The University of Louisville Cardinal swimmers continued competition at the 2017 FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest Tuesday morning. UofL had three swimmers competing with the best in the world.
Preliminary heats for the third day of competition kicked off with Carlos Claverie in the 50 Breast where he posted a 28.28 swimming for his native Venezuela. He finished 39th overall in the event with Great Britain’s Adam Peaty leading the field with a world record time of 26.10.
One the Cardinals’ newest members was in action for the first time this morning as Etay Gurevich posted a 1:59.8 in the 200 Fly swimming for his native Israel. He finished 27th in the field led by Laszlo Cseh of Hungary, who went 1:54.08.
Louisville Olympian Marcelo Acosta of El Salvador wrapped up the morning with a great swim in the 800 to win his heat and crush his best time – 7:55.70, qualifying 14th. The field was led by Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy’s 7:45.31.
Tonight look for Grigory Tarasevich in the finals of the 100 back.
Nancy Allison Worley
Associate Director, Sports Information
University of Louisville Athletics