July 31, 2021

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The record breaker Luis Martinez

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By Annika Johnson on SwimSwam

2020 U.S. Open Championships Thursday, November 12 –– Saturday, November 14 Huntsville Aquatics Center, Huntsville, AL LCM/timed finals Streaming Info/Races to Watch Where to Watch U.S. National Teamers Meet Central –– Huntsville Results on Meet Mobile: ““ 2020 Toyota United States Open Championships –– Huntsville””

On Friday night in Huntsville, Auburn graduate Luis Martinez broke Tom Shields ‘ ‘ U.S. Open Meet Record in the 100 fly, touching 1st at 51.50. Guard’’ s U.S. Open Meet Record was set at 51.65 in 2013, 5 years after his very first Olympic Trials look in 2008.

This is not rather a finest time for Martinez, who has actually set the Guatemalan nationwide record in the 100 fly several times. His nationwide record in case now is at 51.44. He likewise holds Guatemalan nationwide records in the 100m totally free (50.79) and 200m fly (1:59.48).

Martinez was an respectable reference for the 2019 Central American and Caribbean Male Athlete of the Year award for his silver medal swim at the 2019 Pan American Games in the 100 fly.

In 2016 Martinez represented Guatemala at the Olympic Games, putting 19th in the 100m fly with a time of 52.22.

A year later on, he completed for Guatemala throughout the 2017 World Championships in the 50 fly, 100 fly, and 200 fly. In 2015 he did not contend at the World Championships.

At Auburn, Martinez swam the 9th fastest 100 backyard fly in program history (45.72) and the 10th fastest in the 200 backyard fly (1:43.56). By the time he finished in 2018, he had actually published 4 of the 22-fastest 100 backyard fly times in Auburn’’ s program history. He was likewise a 3-time NCAA All-American.

Read the complete story on SwimSwam : Luis Martinez Breaks Tom Shields’ ’ 100 Fly U.S. Open Meet Record


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