2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Sunday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 30th
- Budapest, Hungary
- LCM (50m)
- Full Competition Schedule
- Meet Info
- Psych Sheets
- Omega Results
- Pick ’em Contest
- Event-by-Event Previews
Joao Gomes Junior capped the record onslaught of records we saw in the men’s 50 breaststroke with another South American mark in the final, becoming the 2nd fastest performer in history with a time of 26.52.
Coming into the meet with a best time of 26.83, Gomes broke Felipe Franca‘s 2009 South American mark of 26.76 in the heats in 26.67. His countryman Felipe Lima almost lowered that in the semis, clocking 26.68, while Gomes safely qualified for the final in 26.86.
In the final his 26.52 won him the silver medal, moving him past two-time world champion Cameron van der Burgh for 2nd all-time in the event. van der Burgh went a best of his own in the prelims, clocking 26.54. He took bronze in the final in 26.74, while Adam Peaty dipped below 26 for the second time to win gold in 25.99.
Top 5 Performers In History – Men’s 50 Breast
|3||Cameron van der Burgh||26.54|