World Championships silver medalist Katsuhiro (Katsuo) Matsumoto fired off a brand new Japanese nationwide file en path to taking the boys’s SCM 200 free in ISL Match #5 right here in Budapest.
Representing the Tokyo Frog Kings, Matsumoto crushed the one sub-1:42 time of the sector, in truth, the one sub-1:42 time for a Japanese man ever, stopping the clock in a stellar 1:41.77. That held off fellow World Championships medalist within the LCM 200 free Duncan Scott of London Roar. Scott touched lower than half a second behind in 1:42.02.
Splits for Matsumoto’s big-time effort right here included 49.03 on the way in which out adopted by 52.74 to wind up on high with 1:41.77, giving the Frog Kings a much-needed 10 factors. The person’s outing right here additionally checks-in as the highest time within the ISL for season 2.
As for his nationwide file, Matsumoto’s sub-1:42 right here overtakes his personal nationwide customary of 1:42.10, a mark he produced simply a few weeks in the past on the Japan Short Course Championships.