2022 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
- June 18-25, 2022 (pool swimming)
- Budapest, Hungary
- Duna Arena
- LCM (50-meter format)
- Full Aquatics Schedule
- How To Watch
- Psych Sheets
- Start Lists Book (pre-meet)
- Meet Central
- Live Results
- SwimSwam Pick ’em Contest
- Day 3 Prelims Live Recap
In the prelims of the 200 fly at the 2022 World Championships, Noe Ponti threw down a time of 1:54.75, breaking his own Swiss record of 1:55.05 that was set in the preliminary heats of the Tokyo Olympic Games by 0.3 seconds. He now has 15 of the fastest 200 fly times ever recorded by a Swiss man and becomes the first from his country to get under the 1:55 barrier in the event.
At the Olympics, Ponti finished tenth in the semifinals and failed to advance to finals. His time from today would have been good enough to finish fifth at the meet.
Top 5 Swiss Performances In The Men’s 200 Fly:
- Noe Ponti – 1:54.75 (2022)
- Noe Ponti – 1:55.05 (2021)
- Noe Ponti – 1:55.18 (2021)
- Noe Ponti – 1:55.37 (2021)
- Noe Ponti – 1:55.49 (2022)
Ponti’s front half today was largely responsible for his time drop from the Olympics, as his first and second 50 were both significantly faster than his Tokyo performance. However, his closing speed was slower than it was in Tokyo, especially on the last 50 meters of the race.
|Noe Ponti, 2022 World Championships (New Swiss Record)||Noe Ponti, 2021 Olympic Games (Old Swiss Record)|
Headed into semi-finals, Ponti is seeded second after world record holder Kristof Milak, who swum a time of 1:54.10. Milak, Ponti, and Tomuru Honda were the only men to get under 1:55 in the heats.