Murdoch Snatches Scottish NR In SCM 100 Breaststroke

2018 SCOTTISH SHORT COURSE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

2018 Commonwealth Games silver medalist Ross Murdoch just notched his 2nd Scottish National Record in as many days. After taking the 50m breaststroke gold on night 1 in a new national standard of 26.34, the University of Stirling Olympian blasted a 100m mark of 57.29 to take gold in tonight’s final.

Entering this competition, 24-year-old Murdoch’s personal best and NR sat at the 57.51 notched at the 2017 European Short Course Championships, a time that garnered the Scot 8th place.

After registering a morning effort of 1:00.30 at thee championships, Murdoch busted out a winning time of 57.29 to top the podium in tonight’s final, as well as check-in as the 12th fastest performer in the world this season. His time keeps him as the 2nd fastest performing British swimmer ever, positioned 2nd only behind Adam Peaty (55.94).

2018-2019 SCM MEN 100 BREAST

2Ilya
SHYMANOVICH
BLR56.1012/12
3Yasuhiro
KOSEKI
JPN56.1312/12
4Fabio
SCOZZOLI
ITA56.3012/11
5Kirill
PRIGODA
RUS56.3112/11
6Zibei
YAN
CHN56.3411/15
7Oleg
KOSTIN
RUS56.5611/08
8Felipe
LIMA
BRA56.6910/04
8Anton
CHUPKOV
RUS56.6911/15
10Lizhuo
WANG
CHN56.8912/11
11Andrew
WILSON
USA56.9212/11
12Arno
KAMMINGA
NED57.0912/11
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Murdoch still has the 200m breaststroke in which to compete here in Edinburgh, the event in which he earned 2014 Commonwealth Games gold.

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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