2019 FINA WORLD CUP #3 – SINGAPORE
- Thursday, August 15th – Saturday, August 17th
- OCBC Aquatic Centre, Singapore
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The 3rd stop of the 1st cluster of the 2019 FINA World Cup Series brought a historic performance in the men’s 100m breaststroke by the hands of American Andrew Wilson.
The 25-year-old World Championships relay medalist fired off a winning time of 58.93, a mark which shaved .02 off of his own previous lifetime best of 58.95 produced just weeks ago in Gwangju.
Wilson logged that sub-59 second outing in the semi-finals of the men’s 100m breaststroke at the World Championships but ultimately hit the wall in 59.11 in the final to finish off the podium in 6th place. His semi time, however, made Wilson just the 4th American ever to go under 59 in the sprint event.
Here at the OCBC Aquatic Centre in Singapore, Wilson casually touched in a time of 1:00.21 to lead the 100m breast prelims before crushing his gold medal-worthy swim of 58.93 tonight. Splitting 27.81/31.12, Wilson remains the 3rd fastest American performer ever in the 100m breaststroke and also remains the 15th fastest performer ever in the world.
Italy’s Nicolo Martingenghi was the only other sub-minute swimmer of the Singapore final, with the Italian maestro hitting the wall in 59.58.
Top 5 American Men’s 100 Breaststroke Performers All-Time
|58.87||Cody Miller||IN||UN||2016 Olympic Games||8/7/2016||Rio|
|58.93||Andrew Wilson||GA||UN||FINA Swimming World Cup 2019||8/15/2019||Singapore|
|58.96||Eric Shanteau||US||UN||2009 World Champs||7/27/2009||Rome|
|59.01||Mark Gangloff||NC||MAC||2009 USA Swimming National Champs||7/7/2009||Indianapolis|