Nicholas Santos Breaks Championship Record in 50 Butterfly

Nicholas Santos
Photo Courtesy: R-Sport / MIA Rossiya Segodnya

Top seed and world record holder Nicholas Santos held onto his position out of finals to take gold tonight and establish a new championship record of 21.81 in the 50 butterfly. The 38-year-old, who set the world record for this event earlier this year, also wont his event back in 2012 at the SC World Championships in Istanbul.

Just behind him in second was le Clos, who had a quick turnaround from the men’s 100 free to grab the silver here in 21.97. In third was Dylan Carter representing Trinidad and Tobago in 22.38, a new national record that breaks Carter’s 2016 mark.

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