Ryan Lochte (USA) and Kristy Coventry (Zimbabwe) were named the best swimmers in the male and female category respectively. They broke 3 World Records each.
Men’s 50m Freestyle in which Duje Draganja from
Ankur Poseria, who studies and trains at the
Ankur got off to a great start as he swam a sizzling 100m Butterfly on the first day. He finished a very respectable 22nd with a time of 52.96sec. He missed making the semi-finals (top 16) by 0.34. This is probably the closest an Indian swimmer has ever come to making a semi-final at the World Championships. Using a Short Course (25m) to Long Course (50m) converter we get a time of 53.60sec.
On the second day he swam the 50m Freestyle in which he finished 40th with a time of 23.12sec. This roughly translates to a long course time of 23.81sec.
On the third day he swam the 50m Butterfly in which he finished 31st with a time of 24.50sec.
On the fourth day he swam the 100m Freestyle in which he finished 47th with a time of 51.14sec. This roughly translates to a long course time of 52.67sec.
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