Michał Perl Breaks World Record, Wins Sprint Freestyle Title at IISA 4th World Championship

Michał Perl Breaks World Record, Wins Sprint Freestyle Title at IISA 4th World Championship

Michał Perl is a drop dead sprinter who won the 50m freestyle title at the 2022 International Ice Swimming Association 4th World Championship in the 3.0°C water and 1.5°C air in Głogów, Poland. Perl led a trio of fast sprinters – including Christoph Karow (26:61) and Sławomir Wilkowski (26:74) – who broke American Quinn Fitzgerald‘s previous IISA world record of 26.94 set at the IISA 3rd World Championship in Murmansk, Russia in in 0.2°C.

IISA 4th World Championship – Men’s 50m Freestyle – Top 10 Finishers:

  1. Michał Perl (26) 26:24
  2. Christoph Karow (38) 26:61
  3. Sławomir Wilkowski (26) 26:74
  4. Tobias Wybierek (29) 26:97
  5. Paweł Bednarczyk (28) 27:00
  6. Kilian Franke (29) 27:32
  7. Bartosz Ciezki (27) 27:57
  8. Tymoteusz Świecak (22) 27:76
  9. Sergiu Denis Deznan (29) 27:79
  10. Mieszko Palmi-Kukiełko (29) 27:92

73 men competed in the 50m freestyle. For full results, visit here.

Livestreaming of this week’s IISA 4th World Championship between February 4th – 6th is posted here. All the details of the Championships are posted here. The official Championship website is posted here.

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