2020 International Swimming League – Match 9
- Monday, November 9th: 10AM – 12 noon CET (4AM – 6AM U.S. Eastern, 6PM – 8PM Japan)
- Tuesday, November 10th: 10AM – 12 noon CET (4AM – 6AM U.S. Eastern, 6PM – 8PM Japan)
- Duna Arena – Budapest, Hungary
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Romanian swimmer Robert Glinta has set another National Record during ISL Match #9, this time in the 200m backstroke. Glinta downed the 50 and 100m backstroke records at his last match, which was his first competition back since recovering from COVID-19.
The 23-year-old Iron swimmer posted a time of 1:51.87, a considerable drop from the 1:53.38 he posted in this event during Match #7. His personal best time and previous record mark in this event stood at 1:51.92 from 2016.
Glinta, the former World Junior Record holder in the LCM 100m backstroke (54.30), now holds the 50 (23.12), 100 (49.87), and 200 backstroke National records for Romania.
Here’s a comparison of his old and new record marks:
|Old Record (1:51.92)||New Record (1:51.87)|
|100m||28.48 (54.44)||28.40 (54.90)|
|150m||28.85 (1:23.29)||28.68 (1:23.58)|
|200m||28.63 (1:51.92)||28.29 (1:51.87)|
Glinta said, during an appearance on the Swim Swam Podcast, that after his 2 week isolation period he had 8 days to prepare for Match #7.
He explained that prior to arriving to the ISL bubble, he got in a “really solid block of training”. He added that 2 weeks out of the water “put him out of shape” a little bit – joking that “you saw that in my 200”.
However, Glinta seems to have fully shaken off his Covid-setback now with this personal best today.