Performance of the Week: Blake Pieroni Clips World Cup Record in Doha

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

This week’s Performance of the Week goes to Blake Pieroni for his win and new world cup record in the men’s 100 free this week in Doha!

Pieroni won the event on the third day of the meet in Qatar in 48.11, moving past Chad le Clos’ 2015 record by .05 and adding to his eventual sweep of the 100-200-400 freestyles. Pieroni flipped first at 23.12, ahead of Vlad Morozov (winner of the event at last week’s stop in Kazan) and never let up, coming home in a blistering 24.99 to take the event win and break the 2015 record. You can take a look at the swim below:

Pieroni’s time was just .03 off of his personal best from this summer, when he pulled off a shocking upset in the 100 free at the 2018 U.S. Nationals. That level of form is impressive in September and continues to show the impact that Pieroni can have for the United States in long course heading into 2020.

Congratulations Blake Pieroni on earning Swimming World’s Performance of the Week!

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Author: James Sica

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James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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