Wang breaks national record

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 18, 2020 page16
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Photo: CNA

Swimmer Eddie Wang of Taiwan on Monday broke the national 200m butterfly short course record for the third time while competing in the semi-finals of the International Swimming League season in Budapest.

The 18-year-old, who is representing the San Francisco-based Cali Condors in the competition, finished second with a time of 1 minute, 49.89 seconds, behind American Tom Shields of the LA Current (1:49.02).

Wang’s two previous national records — 1:50.79 and 1:50.14 — were also set in Budapest, on the league’s opening day on Oct. 17 and on Tuesday last week.

Wang’s coach, Huang Chih-yung, said that the strategy in Monday’s race was for Wang to stay close to Shields the entire race, and he praised the young Taiwanese for his accomplishment.

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