Kevin Cordes Breaks American Record with 58.6 100 Breast

2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Kevin Cordes was back at it again on night 1 of the FINA World Championships, taking down the American Record for the 2nd time this season in the 100 breast. Cordes shaved a tenth off his own record, putting up a 58.64 to take 2nd in his heat behind Great Britain’s Adam Peaty, who took down the Championship Record in 57.75. Cordes is now tied as the 4th fastest performer in history.

Splits Comparison: Kevin Cordes 100 Breast

Swimmer 1st 50 Split 2nd 50 Split Final Time
Kevin Cordes (2017 Worlds semis) 27.41 31.23 58.64
Kevin Cordes (2017 U.S. Nationals finals) 27.63 31.11 58.74

The previous American Record stood at a 58.74 done by Cordes in finals at the 2017 U.S. Nationals. Prior to U.S. Nationals, the American Record belonged to Cody Miller with his 58.87 from the Rio Olympics. Miller wasn’t far from his best tonight, putting up a 59.08 to win the first semifinal heat.

FASTEST PERFORMERS EVER: MEN’S 100 BREAST

1 Adam Peaty 57.13
2 Cameron Van Der Burgh 58.46
3 Brenton Rickard 58.58
4 Kevin Cordes 58.64
5 Hugues Duboscq 58.64
6 Igor Borysik 58.67
7 Alexander Dale Oen 58.71
8 Christian Sprenger 58.79
9 Cody Miller 58.87
10 Kosuke Kitajima 58.90

FASTEST AMERICAN PERFORMERS EVER: MEN’S 100 BREAST

1 Kevin Cordes 58.64
2 Cody Miller 58.87
3 Eric Shanteau 58.96
4 Mark Gangloff 59.01
5 Brendan Hansen 59.13
6 Kevin Swander 59.4
7 Andrew Wilson 59.51
8 Nic Fink 59.52
9 Josh Prenot 59.60
10 Michael Andrew 59.82

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Uberfan

He is looking good, won’t get gold but no shame in silver and this bodes well for his 200 and the medley

ERVINFORTHEWIN

HE is in the best position he has ever had …..

Uberfan

Idk NCAA Cordes was on a whole other plane, Peaty level dominance

iLikePsych

Peaty is so far ahead it took me looking at the top performers list to remember how fast 58.6 is. Assuming Cordes sustains his performance tomorrow, it will be like Smith and Ledecky: no shame in silver.

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