Caeleb Dressel, Govorov Collect Top Seeds in 50 Fly Semi-Finals

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Men’s 50 Fly Semi-Finals

The USA’s Caeleb Dressel and Ukraine’s Andrii Govorov continued to sprint to the front of the men’s 50 fly semi-finals. The two delivered times a shy .01 seconds apart from heats one and two respectively to earn the top two seeds. Dressel posted a 22.76, while Govorov turned in a 22.77.

Brazil’s Nicholas Santos grabbed the third place seed with a time of 22.84, followed by Great Britain’s Benjamin Proud and his time of 22.92.

Joseph Schooling of Singapore delivered a 22.93 to qualify fifth overall, while Brazil’s Henrique Martins turned in a 22.13 for sixth.

The USA’s Tim Phillips and Ukraine’s Andrii Khloptsov qualified seventh and eighth with times of 23.25 and 23.31 respectively. Khloptosv’s time set a new junior world record.

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Author: Taylor Brien

Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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