Xu Jiayu Sets New SCM 100 Back World Record In Tokyo

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China’s Xu Jiayu stunned the crowd with a new world record in the men’s 100 back at the Tokyo stop of the 2018 FINA World Cup. The 23-year old Olympic silver medalist blasted a 48.88 to sneak under Kliment Kolesnikov’s 2017 world record of 48.90. Xu was out well under world record pace at the 50, flipping more than three-tenths under pace with a 23.76. He held on down the stretch with a 25.12 to set a new world record of 48.88. Australian Mitch Larkin was also out under world record pace with Xu, flipping at 23.97. He ended up with the silver in 49.54.

7 comments

  1. Brian Miller

    You all just can’t force yourselves to identify short course vs long course meters, can you? I see so many requests on articles that don’t state which it is. Come on guys, it’s important!

    • Jason Aldrich

      Oh. I was thinking Ryan Murphy lost his record.

    • Sean Abbey

      they can’t do that. More people will click over the unknown. Vague and misleading headlines is the norm in today’s media.

    • Karl Stover

      Did you read the article? It literally states SCM in the title of the article.

    • Brian Miller

      Karl Stover – It does now. Shouldn’t require calling out each time. My job is done here.

  2. Bob Perkins

    I think that’s actually Zane…