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MEN’S 100 BUTTERFLY – SEMI-FINALS
2012 World Champ: 48.82 – Chad Le Clos – South Africa
2010 World Champ: 50.23 – Evgeny Korotyshkin – Russia
Meet Record: 48.82 – Chad Le Clos – South Africa – 2012 48.44 – Chad le Clos – South Africa – 2014
World Record: 48.44 – Chad le Clos – South Africa – 2014
Earlier in the year at the World Cup in Hong Kong Chad le Clos just missed Evegney Korotyshkin‘s 100 butterfly world record of 48.48 posting a lifetime best of 48.56. Tonight le Clos made sure that his name went into the record books winning the event in a new world record time of 48.44.
American Tom Shields finished second in a time of 48.99. Shields wasn’t too far off of his American record of 48.80 which he posted at the World Cup in Doha last year.
Tommaso D’Orsongna of Australia collected the bronze finishing in a time of 49.60.
Korotyshkin finished fourth posting a season’s best of 49.88 followed by Kosuke Hagino who finished in a time of 49.91.
Yauhen Tsurkin of Belarus finished in a time of 49.99 breaking his own national record of 50.57 which he set earlier this year.
American Ryan Lochte finished seventh in a time of 50.23 followed by Marcos Macedo of Brazil who touched in a time of 50.47.