Lewis Burras Soars To The Top Of The World Rankings With 47.88 100 Free



  • British Record – 47.87, Duncan Scott 2019/2021
  • World Championships Qualifying Time – 48.15


GOLD – Lewis Burras, 47.88
SILVER – Tom Dean, 48.06
BRONZE – Jacob Whittle, 48.24

The men’s 100 free LCM world rankings were a warzone this morning. First, Great Britain’s Lewis Burras took the top time in the world with his 48.15 prelims swim at the British Swimming Championships. Then, Maxime Grousset beat out Burras’ mark twice when he swam a 48.09 and a 48.03 in the prelims and finals of French nationals respectively. But Burras came back in the finals of his own meet, and he became the first man to break 48 this year with his 47.88 that won the 100 free.

2021-2022 LCM Men 100 Free

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Burras’ swim is just 0.01 off of Duncan Scott‘s 47.87 British record, which makes him the second-fastest Brit in the 100 free. Since Scott is Scottish, Burras also became the fastest Englishman in the history of the event, breaking Jacob Whittle’s English record of 48.11.

In his race, Burras went out in a 22.68 and closed in 25.60 to take the win. Tom Dean, the reigining Olympic Gold medalist in the 200 free, finished second with a time of 48.06 that was also under Whittle’s old English record. Both Burras and Dean were under Great Britain’s worlds qualifying cut of 48.15, meaning that both men secured their spot on the worlds team in this event.

17-year-old Jacob Whittle, the former English record holder, took third with a 48.24. Whittle’s time is a British Age Group record for 17 year olds, taking down Duncan Scott‘s 49.19 from 2015. His best time is a 48.11 from the Tokyo Olympics, which currently stands as the 16 year old age group record.

British Men’s All-Time Top 100m Freestyle Performers:

  1. Duncan Scott, 47.87 (2019)
  2. Lewis Burras, 47.88 (2022)
  3. Tom Dean, 48.06 (2022)
  4. Jacob Whittle, 48.11 (2021)
  5. Simon Burnett, 48.20 (2008)
  6. Matt Richards, 48.23 (2021)

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7 months ago

Will Dean blow up 1.44 again?

7 months ago

I know there’s the stream but is there a video of the race yet?

Jacob Whittle 46.90 in Paris
Reply to  PFA
7 months ago

No isolated video but it’s at 2:02:09 on day 3 finals of British Swimming’s livestream

Reply to  PFA
7 months ago

easy to see in Youtube on BritishSwimming finals stream

7 months ago

That should get him 2nd at the Comms

Reply to  Stephen
7 months ago

Liendo will probably go 47 something at Canadian trials

Reply to  Troyy
7 months ago

Shame Canada lost Brent & Markus, they’d have been competitive with Australia & England in the 4×1 if they hadn’t.

Reply to  Dee
7 months ago

Markus ‘may’ be back on world scene next year after he finishes his PhD this year. However he was the 4th or 5th fastest last summer. Josh is obviously improving, Yuri hopefully maintains his 47 low relay level of performance, Ruslan made big strides NCAA this year, then its Acevedo for now unless some other youngster comes thru. Knox is turning into a remarkable all round swimmer so will see if he can get to a 48 level in the 100 on top of all else he can do.

7 months ago

Great talent.

I expect a great 50 from him as well this weekend.

7 months ago

Brits relays!

7 months ago

feel so happy for him, he said he “wouldn’t be alive right now without Zoe”, seems like he really struggled with the pandemic and the injury which led to him missing Olympic trials that he almost took his life.

Former Big10
Reply to  yoo
7 months ago

South Carolina culture probably was a bit of a shock, too

Reply to  Former Big10
7 months ago

yeah, did he swim Virginia too?

Jacob Whittle 46.90 in Paris
Reply to  Former Big10
7 months ago

Don’t know why you’re being down voted, his coach literally posted about his win and mentioned he had a tough time in South Carolina

Former Big10
Reply to  Jacob Whittle 46.90 in Paris
7 months ago

Being right doesn’t always make friends 🥲

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