2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Sunday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 30th
- Budapest, Hungary
- LCM (50m)
- Full Competition Schedule
- Meet Info
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- Omega Results
- Pick ’em Contest
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22-year-old Max Litchfield exploded for a big swim in the prelims of the men’s 200 IM, breaking the 200 IM British Record in a time of 1:56.64. The record, which stood at 1:57.12 from James Goddard, was a super-suited one that was set at the World Championships in 2009.
Litchfield knocks his best time down by a full second and a half, with his previous best sitting at 1:58.10 from the British Championships this year.
He was a first-time Olympian in 2016, finishing 4th in the 400 IM final in a time of 4:11.62. He’s also the national record holder in that event at 4:10.66. At the end of the year he competed at the Short Course World Championships in Windsor, winning silver in the 400 IM in another national record of 4:00.66.
Litchfield qualified 3rd overall for the semi-finals, trailing Japan’s Kosuke Hagino (1:56.46) and USA’s Chase Kalisz (1:56.48).