2016 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 6
- Monday, May 16th – Sunday, May 22nd
- Prelims: 10:00 AM (London Time) / 5:00 AM (Eastern Time)
- Finals: 6:00 PM (London Time) / 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
- London Aquatics Center, London, UK
- Meet Central
- Psych Sheet
- Live Results
- Live Stream
Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh continued his European Championships hot streak on Saturday night, going 50.86 to take over the top world ranking for the season in the 100 fly.
Cseh becomes the first man under 51 seconds in the 2015-2016 season, displacing former world leader Chad le Clos (51.09) of South Africa.
The time also shaves .01 seconds off of Cseh’s own Hungarian national record in the event. He set the mark at a 50.87 at last summer’s World Championships in Kazan, winning the silver medal. That time would finish the season ranked third worldwide, behind only world champ le Clos (50.56) and American national champ Michael Phelps (who went 50.45 swimming at U.S. Nationals in the same week as Worlds).
Cseh won the European title handily, beating Poland’s Konrad Czerniak by about four tenths of a second. The Olympic frontrunners in the 100 fly are interestingly spread out very evenly over the major continental federations: Cseh is in Europe, le Clos in Africa, Phelps in the Americas and World Champs bronze medalist Joseph Schooling in Asia. Those were the only four men to break 51 seconds last season.