2020 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – MATCH 1
Eddie Wang, referred to as Wang Kuan-hung in his house nation, has set the World Junior File within the 200 brief course meter butterfly.
Wang, who represents Taiwan (Chinese language Taipei) internationally, completed third within the 200 fly representing the Cali Condors this weekend on the opening meet of the 2020 ISL season. That breaks the 2012 time of Daiya Seto set in 1:51.30 that was the earlier FINA-recognized benchmark to change into the primary official World Junior File holder within the occasion.
|Daiya Seto||Eddie Wang|
|Benchmark – 2012|
Wang was out almost a full second sooner in his record-breaking swim than Seto was in his prior benchmark-holder, and whereas Wang light somewhat during the last 50 meters, he nonetheless had loads of room to the touch beneath document place.
The previous Taiwan document was Wang’s as properly because of a 1:52.38 executed on the 2018 FINA World Cup cease in Singapore.
He was inside a couple of tenths of the winner Tom Shields of the LA Present (1:50.43) and runner-up Chad le Clos of Power Customary (1:50.48).
Wang, who was born on January 23, 2002, doesn’t flip 19 till subsequent yr. Below FINA guidelines for World Junior Data, male swimmers are age-eligible by means of December 31 of the yr during which they flip 18.
The document is pending acceptance by FINA, which the group has not commented on but this yr, however which solely accepted occasions from some meets final season. Ratification would additionally require a doping management pattern to have been collected on the ISL meet.
Wang hit his Olympic “A” minimize within the 200 fly in lengthy course on the 2019 Nationwide Video games when he swam 1:55.72, and got here very near a private greatest on the 2019 US Open when he swam 1:55.82 within the “A” ultimate for 2nd place. He’s a relatively-fast starter in lengthy course too – on the US Open, he was out in 55.49. Between the A and B finals, solely fellow junior Luca Urlando (55.05 en path to a 1:55.60) was out sooner.
He’s additionally the Taiwanese File holder within the 100 fly (52.68) and 200 fly (1:55.72) in lengthy course, in addition to the 100 fly (51.81) briefly course.
The lengthy course World Junior File within the 200 fly belongs to Kristof Milak at 1:53.79, although he additionally went 1:52.71 when age-eligible, although it was by no means ratified by FINA. Milak is the present total World File holder within the 200 fly as properly.
Wang trains beneath coach Huang Zhiyong.