RACE VIDEO: Felipe Silva wins 50 Breaststroke World Championships scm

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2012 World Champ: 26.30 – Aleksander Hetland – Norway
2010 World Champ: 25.95 – Felipe Franca Silva – Brazil
Meet Record: 25.75 – Adam Peaty – Great Britain – 2014
World Record: 25.25 – Cameron van der Burgh – South Africa – 2009

Brazilian Felipe Silva took the men’s 50 breaststroke in a time of 25.63. Silva took down the meet record set in the semi-finals by Adam Peaty of Great Britain as well as the Brazilian national mark.

Just as he did in the 100 breaststroke Peaty had to settle for the silver while watching Silva take down his meet record in the event. Peaty and world record holder Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa for the silver both touching in a time of 25.87.

Damir Dugonjic of Slovenia finished fourth in a time of 26.03 followed by Italian Fabio Scozzoli who touched in a time of 26.15.

Giacomo Perez-Dortona of France finished sixth in a time of 26.18 followed by Kirill Priogoda of Russian who posted a 26.23 and Joao Gomes Junior who recorded a 26.39.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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