RACE VIDEO: Watch Felipe Silva Win World Championships in 100 Breaststroke scm, 56.29

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As reported by SwimSwam / Braden Keith


2012 World Champ: 57.10 – Fabio Scozzoli -Italy
2010 World Champ: 56.80 – Cameron van der Burgh – South Africa
Meet Record: 56.43 – Adam Peaty – Great Britain – 2014 56.29 – Felipe Silva – Brazil – 2014
World Record: 55.61 – Cameron van der Burgh – South Africa – 2009

Brazilian Felipe Silva and world record holder Cameron van der Burgh took the first 50 meters out in the exact same both turning in a time of 26.32. That is when Silva opened up a lead eventually winning the event in a time of 56.29. With that time Silva breaks Adam Peaty‘s championship record of 56.43 which he posted in yesterday’s semi-finals.

Silva just missed his own Brazilian record of 56.25 which he set at the Jose Finkel Trophy in September of this year.
Peaty had a strong second half of the race, but ran out of pool before he could catch Silva, taking the silver in a time of 56.35 breaking his own national record of 56.43 which he posted in the semi-finals.

Giacomo Perez-Dortona of France picked up the bronze finishing in a time of 56.78. Perez-Dortona also set a national record taking down Hugues Duboscq‘s 2009 mark of 57.24.

After being tied for the lead at the halfway mark van der Burgh had a very weak second half recording a split of 30.48 finishing fourth in a time of 56.80.

Yasuhiro Koseki of Japan and Damir Dugonjic of Slovenia finished tied for fifth with both men touching in a time of 57.06.
Russian Kirill Prigoda finished seventh in a time of 57.19 followed by American Cody Miller who hit the wall in a time of 57.39.

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