2022 FINA WORLD CUP – INDIANAPOLIS
- Thursday, November 3 – Saturday, November 5, 2022
- Indiana University Natatorium, Indianapolis, IN
- SCM (25 meters)
- Meet Central
- Psych Sheet
- Live Results (Omega)
- Live Stream
MEN’S 50 BUTTERFLY – FINALS
- World Record: 21.75, Nicholas Santos (BRA), 2018/Szebasztian Szabo (HUN), 2021
- World Jr Record: 22.34, Andrei Minakov (RUS), 2020
- World Cup Record: 21.75, Nicholas Santos (BRA), 2018
US Open Record: 22.06, Caeleb Dressel (USA), 2019
Canadian Records are falling tonight in Indianapolis, with yet another coming at the hands of 17-year-old Ilya Kharun. Training at Sandpipers of Nevada in the U.S., Kharun now represents Canada internationally. In the 50 fly final tonight, the teenager swam a 22.47 for a fourth-place finish, touching just 0.01 seconds off the podium.
Moreover, Kharun’s swim marked a personal best and clipped the Canadian Record of 22.52, which was held by Josh Liendo. Liendo set the record last year at the 2021 SC World Championships in Abu Dhabi.
Though he’s only 17 and he’s only been competing for Canada for a few months, Kharun already holds three Canadian Records, all in SCM. He first cracked the 100 fly record with a blistering 49.93 on the first night of the Indy stop. Kharun then went on to swim a 1:51.70 in the 200 fly last night, before swimming his 50 tonight.
We’ll see if Kharun’s new-found SCM success will carry into LCM racing this season. If it does, he may just have a shot at some LCM Canadian Records.