James Guy Lowers British 100 Fly Record To 51.16

2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Primarily a mid-distance freestyler, James Guy has been evolving as a butterflyer over the last few years as well. He swam on the medley relay for Great Britain last summer in Rio, winning silver, and even split 50.5 on the mixed medley relay earlier in the meet.

At day 6 prelims he lowered the 8-year-old British record in the 100 fly in a time of 51.16, chopping a quarter second off Michael Rock‘s 2009 mark of 51.41. His previous best stood at 51.50, set in May at the Japan Open.

Guy qualified 3rd overall for the semi-finals, and puts his name in the conversation for a medal. No one would have predicted it, but he was just 0.02 slower than the silver medal winning time in Rio. However, Caeleb Dressel, who took the top prelim spot, is a long way away at 50.08.

Guy’s fly improvements initially raised the notion that he could bring the Brits even with the Americans on the medley relay, especially with the advantage they have with Adam Peaty on breaststroke. However, Dressel’s surge in the 100 fly, plus GBR’s lack on backstroke, likely leaves them in the silver medal position once again.

Nonetheless Guys looks great, and could easily become the first Brit sub-51 in either the semis or the final.

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MichaelTran

I really want to see what CWH are doing???
Why he is hiding everyone??
Maybe he can surprise us with a 52?? :)))

MichaelTran

What CWH is doing??

Richard Sports Assassin Stevens

Guy’s hungry, medalless as opposed to a curent medalliance, one of GB’several premier swimmers behind Peaty and in form. It’s just that the standard of his events are hot hot hot!! But stay in the kitchen James…don some mits & start cooking!!!

Richard Sports Assassin Stevens

Re Cleveland Walker Heb. ….did I hear Mark Foster mention a cold…!!? Or maybe he’s thawing out before serving up some special dish of a performance….

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James Sutherland

James is currently a university swimmer for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He is studying economics. Along with swimming, he also loves hockey. He's in his 14th season as a competitive swimmer. Best Times - SCM (LCM) 50 FR - 24.56 (25.12) 100 FR - 53.58 (56.70) 200 FR - 1:56.07 (2:04.29) 1500 …

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