Michael Andrew Ties Cody Miller’s American Record in 50 SCM Breast

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American phenom Michael Andrew is continuing his big 2018 year with a new American Record in the 50 breast, that he broke on Saturday night in Beijing at the FINA World Cup. Andrew swam a 26.15 to collect his second silver medal of the night, but it was good enough to tie the American Record that Cody Miller held from the World Championships in 2016.

Andrew moved up to 19th all-time in the event in a tie with Miller. This is not Andrew’s first American Record as he currently has the 50 back record that he set two years ago in France. He improved on his best time that he swam in Budapest earlier this year with a 26.20, moving him up to sixth in the world this year. Andrew was already sixth, but broke the tie he had with Brazil’s Diego Prado.

Andrew got his second silver medal of the night after he already got second in the 50 backstroke behind China’s Xu Jiayu. Andrew finished second here to Russia’s Kirill Prigoda, who had the second fastest time in the world for 2018, sitting only behind Brazil’s Felipe Lima (25.88).

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