ZUMO Performance of the Week: Shoma Sato Breaks World Junior Record in 200 Breast Long Course

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Shoma Sato finally broke the world junior record in the 200 breast. Photo Courtesy: FINA / Budapest 2019

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Japan’s Shoma Sato broke the world junior record in the 200 breast on Sunday at the Japanese College Swimming Championships in Tokyo. Sato broke the record with a 2:09.21, splitting a 1:02.14 on the first 100 as he lowered the old junior record of 2:09.39 from China’s Qin Haiyang set in 2017.

Sato rattled the record earlier this year when he was a 2:09.42 at the Japan Open in 2019. He was a favorite to win the gold at the World Juniors a couple weeks ago but was out-touched at the finish by USA’s Josh Matheny, who won the gold at 2:09.40 to Sato’s 2:09.56.

Sato, who turns 19 in February, now sits 24th in the world rankings and is the fourth fastest man in Japan this year behind Ippei Watanabe (2:06.73), Yasuhiro Koseki (2:08.05) and Kazuki Kohinata (2:08.42).

EVENTSWIMMERNATIONTIMEDATELOCATION
50 FreeMichael AndrewUSA21.75p25-Aug-17Indianapolis, USA
Michael AndrewUSA21.7526-Aug-17Indianapolis, USA
100 FreeKyle ChalmersAUS47.5810-Aug-16Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
200 FreeIvan GirevRUS1:46.4024-Aug-17Indianapolis, USA
400 FreeMack HortonAUS3:44.601-Apr-14Brisbane, Australia
800 Freen/a7:45.67
1500 FreeFranko GrgicCRO14:46.0925-Aug-19Budapest, HUN
50 BackKliment KolesnikovRUS24.004-Aug-18Glasgow, GBR
100 BackKliment KolesnikovRUS52.536-Aug-18Glasgow, GBR
200 BackKliment KolesnikovRUS1:55.1428-Jul-17Budapest, Hungary
50 BreastNicolo MartinenghiITA26.974-Apr-17Riccione, Italy
100 BreastNicolo MartinenghiITA59.01sf23-Aug-17Indianapolis, USA
200 BreastShoma SatoJPN2:09.2109-Sep-19Tokyo, JPN
50 FlyMichael AndrewUSA23.2227-Aug-17Indianapolis, USA
100 FlyKristof MilakHUN50.6229-Jul-17Budapest, Hungary
200 FlyKristof MilakHUN1:53.7930-Jun-17Netanya, Israel
200 IMQin HaiyangCHN1:57.0627-Jul-17Budapest, Hungary
400 IMApostolos PapastamosGRE4:11.9324-Aug-19Budapest, HUN
4x100 Free RelayMagahey, Urlando, Chaney, FosterUSA3:15.8020-Aug-19Budapest, HUN
4x200 Free RelayMagahey, Urlando, Mitchell, FosterUSA7:08.3723-Aug-19Budapest, HUN
4x100 Medley RelayZuev, Gerasimenko, Minakov, ShchegolevRUS3:33.1925-Aug-19Budapest, HUN
Mix 4x100 Medley RelayGrant, Matheny, Huske, WalshUSA3:44.8421-Aug-19Budapest, HUN
Mix 4x100 Free RelayUrlando, Chaney, Tang, WalshUSA3:25.9222-Aug-19Budapest, HUN

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