2018 FINA WORLD CUP TOKYO
- Friday, November 9th – Sunday, November 11th
- Tatsumi International Swimming Center
- Heats at 9:30am local/Finals at 6pm local
- SwimSwam Meet Preview
- Entry List
- Day 1 Prelims/Day 1 Finals
- Day 2 Prelims/Day 2 Finals
- Day 3 Prelims
While competing on day 3 of the FINA World Cup Series stop in Tokyo, Chinese swimmer Xu Jiayu cranked out a new World Record in the men’s 100m backstroke.
After producing a solid 50.46 behind Aussie Mitch Larkin to claim the 2nd seed this morning, Xu busted out a winning effort of 48.88 tonight to take gold and produce a new World Record. His time overtook the previous mark of 48.90 set by Russian Kliment Kolesnikov almost a year ago.
For Xu, his splits tonight included 23.76/25.12 en route to becoming the fastest short course meters swimmer ever in this event. Xu holds his nation’s standards across the 50m/100m/200m short course meters backstroke, as well as those same 3 events in the long course format.
All eyes will be on this 23-year-old come the Short Course World Championships in his home nation this December.
We were treated to something special by Xu Jiayu of China in the Men’s 100m Backstroke
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