World Record Race Video: Watch Florent Break the 50 Free World Record

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As reported by SwimSwam:


2012 World Champ: 20.55 – Vladimir Morozov – Russia
2010 World Champ: 20.51 – Cesar Cielo – Brazil
Meet Record: 20.51 – Cesar Cielo – Brazil – 2010
World Record: 20.30 – Roland Schoeman – South Africa – 2009

Olympic champion Florent Manaudou of France decided to join the world record party setting the fourth of the evening. Manaudou took the 50 freestyle in a time of 20.26 breaking Roland Schoeman’s record of 20.30 which was set in 2009. He came into the competition with a lifetime best of 20.51 which he posted earlier this year.

Italian Marco Orsi picked a fantastic time to throw down his first best time in the event since 2009. Orsi picked up the silver in a time of 20.69 breaking his own national record of 20.93.

The battle between Brazilian Cesar Cielo and Russian Vlad Morozov was a good one, it was just a surprise that it was for the bronze. Cielo out touched Morozov by one one-hundredth of a second to take the final medal in the event. Cielo posted a time of 20.88 followed by Morozov who recorded a 20.89.

American Josh Schneider finished fifth in a time of 20.97 followed by Australian Cameron McEvoy who posted a 21.15.
Andrii Govorov of the Ukraine finished seventh in a time of 21.21 followed by Clement Mignon of France who touched in a time of 21.35.

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7 years ago

Dont see video here. Does it not work on iphone?

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