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.
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.