Li Zhuhao Lowers Own Asian Record In Men’s 100 Fly Semis

2018 FINA SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Tuesday, December 11th – Sunday, December 16th
  • Hangzhou, China
  • Tennis Centre, Hangzhou Olympic & International Expo Center
  • SCM (25m)
  • Prelims: 9:30 am local, 8:30 pm ET / Finals: 7:00 pm* local, 6:00* am ET
  • *The final night of finals will be one hour earlier, starting at 6:00 pm local and 5:00 am ET
  • Live Results (Omega)

19-year-old Li Zhuhao swam to a new Asian and Chinese National Record in the semi-finals of the men’s 100 fly, putting up a time of 49.36 to qualify 4th overall into the final.

Li previously held the Asian Record from 2017 in 49.53, a time that still remains the junior world record in the event.

American Caeleb Dressel was the top qualifier out of the semis in 48.93, making him the 4th fastest performer of all-time, and defending champ and world record holder Chad Le Clos (49.07) and Germany’s Marius Kusch (49.35) also sit ahead of Li heading into tomorrow. In terms of splitting, only Dressel (26.05) was faster than Li (26.34) on the back half.

Li also set a new Chinese mark on day 1 of the meet in the men’s 200 fly final, winning bronze in a time of 1:50.39 to break his old mark of 1:50.92.

While Dressel moved to #4 all-time with his swim, Kusch is now 11th and Li 12th.

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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