Liukkonen Puts Up The World’s Third Fastest 50 Freestyle in Espoo

Ari-Pekka Liukkonen of Finland had an outstanding second day at the Espoo Grand Prix this weekend recording the third fastest 50 freestyle in 2015.

Liukkonen took the 50 freestyle in a time of 21.99 which puts him behind Florent Manaudou (21.71) and Bruno Fratus (21.91) in the world rankings.

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His time was only six one-hundredths of a second off his lifetime best and national record time of 21.93.

Liukkonen was also part of the Cetus Espoo 4 x 50 medley relay team that won broke the Scandinavian record in the event posting a 1:39.52. Liukkonen anchored the relay with an impressive split of 21.01.

The team was made up of:

  • Sergei Haukka (Backstroke) – 26.82
  • Lassi Ohtonen (Breaststroke) – 28.00
  • Tuomas Pokkinen (Butterfly) – 23.69
  • Ari-Pekka Liukkonen (Freestyle) – 21.01

Full results can be found here.

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NornIron Swim

What a last 50 split! Does anyone know of a faster one?

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