Race Video: Dugonjic Wins 100 Breaststroke, 2014 Arena Grand Prix at Mesa

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Men’s 100 Breaststroke – Finals – Reported by SwimSwam

The field was very tight at the 50. As the race continued through the final 15 meters, Damir Dugonjic pulled ahead to win the race, touching out Kevin Cordes by .06. Dugonjic finished at 1:01.62, ahead of Cordes’ 1:01.68. Mike Alexanderov was third with a time of 1:02.07 and BJ Johnson was fourth at 1:02.40. Azad Al-Barazi looked really strong during the race, and would have finished in the top three of four had he not been disqualified.
Vlades Murillo won the B-final with a time of 1:03.19.

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6 years ago

Woohooooo! Go Damir!

6 years ago

I think lack of national competition (in NCAA especially) is hurting Codes. He does not know how to race close races in LC in particular. He opens first 50 long with 16 strokes, but then sees he is not ahead as usual (or at all), starts “panicking” and finishes with more strokes (20) which is not his strength. His current stroke turnover will not cut it in international competition, especially not in 100m. His strength is kicking and streamlining, but that is just not enough.

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