Jamaica’s Michael Gunning broke the national 200-metres freestyle record on his senior international debut for Jamaica at the World Championships, in Budapest, yesterday.
The national standard had already belonged to him with a time of 1:50:71 set at the British Championships, on April 23.
Gunning lowered that mark to 1:50 to place 43rd overall.
That is the best placing for a Jamaican man at the World championships since Olympian Allan-Roy Marsh competed at the 1982 World Championships, in Ecuador.
His performance places him third amongst swimmers from the CARIFTA region and fourth overall in the CCCAN region.