Andrii Govorov Sets World Cup Record in 50 Fly

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Make it two World Cup records in a row. One event after Sarah Sjostrom cruised to a World Cup record in the 100 fly, Andrii Govorov of the Ukraine set one in the 50 fly.

Govorov swam the 50 fly in 22.87 seconds, breaking the previous record of 23.23 set by South Africa’s Chad le Clos in 2015.

Michael Andrew of the U.S. was second in 23.19, also bettering the mark set by le Clos. It is the second time this meet that Andrew has broken a previous World Cup record only to finish second in the race.

Russia’s Vladimir Morozov was third at 23.38, followed by compatriot Oleg Kostin (23.42).

South Africa’s Ryan Coetzee was fifth (23.45), followed by Jesse Puts of the Netherlands (23.79).

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