Kirill Prigoda Becomes First Russian Sub-27 In 50 Breaststroke

2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

21-year-old Kirill Prigoda became the first Russian man ever under 27 seconds in the 50 breast during the third day of prelims at the 2017 World Championships.

Prigoda clocked in at 26.91, lowering his own Russian mark of 27.12 set at the National Championships earlier this year. That swim broke the 2016 record of Andrey Nikolaev (27.14).

The 3x Short Course World champion (all relays) is coming off a big swim in the 100 breast to start off the meet, lowering the national record in all three rounds to ultimately win the bronze medal in a time of 59.05.

Prigoda also becomes the 10th fastest performer in history, and heads into the semi-finals seeded 5th.

Top 10 Performers Of All-Time – Men’s 50 Breast

  1. Adam Peaty (GBR), 26.10, 2017
  2. Cameron van der Burgh (RSA), 26.54, 2017
  3. Joao Gomes Junior (BRA), 26.67, 2017
  4. Damir Dugonjic (SLO), 26.70, 2015
  5. Christian Sprenger (AUS), 26.74, 2014
  6. Felipe Franca (BRA), 26.76, 2009 / Kevin Cordes (USA), 26.76, 2015
  7. Hendrik Feldwehr (GER), 26.83, 2009
  8. Mark Gangloff (USA), 26.86, 2009
  9. Kirill Prigoda (RUS), 26.91, 2017

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James Sutherland

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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