Eddie Wang Rebreaks 200 Fly World Junior Record In 1:50.14


Cali Condors swimmer Eddie Wang broke the world junior record in the men’s 200 butterfly for the second time this ISL season during Match 10, putting up a time of 1:50.14.

Wang, known as Wang Kuan-hung in his country of Taiwan (Chinese Taipei), initially set the record back in Match 1 in mid-October, where he clocked 1:50.79 to lower the benchmark time of 1:51.30 established by Daiya Seto in 2012.

Wang also breaks his own Taiwanese National Record.

Split Comparison

Wang, Match 1 Wang, Match 10
24.98 25.02
28.39 (53.37) 28.19 (53.21)
28.50 (1:21.87) 28.42 (1:21.63)
28.92 (1:50.79) 28.51 (1:50.14)

Wang gave LA Current veteran Tom Shields a run for his money in the event, finishing just over three-tenths back of the American Olympian who won in a season-best of 1:49.78. Shields also beat Wang when he set the old record in the season-opener.

Shields overtakes Chad Le Clos (1:50.24) as the fastest swimmer in the event this ISL season, while Wang jumps up from fifth into second.

The 18-year-old has two wins in the event this season, having gone 1:51.32 in Match 4 and 1:50.90 in Match 8.

Wang will be eligible to break world junior records through December 31 of this year.

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X Glide
11 months ago

Interested to know how CAC found him. Talk about a diamond in the rough!

Reply to  X Glide
11 months ago

On the USA Swimming website his times show up as if he is registered with Gator Swim Club in Gainesville, Florida. Several other swimmers on the team are from Florida. Have no idea if he has trained there or if there is some other connection.

11 months ago

Urlando still has this year to break this WJR or too late for him ?

Reply to  Rafael
11 months ago

Since Luca is born 2002 I only think he has until Dec 31st this year.

11 months ago

WOW – That is HUGE! Nice swim too.

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James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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