2017 FINA WORLD CUP – SINGAPORE
- Saturday, Nov 18th Sunday, Nov 19th
- OCBC Aquatic Centre, Singapore
- Prelims 9:30am local/Finals 6pm local
- Day 1 Recap
Reigning brief march universe champion in a 100m IM, Michael Andrew of a United States, lowered his possess World Junior Record in a eventuality while competing on day 1 of a Singapore World Cup stop. After bypassing prelims, Andrew dejected a new personal best of 51.65 to acquire china tonight behind Russian Vlad Morozov, while outperforming his possess pervious career-fastest of 51.84 that won him a universe pretension in Windsor.
In both his Windsor competition and tonight’s eventuality in Singapore, Andrew took out his opening 50 in matching outlines of 23.57. The disproportion came on a behind half, where a Kansas local was means to dump .19 and acquire a separate of 28.08 tonight compared to a 28.27 he purebred final December.
Andrew had another large star from whom he could gait tonight, as Russia’s Vlad Morozov clocked 50.49 to come within .19 of his possess World Record time of 50.30. For perspective, a 25-year-old former USC Trojan scored splits of 23.00 and 27.49 to win a bullion tonight by over a second.
Andrew’s 51.65 now checks a teen in as a 14th fastest performer in a eventuality of all-time, restraining China’s Wang Shun. When looking exclusively during Americans, however, Andrew now slides into a symbol as a 2nd fastest performer ever, sitting usually behind Ryan Lochte and his 50.71 from Istanbul. Andrew’s time tonight ties mythological swimmer Michael Phelps‘ symbol of 51.65 from 2011 as a #2 fastest U.S. performer of all-time.