Kosuke Hagino, Swimming World’s World Swimmer of the Year, Sets Asian Record in Prelims

DOHA – Swimming World’s World Swimmer of the Year Kosuke Hagino downed the Asian and Japanese record in the 100 fly with a 49.83 this morning at the FINA World Short Course Championships.

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Men’s 100 fly

Swimming World’s World Swimmer of the Year Kosuke Hagino downed the Asian and Japanese record in the 100 fly with a 49.83 this morning.

That performance eclipsed the previous mark of 49.90 set by Ryo Takayasu of Japan back in 2009. It also vaulted Hagino up to fourth in the world this year behind Chad le Clos (48.56), Tom Shields (49.00) and Steffen Deibler (49.33).

Meanwhile, South Africa’s Chad le Clos (50.35) and USA’s Ryan Lochte (50.38) powered their way to second and third this morning.

Australia’s Tommaso D’Orsogna (50.39), USA’s Tom Shields (50.43), Russia’s Evgeny Korotyshkin (50.54), Australia’s David Morgan (50.61) and Venezuela’s Albert Subirats (50.62) also made the top eight.

Germany’s Steffen Deibler (50.67), Great Britain’s Adam Barrett (50.72), Brazil’s Marcos Macedo (50.76), Poland’s Pawel Korzeniowski (50.79), Brazil’s Nicholas Santos (50.86), France’s Mehdy Metella (50.93), Belarus’ Yauhen Tsurkin (50.95) and China’s Zhang Qibin (51.00) will also compete in the semifinals.

Name 50 100
Hagino 23.73 49.83
Le Clos 23.62 50.35
Lochte 23.37 50.38
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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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