Rikako Ikee Breaks Championship Record In Women’s 100 Butterfly

In the final of the women’s 100m butterfly, Japan’s Rikako Ikee backed up her top seed status from the semi-finals, winning the title in a new championship record of 58.28. This swim erases the previous championship record of 58.34, held by Svetlana Chimrova of Russia who did so on her way to the title two years ago in Dubai.

Finishing in 2nd place was Penny Oleksiak of Canada in 58.50, and 3rd place was Gemma Cooney of Australia in 58.98.

Top seed from prelims and second seed from the semi-finals Cassidy Bayer of the United States ended up in 4th, in a time of 59.04, off of her posting of 58.87 from the preliminaries.

Chen Xinyi of China’s junior world record of 56.61 remains from the 2014 Asian Games.

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James Sutherland

James formerly competed for the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in February of 2018, placing 11th at the OUA Championships in the 200 IM, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics in May. He …

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