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Review: Michael Andrew victorious at Swimming World Cup in Doha, Qatar (Includes first-hand account)

In the men’s 50 meter backstroke, Andrew reigned supreme in a time of 24.49 seconds, winning the gold medal for the United States.

In addition, in the men’s 50 meter butterfly, Andrew took home the silver medal, with a second place finish, in a time of 23.21 seconds. Ukranian swimmer Andrii Govorov won this race, setting a World Cup record of 22.82 seconds.

In the men’s 100 meter backstroke, Andrew won another silver medal, with a time of 54.11 seconds. Australian swimmer Mitchell Larkin finished in first place with 53.68 seconds, and Russian swimmer Vladimir Morozov came in third place with 55.07 seconds. The world record holder in the men’s 100 meter backstroke is American swimmer and three-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy, with 51.85 seconds, who set this record-breaking time at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, in the men’s 4×100 meter medley relay race, as part of Michael Phelps’ final career race.

On the first morning of the 2018 Doha World Cup competition, Andrew won first place in the men’s 100 meter butterfly in 51.83 seconds, and he came in second in the men’s 50 meter freestyle in 21.95 seconds, behind Vladimir Morozov (21.80 seconds).

In his most recent vlog on his YouTube channel, Andrew interviewed Andrii Govorov, who holds the world record in the 50 meter butterfly (with a time of 22.27 seconds).

To learn more about Michael Andrew, follow him on Instagram.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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