46TH INTERNATIONAL DR. OTTO FAHR SWIM MEET
- Friday, January 14th – Sunday, January 16th
- Badezentrum Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen, Germany
- LCM (50m)
Reigning 50m fly world record holder Andrii Govorov raced in Germany this weekend, where the 29-year-old Ukrainian has his training base. Having worked under Luther Jones since last year, Govorov is getting some baseline competition under his belt on his way to this year’s FINA World Championships.
Yesterday Govorov punched a new meet record of 23.46 in the men’s 50m fly and tonight he tried the 50m free on for size. Hitting the wall in a mark of 22.97, Govorov represented the only swimmer of the field to get under 23 seconds.
The man owns a lifetime best of 21.46 in this event, clocked in the semi-finals of the 2016 Olympic Games. There in Rio, Govorov ultimately wound up placing 5th with a time of 21.74.
Govorov missed the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, having undergone shoulder surgery in 2019.
This summer, Govorov earned 50m fly silver at this year’s European Championships, posting a time of 23.01 there in Budapest. That left him only .01 off the podium, with Hungary’s Szebasztian Szabo winding up on top in 23.00.