2018 SETTE COLLI TROPHY
Reported by James Sutherland.
MEN’S 50 FLY
Meet Record: 22.89, Andrii Govorov (UKR), 2018
- Andrii Govorov, UKR, 22.27
- Ben Proud, GBR, 22.93
- Mathys Goosen, NED, 23.55
Andrii Govorov unleashed the fastest swim of all-time in the men’s 50 fly final, clocking 22.27 to shatter the 9-year-old world record of 22.43 by 0.16. That record, set in 2009 amidst the super-suit era, belonged to Spaniard Rafael Munoz.
Interestingly enough, when SwimSwam Italia reported Guisy Cisale asked him about his training for this specific event, Govorov said that he had just decided to start racing the 50 fly for this training block, and is actually focused more on freestyle events in practice.
Ben Proud dropped his season-best by .03 for 2nd in 22.93, moving past Brazilian Nicholas Santosfor 2nd in the world rankings. Mathys Goosen of the Netherlands also clipped his season-best for 3rd in 23.57.