Noe Ponti Breaks Swiss Record, Jumps To 14th All-Time With 50.76 100 Fly

2020 TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES

Noe Ponti joined the exclusive sub-51 club in the men’s 100 butterfly on Friday morning in Tokyo, blasting a time of 50.76 in the Olympic semi-finals to knock a significant chunk off his Swiss National Record.

Ponti, 20, produced the time in the second semi of the event, swimming alongside world record holder Caeleb Dressel, qualifying third into Saturday’s final.

The NC State commit held the previous record at 51.15, set in December, when he actually lowered the mark twice in just a matter of hours. Ponti first went 51.24, which absolutely demolished the previous Swiss mark of 52.28, set by medley specialist Jeremy Desplanches in 2019.

Split Comparison

Ponti, Previous NR Ponti, New NR
24.28 23.72
26.87 27.04
51.15 50.76

Ponti also becomes the 14th-fastest swimmer of all-time with his swim, and the sixth-fastest from Europe.

All-Time Performers, Men’s 100 Fly (LCM)

  1. Caeleb Dressel (USA), 49.50 – 2019
  2. Michael Phelps (USA), 49.82 – 2009
  3. Milorad Cavic (SRB), 49.95 – 2009
  4. Kristof Milak (HUN), 50.18 – 2021
  5. Joseph Schooling (SGP), 50.39 – 2016
  6. Ian Crocker (USA), 50.40 – 2005
  7. Rafael Munoz (ESP), 50.41 – 2009
  8. Matthew Temple (AUS), 50.45 – 2021
  9. Chad Le Clos (RSA), 50.56 – 2015
  10. Piero Codia (ITA), 50.64 – 2018
  11. Albert Subirats (VEN), 50.65 – 2009
  12. James Guy (GBR), 50.67 – 2017
  13. Maxime Rooney (USA), 50.68 – 2019
  14. Noe Ponti (SUI), 50.76 – 2021
  15. Jason Dunford (KEN), 50.78 – 2009

Dressel led the semis in an Olympic Record time of 49.71, the third-fastest performance of all-time, and reigning European champion Kristof Milak sits second in 50.31.

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William Wallace
1 month ago

Noe way

Swammer
1 month ago

Has there ever been a better international recruit to the ncaa? Burdisso? Tomer?

Tommy Schmitt
Reply to  Swammer
1 month ago

Minakov, but now this guy is faster than him on fly. Gonna be fun to watch …

Boknows34
1 month ago

I think he’s going to match Desplanches with a bronze. Great week for the Swiss.

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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