Pedro Spajari Breaks 100m Freestyle Championship Record In Semi-Final

With some well known names contesting the 100m freestyle semi tonight, including Maxime Rooney of the United States and Kyle Chalmers of Australia, it was another teenager who asserted himself as the man to beat in the final tomorrow night.

Pedro Spajari of Brazil swam a blazing 48.87 in the first semi-final, erasing the championship record established in Dubai two years ago by American sprinting sensation Caeleb Dressel. Dressel’s time in Dubai was 48.97. The junior world record stands at 48.25 set by Spajari’s countryman Matheus Santana.

Joining Spajari in the final tomorrow night will be Rooney (49.39), Chalmers (49.65), countryman Felipe Souza (49.62) and Canada’s Markus Thormeyer (49.59).

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7 years ago

I just hope Spajari didn’t burn his “cosmic energy” too early.Big surprise for him doing that time. In Dubai(2013), Spajari was 11th in 100free with 50.49.

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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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