With 2 1/2 years to Rio, there is still alot of time for Damir Dugonic to improve. He was not happy with his performance in Rio and believes he has been going out too strong for the past few years. Over the last year, he has worked to reel in his first 50, lowering his stroke count and grabbing more water. That new racing strategy seemed to work for him in Barcelona last summer, and then again this weekend. His last 15 meters is where he pulled ahead of Cordes to win the 100 breaststroke.
Men’s 100 Breaststroke – Finals
The field was very tight at the 50. As the race continued through the final 15 meters, Damir Dugonjic pulled ahead to win the race, touching out Kevin Cordes by .06. Dugonjic finished at 1:01.62, ahead of Cordes’ 1:01.68. Mike Alexanderov was third with a time of 1:02.07 and BJ Johnson was fourth at 1:02.40. Azad Al-Barazi looked really strong during the race, and would have finished in the top three of four had he not been disqualified.
Vlades Murillo won the B-final with a time of 1:03.19.