Michael Andrew Wins His First World Championship Gold

2016 SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

MEN’S 100 IM FINALS

  • 2014 World Champion: Markus Diebler (GER), 50.66
  • World Record: Vlad Morozov (RUS), 50.30, 2016
  • Championship Record: Markus Diebler (GER), 50.66, 2014

GOLD: Michael Andrew, USA, 51.84

SILVER: Daiya Seto, JPN, 52.01

BRONZE: Shinri Shioura, JPN, 52.17

As is evident with some of the stunning performances at Winter Juniors, the Americans are in good hands moving forward with a strong group of 18&under swimmers who look to enter the next wave in American swimming, and leading that charge is newly minted world champion Michael Andrew.

Tonight, Andrew made the transition from national age group and world junior records to a world champion by defeating 100m IM world record holder Vlad Morozov in the men’s 100m IM at the 2016 Short Course World Championships in Windsor. Andrew pushed over the last 10-meters to emerge victorious in a time of 51.84.

Andrew led the race at the 50 wall and didn’t let a charging Daiya Seto catch him. Seto touched in for second just 0.17 seconds behind in 52.01. Shinri Shioura, also of Japan, was third in 52.17 to take the bronze.

With that win, Michael Andrew is officially the youngest ever male world champion in the 100m IM.

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No Medal Mel

Congrats on winning an event that isn’t a real event

AvidSwimFan

Why diminish his accomplishment and hardwork?

Because it’s funny

One medal Mel

Bruh he does like 7 yards per practice what hard work

Old Kettle Bell

He doesn’t even lift me!

Haters gonna hate. Congratulations on your great win today. This will be the first of many I’m sure.

He Gets It Done Again

The 75 Breaststroke Kick With a Board is not a real event. The 100 Individual Medley is very real. It’s just not a part of most USA Swimming club meets or NCAA meets, so it’s often overlooked in America.

Votehillary

75 breast kick is hard too!

Haters gonna hate

Someone wishes that he could be a world champion

Your name says it all.

samuel huntington

not a real event

It’s real enough that ol’ boy Vladdy was able to milk over $20k out of it. The competition was world class, and Michael Andrew beat them all. Period.

Now stop being petty.

Votehillary

Any IMr (scy, like, whatever) would tip their hat to MA for this win and for 100m in :51

Some people needs to calm down…Ok, 100IM is a minor event, but still, World Champ at 17.It looks he is not stopping right now his times progression.At 17, he is faster than Cielo,Adrian and Manaudou at the same age in 50 free.Faster than Cordes and Cia. in 100breast(59.82 in LCM at 17?That’s amazing…).1:59 in 200IM…There is a lot to improve, and with his swims, he don’t need a monster drop to be a medal contender in one or two events at Tokyo Olympics.A bit here and there every year will do the trick.

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