2019 Canadian Trials: Luis Martinez Smashes Guatemalan Nat’l Record

2019 CANADIAN SWIMMING TRIALS

Luis Martinez broke the Guatemalan national record in the 100m butterfly this morning during the heats at Canadian Trials in Toronto, Ont.

Martinez, who represents Auburn, rocketed to a 51.87 this morning  to set the national record and break 52-seconds in the long course race for the first time. Despite putting up the fastest time, since Martinez is not Canadian, he will swim in the consolation final tonight for a chance to dip under that mark once again.

The Guatemalan national record holder was ecstatic in his in-pool celebration, smacking the water with enthusiasm after realizing his time.

The 23-year-old held the previous national record at 52.14 from the TYR Pro Swim Series in Knoxville earlier this season. His time also pushes him under the 51.96 Olympic “A” qualifying time, which in his country assures him a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Martinez’ time ranks him third in the world this season.

2018-2019 LCM MEN 100 FLY

MehdyFRA
METELLA
04/21
50.85
2Andrei
MINAKOV
RUS51.1210/09
3Chad
LE CLOS
RSA51.2505/12
4Sebastian
SABO
SRB51.3403/30
5Marius
KUSCH
GER51.3503/09
6Caeleb
DRESSEL
USA51.4105/17
7Naoki
MIZUNUMA
JPN51.4304/08
8David
MORGAN
AUS51.4706/14
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Ugh

8th in the world not third

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