UNC-Commit Hvas Scores 2 Norwegian Records In 1 Race


  • Tuesday, December 11th – Sunday, December 16th
  • Hangzhou, China
  • Tennis Centre, Hangzhou Olympic & International Expo Center
  • SCM (25m)
  • Prelims: 9:30 am local, 8:30 pm ET / Finals: 7:00 pm* local, 6:00* am ET
  • *The final night of finals will be one hour earlier, starting at 6:00 pm local and 5:00 am ET
  • Live Results (Omega)

Tomoe Hvas of Norway is representing his nation well at these 2018 FINA Short Course World Championships, having already notched two new National Records in just one race. Competing in tonight’s men’s 100m butterfly semi-finals, the 18-year-old registered a new national standard in the race, stopping the clock at 50.49. That positions Hvas as 9th and just one spot out of the final, pending any scratches.

However, the UNC-commit blasted an opening 50m split of 23.05 in his performance, a time which registers as a new 50m fly NR in itself. As such, Hvas scored 2 National Records in 1 swim tonight.

The Omega Results post Hvas’ 100m fly mark as a new World Junior Record as well. SwimSwam’s records had this WJR as belonging to China’s Li Zhuhaho at 49.53 from last November, but that was never officially ratified by FINA.

Hvas won Norway’s only medal at this summer’s Junior European Championships, taking silver in the 50 fly in 23.68 (LCM).  This past year, he also set LCM national marks  in the 50 and 100 butterflys, going 23.59 and 52.71.

He was originally expected to join the 2018-19 class at UNC, but will be deferring his student-athlete career until after the 2020 season.

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2 years ago

I’m not American, but would a kid going 50.49 SCM normally be headed to a college which is in the fight for NCAA title, not UNC?

Comes out as 45.48 on the converter.

Reply to  Togger
2 years ago

I think that’s why he delayed his commitment. Pretty sure he’s as fast in Fly as UNCs freestylers. UNC is fighting for the bottom of ACC right now, but maybe a change is coming and he knows it

Human Ambition
Reply to  Togger
2 years ago

It can be suiting for some guys to be the main attraction on a team. Lezak on UCSB, Crocker on Western Kentucky, David Fox and Cullen Jones on NC State, Amy van Dyken on the Colorado State Team….

Mr O
2 years ago

Will it count as a WJR?

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