Blake Pieroni Breaks World Cup Record in 100 Free

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After the first women’s World Cup record of the meet fell, it didn’t take long for the first men’s record to follow.

Just minutes later, in the very next event, Blake Pieroni of the U.S. won the 100 free in a World Cup record 48.11.

Pieroni’s time broke the mark set by South Africa’s Chad le Clos, who swam the race in 48.16 in 2015.

Russia’s Vladimir Morozov was right behind, finishing in 48.43.

Belgium’s Pieter Timmers finished third 49.04, one of three Belgians in the final.

Kyle Stolk (50.22) and Mathys Goosen (50.54) of the Netherlands went 4-5.

South Africa’s Ryan Coetzee was sixth in 50.76, followed by Belgium’s Lorenz Weiremans (51.04) and Dries VanGoetsenhoven (51.22).

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  1. Kay O

    Are all the reported times correct? Please review because some of the times don’t look right eg “Pieter Timmers finished third 40.04”.

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