ROME, Italy, July 31. SERBIA's Milorad Cavic is swimming with a chip on his shoulder in the men's 100 fly, and used that motivation to destroy the world record in the event during semis of the FINA World Championships.
Cavic clocked a smoking fast 50.01 to break Michael Phelps' global mark of 50.22 set earlier this month in Indianapolis.
Cavic, who lost to Phelps at the touch in Beijing in this event, has said all week he believes the Omega timing systems were faulty and that he touched first. He's obviously looking to prove a point in the finale.
Phelps, swimming in the first semifinal, will be right next to Cavic in the finale after clocking a 50.48. That swim is tied for the fifth-fastest of all time.
Spain's Rafael Munoz (50.59), Venezuela's Albert Subirats (50.65), Kenya's Jason Dunford (50.78), Brazil's Gabriel Mangabeira (51.02), Australia's Andrew Lauterstein (51.03) and Tyler McGill of the U.S. (51.07) also made the finale.