Michael Andrew Stays Consistent, Nabs Top Seed in Men’s 50 Free at World Juniors

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Men’s 50 Free Semi-Finals

After crushing the World Junior Record and his own personal best time in prelims of the event, Michael Andrew stayed consistent during semi-finals of the men’s 50-meter freestyle, touching in 21.79. Just 0.04 off of his prelims time, Andrew looks to be in good shape to lower his new record even further during finals of the race.

Following Andrew, the runner-up qualifier in the event was France’s Maxime Grousset with his time of 22.32. Just behind in the third qualifying spot was Alberto Mestre of Venezuela, in 22.38.

Fourth and fifth seed for finals went to Italy’s Leonardo Deplano in fourth (22.44), and Canada’s Ruslan Gaziev in fifth (22.46).

Rounding out the top eight were Nandor Nemeth of Hungary, who touched in 22.55, Andrew’s USA teammate Will Davis with a 22.67, and Poland’s Karol Ostrowski in 22.72 for eighth, just squeaking into the final by 0.01 above ninth-place Luis Gustavo Borges.


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Author: Ailish Dougherty

Ailish Dougherty is a junior at Tufts University where she is majoring in Child Study and Human Development with a concentration in Child and Family Health. She swims distance freestyle for their Division III program in the NESCAC. Go Jumbos!

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