there sipping on a bottle of water. He looked at the ground, at the television monitor to his left and at the pool in front of him. He didn't say a word. His face had no expression.
He already knew his time in the "B" final of the 200-meter backstroke wouldn't be good enough to qualify him for next year's world championships. And yet, Peirsol, the world-record holder in the event, couldn't leave the pool after his swim. Instead, he watched ...
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