Watch Michael Andrew Take Down Chad Le Clos In 100 Fly


America’s Michael Andrew is competing at the first stop of the 2018 World Cup series, making his mark in the Aquatics Palace pool in Kazan. Following his successful summer where he clinched 4 national titles and took gold in the men’s 50m free at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, the 19-year-old is continuing to make waves against big stars both near and far.

On night 1 in Kazan, Andrew powered his way to a silver medal in the men’s 50m free behind the home country’s Vlad Morozov. Morozov touched in 21.49, with Andrew claiming the only other sub-22 second time in 21.99.

Before that race, however, Andrew muscled his way to an impressive victory over South Africa’s Chad Le Clos in the men’s 100m fly. Splitting 23.92/28.04, Andrew clocked the only sub-52 second outing of the field in 51.96, a time within half a second of his personal best of 51.53 from Pan Pacs.

Watch how most of the race unfolded below, courtesy of FINA.

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2 years ago

Great race. The times will get much faster as the circuit goes on, it will be great to see how these two push each other.

2 years ago

MA has the best fly technique out of all the Americans, and incredible natural speed. I really hope this is one of the races he puts a laser focus on.

Reply to  Cobalt
2 years ago

Some say his entry is too wide. Other than that I haven’t heard anyone complain about his fly.

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2 years ago


Reply to  Cobalt
2 years ago

Tom Shields? Sure he doesn’t have the best endurance but his technique is one of the best I’ve seen.

Piano Man
Reply to  Swimer
2 years ago

Good one!

Food for thought
Reply to  Cobalt
2 years ago

I would say that his stroke is not the best. Of course in a non insulting way because of what he is doing right now. Most of the world works on an Eb and Flow for the Olympics. And for america we really don’t put pressure on the off Olympic years and can get away with it because of our School system. Our Top end athletes can have school and other outside things to distract from the pressure of swimming. There is no real need to be the best of the best right now. You can see it at Pan Am’s or even the Pan Pacs. Nobody is really focused on whats been going on recently. I would even suggest… Read more »

Reply to  Food for thought
2 years ago

Why might we assume it won’t improve? I’m just curious. Trying to understand.

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2 years ago

Would it be too much to ask to see the entire race?


no doubt… what was that garbage coverage??!

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Retta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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