Michael Andrew Sprints To 100 IM Victory & His First Championship Gold

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Men’s 100 IM:

It was a tight race to the finish, but the USA’s Michael Andrew arrived ready to race for the finals of the men’s 100 individual medley. Andrew jumped to an early, turning first at the 50-meter mark before topping the competition with a time of 51.84. Andrew’s time was the only sub-52 second swim of the night.

The Japanese duo of Daiya Seto and Shinri Shioura completed the podium with silver and bronze finishes. Both swimmers moved up in the second 50-meters as they turned fifth and sixth respectively after the backstroke leg. Seto finished second with a 52.01, while Shioura was third with a 52.17.

China’s Wang Shun picked up a close fourth with a final time of 52.21, while Germany’s Philip Heintz finished fifth with  a52.78.

World record holder Vladimir Morozov of Russia faded to sixth after a strong anchor leg in the men’s 200 free relay. Morozov tied with Sweden’s Simon Sjodin for sixth with matching times of 52.83.

Kyle Stolk of the Netherlands was eighth with a time of 53.31.

7 comments

  1. Jorge Mario Gnazzo Orrego

    En setiembre lo conoci en Miami…17 años…La natacion americana apuesta a el como el nuevo fenomeno..

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    David Abineri

    Is this the world SC champs? It would be good to mention perhaps.

    • avatar
      Me

      I think saying it’s the 100 IM is pretty self explanatory. Have you ever seen a 100 IM long course?

  3. Mark Rivas

    Congrats to Peter and michael

  4. Aiden Smith

    Jaden Harris