2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Sunday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 30th
- Budapest, Hungary
- LCM (50m)
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- Pick ’em Contest
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Austrian Felix Auboeck and Egyptian Marwan El Kamash lowered their respective national records in the 400 free prelims on day 1 at the World Championships, with Auboeck leading the field into the final while El Kamash just missed a spot in 9th.
Auboeck clocked in at 3:44.19, lowering his previous record of 3:46.88 by over two and a half seconds. The 20-year-old had a very successful freshman year with Michigan this past season, winning multiple conference titles before finishing 2nd in the 1650 and 3rd in the 500 free at the NCAA Championships.
Auboeck topped some major names in the prelims, beating out the three previous Olympic champions in Mack Horton, Sun Yang and Park Tae Hwan, among others.
El Kamash lowered his record of 3:47.43, done at the Olympics last summer, down to 3:46.36. He too competed in the NCAA this past season, wrapping up his senior year with Indiana. At NCAAs he placed 7th in the 500 free.