Michael Houlie Breaks World University Games Record in 50 Breast

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South Africa's Michael Houlie. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

South Africa’s Michael Houlie broke the World University Games record to win the men’s 50 breast on Monday in Naples, Italy.

Houlie won the race in 26.98 to break the previous mark set by Andrea Toniato in 2015 of 27.06.

American Connor Hoppe took the second seed in 27.32, followed by Russia’s Kirill Prigoda (27.33).

American Ian Finnerty took the fourth seed (27.43), followed by Sweden’s Johannes Skagius (27.53), Korea’s Jaekwon Moon (27.62), Japan’s Ryuto Shiori (27.67) and Italy’s Alessandro Pinzuti (27.68).

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