Crooks continues speed through 50m at world championships

After finishing sixth place in the 100 metres finals at the FINA World Swimming Championships, Caymanian Jordan Crooks is still searching for world records and silverware.

Crooks, 20, was the top swimmer through the prelims and semifinals of the 100 free, and although he took sixth in Melbourne, Australia during the finals, he proved he can sprint through a short course pool with the world’s best.

Crooks will once again be very much in contention during the 50 free after speeding through his heat in a new Cayman national record time of 20.36.

His time placed him as the fifth fastest 50m short course swimmer of all-time, behind Caeleb Dressel, Florent Manaudou, Roland Schoeman and Vladimir Morozov.

Crooks was only two tenths off Dressel’s world record of 20.16. Once again, Crooks moves on to the semifinals with the leading time. The semifinals begins at 4:41 am (Cayman time) Friday.

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