2016 SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
- December 6th – December 11th, 2016
- Windsor, Ontario, Canada
- WFCU Centre
- SCM (25m)
- Prelims: 9:30 AM EST/Finals: 6:30 PM EST
- Start Lists/Results
- Live Stream ($)
After winning his first world championship gold medal last night, Michael Andrew of the United States was back in full force this morning with a new world junior record in the 50m breaststroke.
Andrew qualified seventh overall for tonight’s semifinals with a time of 26.56, bettering his personal best of 26.82 that he set at a FINA World Cup event in Berlin this past August.
The time also bettered Turkey’s Huseyin Sakci’s world junior record of 26.67 that he set back in December of 2015, just about a year ago.
Andrew’s swim came about halfway through the session, following a performance on the prelim squad of the 4x50m medley relay. There, diving in after a 23.84 backstroke leg by Matthew Josa, Andrew managed to split a 26.62.
Surprisingly he was about one-tenth faster without the flying start in order to break the record.
His time now makes him the fifth fastest American ever behind Ed Moses, Cody Miller, Mike Alexandrov, and Mark Gangloff.
In order to top the rankings, he’ll need to go faster than the 26.28 that Moses swam in Berlin back in January of 2002.
Cody Miller was right on that mark this morning, sporting a 26.34 in order to swim a best time and qualify for the semifinal fourth overall.