[RACE VIDEO] Andriy Govorov Smashes World Record in 50 Fly At Sette Colli

Photo Courtesy: HEAD Swimming

On the last day of the Sette Colli meet in Rome, Italy, it was Andriy Govorov of the Ukraine who smashed the World Record in the 50 fly final with a 22.27. Govorov blasted the record of 22.43 held by Spain’s Rafael Munoz from April 2009. Govorov narrowly missed the World Record at the Mare Nostrum earlier this summer.

This is the same pool that hosted the 2009 World Championships where the swimming world record books were demolished thanks to the high tech suits that have since been banned. This is also the first LCM world record broken on the men’s side in 2018 and the first since Japan’s Ippei Watanabe broke the 200 breast record in January 2017. It is the second LCM world record overall after Katie Ledecky broke the 1500 record in May.

Govorov, 26, was third in Budapest last summer in the 50 fly. He is also the first Ukrainian swimmer to hold a World Record since Yana Klochkova had the 400 IM record from 2000-2007.

Govorov won the final ahead of reigning World Champion Ben Proud (22.93) of Great Britain and Mathys Goosen (23.55) of the Netherlands.

World Record Progression:

  • Andriy Govorov, UKR, 22.27 (2018)
  • Rafael Munoz, ESP, 22.43, (2009)
  • Roland Schoeman, RSA, 22.96 (2005)
  • Roland Schoeman, RSA, 23.01 (2005
  • Ian Crocker, USA, 23.30 (2004)

All-Time Rankings:

  1. Andriy Govorov, UKR, 22.27 (2018)
  2. Rafael Munoz, ESP, 22.43, (2009)
  3. Nicholas Santos, BRA, 22.61 (2017)
  4. Milorad Cavic, SRB, 22.67 (2009)
  5. Henrique Martins, BRA, 22.70 (2017)

Race Results:

  1. Andriy Govorov, UKR, 22.27
  2. Ben Proud, GBR, 22.93
  3. Mathys Goosen, NED, 23.55
  4. Daniele D’Angelo, ITA, 23.57
  5. Piero Codia, ITA, 23.78
  6. Jesse Puts, NED, 23.85
  7. Damian Wierling, GER, 23.87
  8. Vini Lanza, BRA, 24.01
6 Comments

6 comments

  1. Titov Thorp

    I saw it live, he was so easy 😨😨

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