2019 FINA WORLD CUP STOP #1 – TOKYO, JAPAN
USA National Teamer Andrew Wilson has a strong summer, and that trend continued Sunday, as he set a new personal best time of 2:07.77 in the finals of the Tokyo stop of the World Cup in a gold medal effort.
That time shaves 0.19s off his previous best time, a 2:07.96 from the World Championships less than two weeks ago. He swam that time in the semi-finals at Worlds, putting up the 3rd-fastest time in the semis. He couldn’t quite match that time in the final, going 2:08.10 and taking 6th. Even matching his semi-finals time wouldn’t have improved his overall finish, and it took sub-2:o7 to medal at Worlds, but regardless, Wilson has been trending the right direction this summer, after not registering a personal best in this event since 2017.
Wilson was already 4th all-time among US men in this event, but today’s swim edges him closer toward the top three spots.