Aug 28, 2013
DUBAI -- Freshman Luke Percy set the meet record in the 50-meter freestyle and won his second relay gold medal Wednesdayat the FINA Junior World Championships.
Percy clocked the second-best time during the preliminaries of the 50 freestyle and was the fastest in the field during the evening semifinals, touching the wall in a record-setting pace of 22.11 seconds.
The finals will be held Thursday evening.
After the semifinals of the 50 freestyle, Percy wasn't quite finished with his evening. Competing for his native Australia, he swam the opening leg of the 400 mixed freestyle relay to help his team to the gold medal in a record time of 3 minutes, 28.74 seconds.
Percy has certainly put together a strong showing the first three days of the meet. He already has two gold medals and three meet records. He and his fellow Aussie men won gold in the 400 freestyle relay on Monday, also in meet record time.
Percy was part of a fourth-place 400 mixed medley relay as well.
Another freshman Vol, David Heron, still has a few days before his first race. The distance swimmer from California will swim the 1500 freestyle Saturday.