Gomes Moves To 3rd All-Time, Breaks South American Record In 50 Breast


Along with the world record of Adam Peaty (26.10) and the African record of Cameron van der Burgh (26.54), another record fell during the men’s 50 breast prelims as Brazil’s Joao Gomes Junior lowered the South American and Brazilian Records in 26.67, making him the 3rd fastest performer in history.

It was truly a remarkable heats session, as it produced best times from the fastest two performers in history, Peaty and van der Burgh, and saw Gomes move into 3rd.

The swim lowers the previous records of his countryman Felipe Franca Silva, who clocked 26.76 at the 2009 World Championships.

Gomes lowers his old PB of 26.83, set earlier this year at the Maria Lenk Trophy in May. He was 11th in the 100 breast on day 1, clocking 59.56.

He leapfrogs four men to move into 3rd all-time, previously sitting in a tie for 7th with German Hendrik Feldwehr.

5 Fastest Performers In History – Men’s 50 Breast

  1. Adam Peaty, 26.10, 2017
  2. Cameron van der Burgh, 26.54, 2017
  3. Joao Gomes Junior, 26.67, 2017
  4. Damir Dugonjic, 26.70, 2015
  5. Christian Sprenger, 26.73, 2014

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Even more than being a SA record, it is also a AM Record (Americas Record)

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James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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