Lynch, Tchorz Among Scratches On Day 1 Of World University Games


There have scratches from three different events for the first finals session of the 2017 World University Games from Taipei.

The first comes in the women’s 50 fly, where Italian Aglaia Pezzato opted out of the semi-final after qualifying 16th overall in a time of 27.41. A scratch from Great Britain’s Anna Hopkin, who finished 17th, moves Hungary’s Evelyn Verraszto into the semis after placing 18th in the morning.

Another scratch came in the men’s 50 fly, as American Justin Lynch took himself out of the mix after qualifying 15th overall in 24.25. The Cal Golden Bear had the fastest split on the American 400 free relay this morning and appears to turn his sole focus on that race. That moves Jan Sefl, who initially lost a swim-off to Conor Brines for that 16th spot, into the semis.

The third scratch comes from in the women’s 200 back, where Poland’s Alicja Tchorz has scratched after posting the 9th fastest time of the morning in 2:13.12. Ugne Mazutaityte of Lithuania moves into the semis after placing 17th in prelims.

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About James Sutherland

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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