Cali Condors’ Eddie Wang Resets World Junior Record in 200 Fly for Second Time

Eddie Wang and Tom Shields (photo: Mike Lewis)
Cali Condors' Eddie Wang, left, and LA Current's Tom Shields; Photo Courtesy: Mike Lewis//ISL

Eddie Wang lowered the world junior record in the 200 butterfly for the second time during this ISL season on Tuesday at Match 10.

The Cali Condors butterflier went 1:50.14 in Match 10, undercutting his world junior and Taiwan senior records. He set those marks with a personal-best 10:50.79 in Match 1, then went 1:50.90 in Match 8 to scare that time. The 1:50.14 is the second-fastest time in the ISL this season, trialing only Tom Shields of the LA Current.

ISL Top Times 200 Fly

  1. Tom Shields, LAC, 1:49.78
  2. Eddie Wang, CC, 1:50.14
  3. Chad Le Clos, ES, 1:50.24
  4. Vini Lanza, LR, 1:50.64
  5. Tomoru Honda, TFK, 1:51.03

Entering the season, the world junior record had stood since 2012 in the hands of Daiya Seto of Japan at 1:51.30. Seto owns both the ISL record (1:48.77 with Energy Standard last year) and the world record (1:48.24, from 2018 Worlds). Wang’s if the first junior world record by a Taiwanese swimmer.

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