Andrei Minakov Breaks Down 51 100 Fly, Training in California (Video)

Reported by James Sutherland.


  • World Junior Record: 50.62, Kristof Milak (HUN), 2017
  • Meet Record: 52.57, Michael Andrew, 2015
  1. Andrei Minakov, TERA, 51.88
  2. Alexei Sancov, TERA, 53.28
  3. River Wright, ABF, 53.63

Just like in the 100 free final last night, Andrei Minakov of the Terrapins wasted no time in establishing a big lead early in the men’s 100 fly, turning at the 50 in a scintillating 24.00. He held it together coming home, splitting 27.88 to clock a time of 51.88 and pick up a decisive victory. That breaks Michael Andrew‘s meet record of 52.57 from 2015, and falls just .04 off his personal best time.

His teammate Alexei Sancov also missed his lifetime best by .04, clocking 53.28 for the runner-up spot. River Wright (53.63) won a tight battle with Connor Lee (53.67) and Ethan Hu (53.69) for 3rd. All three swimmers posted best times in the prelims and improved them once again tonight.

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5 years ago


5 years ago

Are these swimmers dual citizens? Are they Russians? Immigrants or here just to swim?

Reply to  Superfan
5 years ago


Reply to  Superfan
5 years ago

Alexi got his green card a couple months ago and Andre just comes to our team to swim

5 years ago

Exciting. How do these times stack up to Vladimir Morozov at the same age?

Reply to  Hank
5 years ago

He tied Morozov’s Age Group record exactly in the 100FR with a 49.06. Not sure about the 100FL, however.

Reply to  SwimmerFan99
5 years ago

Morozov did his 49.06 as an 18 year old. At 16 Morozov’s best time was 50.23 in the 100 free, and he never really was a flyer (1:00.96 is the best recorded time), he also did a 56.09 in the 100 back at that age.

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