Daiya Seto Makes History With Fourth Straight 400 IM Win

Photo Courtesy: Delly Carr

Japan’s Daiya Seto made history in the men’s 400 IM, winning his fourth straight short course World Championships title in the event. Seto touched in 3:56.43, the only swimmer in the field under 4:00, securing his fourth consecutive victory in the event to become the first male in Short Course Worlds history to complete the four-peat in the 400 IM. Seto was also just off of his own Asian record of 3:56.33 in the event, and was just under a second away from Ryan Lochte’s world record.

This continues a strong meet for the 24-year old, who broke the world record in the 200 fly on the opening night of the meet.

Australia’s Thomas Fraser-Holmes was second in 4:02.72, just beating out Brazilian Brandonn Almeida (4:03.71).

Immediately after the race he said: “It came down to what I thought it might come down to for the medals and I just trusted my finish, trusted my freestyle and trusted my ability to go out and conserve energy.

“I really wanted to make sure I was on the podium tonight, to make sure I could re-establish myself after the last 12 months and I feel like I did that tonight,” he said.

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