Andrii Govorov Clocks 22.8 To Crack Own World Cup Record In 50 Fly


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Ukrainian Andrii Govorov won the men’s 50 fly at the FINA World Cup stop in Doha in a time of 22.82, breaking his own record of 22.87 set at the first stop in Kazan.

In Kazan, the 26-year-old took out the previous mark of 23.23 set by Chad Le Clos in Chartres in August of 2015.

Govorov’s impressive run in the event this year continues, as he’s now been under 23 seconds on eleven different occasions. After setting the world record (22.27) in Rome at the beginning of July, he won the European Championship last month in Glasgow.

While Govorov was five one-hundredths better than he was at the first stop to win gold once again, American Michael Andrew was two slower to repeat in the runner-up position in a time of 23.21. South African Ryan Coetzee (23.54) snagged 3rd, and Vlad Morozov (23.65) fell one spot from Kazan in 4th.

Le Clos, who sat out the first two days of competition, finished back in 5th, but still put up a respectable time in 23.80.

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James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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