Top Ten Videos to watch

47th NAACP Image Awards Presented By TV One - Press Room
A Man Operating A Tv Camera
Maurice White
'News One Now' With Roland Martin Taping
Bill Cosby
Activists In Los Angeles Gather To Burn Likenesses Of The Confederate Flag
Flint Firebirds V Windsor Spitfires
CBC Message To America: Rep. Conyers Addresses The Damage Inflicted On Our Communities By Poverty, Mass Incarceration And Lack Of Economic Development
Iowa Caucus Ted Cruz
NewsOne Now NAACP Image Awards Preview
Student sitting at a desk in a classroom
Slavery Stock image
The 16th Annual Wall Street Project Gala Fundraising Reception
Ava DuVernay
Roland Martin Blasts Stacey Dash For Comments About BET, Black Networks
President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address At U.S. Capitol
Ava DuVernay
2016 North American International Auto Show
Democratic National Committee Presidential Primary Debate
88th Oscars Nominations Announcement
Democratic debate
Dream Speech
GOP Presidential Candidates Debate In Charleston
US President Barack Obama speaks on the
2011 Winter TCA Tour - Day 5
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 18, 2015: Two wooden stand-in Oscar statuettes are ready to be taken on
Woman Holding Dollars - Isolated
Leave a comment

African American Olympic medalist Cullen Jones broke the American record in a 50-meter freestyle swim-off at the U.S. national championships Saturday night, earning a chance to swim the event at the world championships.

Jones touched in 21.41 seconds, lowering the old mark of 21.76 set by Gary Hall Jr. in 2000.

He edged Garrett Weber-Gale in the one-on-one race for the second spot in the event at worlds later this month. Weber-Gale was clocked in 21.70.

“Swimming needs to do more of it. There’s so much fun, so many people like to watch it,” Jones said. “I don’t know how many times since Thursday people came up to me like, ‘I can’t wait for Saturday. I can’t wait to see that race.’ It’s cool to see that much enthusiasm about swimming.'”

Jones’ time was faster than what Nathan Adrian swam in winning the 50 Thursday night, when Jones and Weber-Gale tied for second. Adrian won in 21.52.

Jones switched to a Speedo LZR for the swim-off, abandoning the Jaked polyurethane suit he had worn earlier in the meet. He has a contract with Nike, but the company has gotten out of the competitive suit business.

“We took a — not a gamble, but something different. I tried the LZR. I’ve always felt comfortable in that since last year,” he said. “Jaked, still, I feel is a really great suit for me. They both fit right, so we’re going to see what we can do at worlds. I try not to put too much faith in the suit. I put faith in the work I do.”

Olympians Jones and Weber-Gale had already qualified for the team in the 400 freestyle relay.

Also On News One: