Florent Manaudou Ties Fred Bousquet’s French Record in 50 Fly Semis at 2015 FINA World Championships

Florent Manaudou Speedo
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Florent Manaudou tied the French record in the men’s 50-meter fly with the top seed in semis at the 2015 FINA World Championships.

Manaudou blasted the field with a 22.84 to match Fred Bousquet’s 2008 record.  He also cleared Nicholas Santos (22.90) for the top time in the world this year as just the second man under 23 seconds.  Manaudou is now tied with Bousquet for sixth all time in the event’s history.

All Time 50 Fly

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Santos, meanwhile, cruised into the second seed with a time of 23.05 with Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh snaring third in 23.06.

Poland’s Konrad Czerniak (23.07), Ukraine’s Andrii Govorov (23.15), Great Britain’s Ben Proud (23.24), Singapore’s Joe Schooling (23.27) and Brazil’s Cesar Cielo (23.29) will also compete for the championship title.

Cielo is the two-time defending champion in the event, and just barely kept his chances of a threepeat alive.  Schooling, meanwhile, took down the Asian record in the event.


  • Women’s 100 fly semis
  • Men’s 400 free finals
  • Women’s 200 IM semis
  • Men’s 50 fly semis
  • Women’s 400 free finals
  • Men’s 100 breast semis
  • Women’s 400 free relay finals
  • Men’s 400 free relay finals