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
4 years ago

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

AvidSwimFan
Reply to  No Medal Mel
4 years ago

Why diminish his accomplishment and hardwork?

Tom beck
Reply to  AvidSwimFan
4 years ago

Because it’s funny

One medal Mel
Reply to  AvidSwimFan
4 years ago

Bruh he does like 7 yards per practice what hard work

Old Kettle Bell
Reply to  AvidSwimFan
4 years ago

He doesn’t even lift me!

G Lee
Reply to  No Medal Mel
4 years ago

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

He Gets It Done Again
Reply to  No Medal Mel
4 years ago

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
Reply to  He Gets It Done Again
4 years ago

75 breast kick is hard too!

Haters gonna hate
Reply to  No Medal Mel
4 years ago

Someone wishes that he could be a world champion

Lane Four
Reply to  No Medal Mel
4 years ago

Your name says it all.

samuel huntington
4 years ago

not a real event

sven
Reply to  samuel huntington
4 years ago

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
Reply to  samuel huntington
4 years ago

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

DDias
4 years ago

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.

Snitcha
4 years ago

You fools. The 100im is an event contested by the majority of the world. Predominantly older, fastguys. The fact that a 17year old can hang with that crowd is pretty impressive. Don’t forget the fact that they get to actually compete in that event several times a year. have I doubted Andrews abilities in the past?yes. But he stared a world record holder in ththe face and and beat him at his own game. What is this sport about? Beating the best. He just did.

The Screaming Viking!
4 years ago

So happy for you, Michael!

Swim4
Reply to  The Screaming Viking!
4 years ago

That’s some refreshing positivity. Hell yeah, awesome job Michael.

Sean S
4 years ago

Huge accomplishment by MA, but what happened to Vlad? This was his event to lose, and after how consistently he was going 50. during the world cup series I thought he would walk away with it.

Paul
Reply to  Sean S
4 years ago

He had the 200 free relay about 5 minutes right before and has been swimming a lot this meet.

Sean S
4 years ago

I hope those disparaging his world title are at least consistent and also disparage the 50’s of strokes, mixed relays, the 800 for men and the 1500 for women. Actually while we’re at it why not just bemoan anyone swimming anything other than Olympic events in a long course pool.

Pvdh
4 years ago

He need some to start narrowing his event list. 100 breast and 200 Im seem to be his best events

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