Daniel Gyurta Lowers His SCM 200 Breaststroke World Record In Dubai

After cruising through his morning swim this morning with a 2:06.97, Daniel Gyurta came back strong to lower his World Record in the men’s 200 breaststroke. The previous record, set in the suit era, stood at 2:00.67. Comparative splits show us that he was able to hold onto his final 100, splitting .48 faster than his final 100 during his 2009 swim. He now has the three fastest times in history in the SCM 200 breaststroke and also holds eight of the ten fastest times in history. Gyurta won the event with a time of 2:00.48, earning 1004 FINA Points. Take a lo0k at his times from 2009, compared to his splits from finals today.

December 13, 2009 – Istanbul, Turkey

  • 50m: 27.74
  • 100m: 30.72 – 58.46
  • 150m: 30.87 – 1:29.33
  • 200m: 31.34 – 2:00.67 (1:02.21 2nd 100)

August 31, 2014 (Today) – Dubai, UAE

  • 50m: 27.75
  • 100m: 31.00 – 58.75
  • 150m: 30.89 – 1:29.64
  • 200m: 30.84 – 2:00.48 (1:01.73 2nd 100)

Marco Koch of Germany gave him a good race, finishing second in the event with his time of 2:01.28, earning 984 points. That time will stand as the fourth fastest 200 breaststroke in history. The only swimmer ahead of him in the all-time rankings is Gyurta.

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Gyurta is amazing but Koch is showing a lot of talent too ! not so far behind in the end ….


What were Gyurta’s actual splits for his first 100? The splits listed don’t add up.


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