S12 Stephen Clegg Breaks Down Nail-Biter 100 Fly Result at Worlds

2019 WORLD PARA SWIMMING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • September 9-15, 2019
  • London Aquatics Centre, London, England
  • Prelims 10 a.m. local time/finals 6 p.m.
  • Full results

After leading the race at the 50-meter mark, Great Britain’s Stephen Clegg took second in the men’s S12 100 fly to Dzmitry Salei, of Belarus, Tuesday. Salei won in 57.28, just ahead of Clegg’s 57.36. Clegg took his race out .18 seconds faster than Salei, but closed .26 slower.

Ukrainian Yaroslav Denysenko was third in 57.70.

“Hopefully I’ll get the touch next time,” the 2016 Paralympian Clegg told SwimSwam. “I was scared, a little bit, when I got to 25 to go, because they always catch up to me – my back end’s not my strong element.”

Clegg, 23, also finished seventh in the 100 free, fourth in the 100 back, and fifth in the 50 free. Salei, 29, took third in the 50 free and fourth in the 100.

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About Torrey Hart

Torrey Hart

Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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