Michael Andrew Takes Gold Medal in 50 Freestyle at FINA World Junior Championships

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Men’s 50 Free Finals

Andrew again tied his new world junior record, set yesterday, in the finals of the men’s 50-meter freestyle. His time of 21.75 was exactly what he swam during prelims, and won him the gold medal in the event.

France’s Maxime Grousset claimed the silver medal with his time of 22.25, and Leonardo Deplano of Italy sprinted to a time of 22.31 for the bronze medal.

Alberto Mestre of Venezuela stopped the clock in 22.45 for fourth, while Will Davis of Team USA touched just 0.01 behind in 22.46 for fifth place.

The entire heat was under the 23.00 second mark, as Canada’s Ruslan Gaziev (sixth, 22.56), Nandor Nemeth of Hungary (seventh, 22.66), and Karol Ostrowski (eighth, 22.97).

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Michael Andrew, USA

Will Davis, USA


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Author: Ailish Dougherty

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Ailish Dougherty is a sophomore at Tufts University where she is majoring in Child Study and Human Development on the pre-med track. She swims distance freestyle for their Division III program in the NESCAC.

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