2022 FINA WORLD CUP – INDIANAPOLIS
- Thursday, November 3 – Saturday, November 5, 2022
- Indiana University Natatorium, Indianapolis, IN
- SCM (25 meters)
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During the first night of racing at the Indianapolis World Cup stop, Ilya Kharun set a new Canadian record in the men’s 100 butterfly, hitting a 49.93. That swim brings the Canadian under 50 seconds for the first time, improving upon Josh Liendo‘s former mark of 50.00 from the 2021 World Championships.
That swim was also a new Canadian age group record for 17-year-old Kharun, beating the 15-17-year-old mark that Liendo held at a 51.48 from back in 2019.
This is Kharun’s first Canadian record as he is newly representing Canada internationally. A Canadian citizen, Kharun was originally named to the USA’s 2022 World Junior Championships team but was removed to due an issue with his citizenship. A few weeks later Kharun was named to Canada’s roster for the 2022 Short Course World Championships. He will make his Canadian national team debut at that meet in December in Melbourne.
This is Kharun’s first race during the 2022 World Cup series. He pulled off a second place finish here, touching just over a second after Chad le Clos who picked up his third gold medal in this event in as many competitions. Le Clos swam a 48.85 to top the podium and Marius Kusch of Germany was third in a 49.97.
Kharun shaved 0.07 seconds off Liendo’s record from last year by opening up with a 23.21 and closing with a 26.72. That first 50 split was a touch slower than Liendo’s 23.13 on the first 50, but Kharun came back faster than Liendo’s 26.87. Liendo swam that time during the heats at World Championships before finishing 14th overall in the semi-finals.
|Kharun – 2022||Liendo – 2021|
|100||49.93 (26.72)||50.00 (26.87)|
Kharun also raced the 100 IM on day 1, finishing 11th overall in the prelims with a 53.61. Kharun set to race another four races over the course of the weekend in the 200 IM, 200 butterfly, 400 IM, and the 50 butterfly.