Kevin Cordes Breaks US Open Record in 50 Breast Prelims at Nationals

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Kevin Cordes continued his momentum after a huge 200 breast win last night with a US Open Record in the 50 breast on Thursday morning at the Phillips 66 USA Swimming National Championships. Cordes swam a 26.89 to break Brendan McHugh’s US Open and meet record at 27.10 from 2014. Cordes now sits third in the world behind Great Britain’s Adam Peaty (26.48) and Brazil’s Joao Gomes Junior (26.83).

Cordes also narrowly missed his own American Record from 2015 at 26.76. Cordes leads Andrew Wilson (27.29), Cody Miller (27.39), Nic Fink (27.41), Michael Andrew (27.45), Ian Finnerty (27.54), Connor Hoppe (27.78) and Matthew Anderson (27.79) into the A-final. This was the first appearance of the meet for Olympic bronze medalist Miller.

Cordes could have the option to swim the 50 in Budapest since he is already on the team. See the qualification rules here.

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4 Comments

4 comments

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    Rafael

    You guys should start reading the comments and correcting the data Mistakes. Cordes is now 3rd in the World, Joao Gomes was 23,83 (In many post events you are forgetting a lot of Data)

  2. avatar
    Rafael

    You guys should start reading the comments and correcting the data Mistakes. Cordes is now 3rd in the World, Joao Gomes was 26,83 (In many post events you are forgetting a lot of Data)

    • avatar
      Taylor Brien

      The mistake has been corrected. Sorry about that!

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