Keaton Jones Sets His Fourth World Record, Wins His Fourth World Title at IISA World Championship

Keaton Jones Sets His Fourth World Record, Wins His Fourth World Title at IISA World Championship

Keaton Jones has proved himself to Phelpsian at the IISA 5th World Championship in Samoëns, France.

The 18-year-old American set 4 world records and won 4 world titles in freestyle, butterfly, and backstroke over a 3-day period, including racing on a 4×50 mixed medley relay that was ultimately disqualified.

His latest exploit was a dominating 100m backstroke, winning in 1:00.27 – a time that would have placed him 8th in the men’s 100m freestyle.

This fall, the teenager from Arizona will be swimming for the University of California, Berkeley, a campus with various eccentric personalities. But Jones will be the only ice swimming champion on campus. Silver medalist Slawomir Wilkowski of Poland also had an outstanding swim in 1:01.66 that would have placed him 9th in the men’s 100m freestyle final.

  1. Keaton Jones (USA, shown above) 1:00.27
  2. Slawomir Wilkowski (Poland) 1:01.66
  3. Virgil Deage (France) 1:05.18
  4. Michal Tomaszowski (Poland) 1:06.32
  5. Karim Jenhani (France) 1:08.32
  6. Kilian Graef (Germany) 1:11.36
  7. Mariusz Kreft (Poland) 1:11.75
  8. Marek Rother (Poland) 1:11.90
  9. Korneliusz Zapert (Poland) 1:11.99
  10. Wilhelm Gromisz (Poland) 1:12.21

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Steven Munatones