2022 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
- June 18-25, 2022 (pool swimming)
- Budapest, Hungary
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Thomas Ceccon of Italy shocked Budapest tonight setting the new world record in the men’s 100 backstroke, clocking a 51.60 to take out the mark of 51.85 that Ryan Murphy hit back in 2016 at the Olympics.
Ceccon, however, may have had an extra help in his world record performance: his mustache.
The 21-year-old Italian, showed up in Budapest with this particular feature, which, if you remember, also brought good luck to another backstroker: Coleman Stewart, who, in Italy, in Naples, set the World Record in the 100-meter backstroke in the short course (48.33)
It’s probably the air in Italy, the good food, or maybe it’s just the mustache
Will anyone grow a mustache tomorrow? Let us know!