Yohann Ndoye Brouard finishes 4th in a historic 100-meter backstroke

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The Annecy Dolphins swimmer beat his personal best on Monday, while the Italian Thomas Ceccon signed a new world best mark.

He took part in the fastest 100-meter backstroke final in history. The French Yohann Ndoye Brouard finished, Monday, June 20, fourth in this race at the world championships in Budapest. With a time of 52″50, the 20-year-old swimmer signed his new personal best, but had to bow to Thomas Ceccon, who won the world title and a world record! In 51″60, the he Italian dominated a stunning final.

I’m six tenths off the podium. I have no regrets, I improved with each class, reacted the French at the microphone of France Télévisions. Fourth at the Worlds, I couldn’t have hoped for better. I felt that Thomas was going strong. It’s monstrous, 51″6″he added.

The backstop is targeting the European Championships, in Rome, in July, but above all Paris 2024. “I come second European in the final, it opens doors. But I come to win. I’m still a second behind the best, so I’ll get back to work for Paris.”

Nice reaction from Yohann Ndoye-Brouard after his 100m backstroke final.  The Frenchman, 4th, recognizes the superiority of his adversaries but remains hopeful for the future.

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