USA Swimming – The Moment: Plummer Makes His Mark
BY MIKE WATKINS//CORRESPONDENTDavid Plummer’s heart-wrenching disappointment of finishing third at 2012 Olympic Trials and missing making the Olympic team in the 100 backstroke is well documented. It’s almost exclusively the driving force over the past four years to return to 2016 Trials and claim his rightful spot on the team headed to Rio. “It wasn’t easy to forget about 2012, and that definitely motivated me moving forward,” said Plummer, a gold (2011) and silver (2013) medalist at the FINA World Championships. “For me, there was always something left to accomplish – another goal to reach so even on the days when it was tough to wake up or push through the pain, I had a reason to keep going.
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