MICHAEL GUNNING POSTS FASTEST CARIFTA REGION TIME IN THE 200 METRE BUTTERFLY AT BUDAPEST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Michael Gunning competed in the grueling 200 metre butterfly event for Jamaica on the third day (Tuesday July 25) of the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest Hungary today. He completed the event in a time of 2:01.83 to place 35th overall.

This is the first time Jamaica has had a competitor in the event since Olympian Allan-Roy Marsh (1984) competed in the race at the 1982 Guayaquil Ecuador Championships. Michael’s time places him as the number one swimmer from the CARIFTA region and the second fastest from the CCCAN region.

gUNNING SOLO fly 2017
Michael Gunning 200 metre butterfly 2017 FINA World Championships Budapest Hungary Photo courtesy of GETTY images/Adam Pretty

He gave draftingthecaribbean his impressions of his race earlier today

“I felt amazing to 150M but something wasn’t there in the last length and I wasn’t as strong enough to push through. I might have gone out a little too fast in the moment. But I’m glad I’ll be racing that event again at the WUG (World University Games August 19-30) so hopefully I can put it right again”. Gunning holds the Jamaican standard which stands at 1:59.83 set the British Swimming  Championships held April of this year.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s