Crooks on the verge of claiming gold at the World Championships

Jordan Crooks, the greatest competitive swimmer past or present from the Cayman Islands, is looking to put his country on the map, with a historic first gold medal at the 16th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m).

After touching the wall at 45.61 seconds during heat six, to qualify with the fastest time for the 100m heats heading into the semifinals, Crooks did it again in Melbourne, Australia.

The 20-year-old who studies and trains at the University of Tennessee came off his blocks in lane four and blazed through the pool, to not only win his semifinals but also secured the fastest time heading into the finals at 45.55 seconds. 

If his time is any indication, the Cayman Islands can be looking at its first ever 100m free gold medal in 100m at the World Championships. Crooks will compete in the finals tomorrow.

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