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Matt Fallon Rallies Previous Leon Marchand to Break PSS Document in 200 Breast (2:08.18)


A pair weeks after inserting 2nd behind Leon Marchand within the 200 breaststroke eventually month’s NCAA Championships, College of Pennsylvania junior Matt Fallon acquired his revenge on Saturday night time on the Professional Swim Collection cease in San Antonio.

Fallon rallied previous the French star on the final size of the pool, touching in 2:08.18 to take down Jake Foster‘s Professional Swim Collection report of two:08.23 from final yr. Marchand’s defeat marked his first in a non-exhibition LCM race since ending 2nd within the 200 butterfly behind world report holder Kristof Milak on the 2022 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Final October, he misplaced an exhibition 100-meter again matchup towards Arizona State teammate Hubert Kos and NC State fifth-year Kacper Stokowski.

Fallon’s profitable tally of two:08.18 represented the fourth-fastest time of his profession, pushing him as much as fifth on the planet this calendar yr behind Dong Zhihao (2:07.94), Yamato Fukasawa (2:07.75), Yu Hanaguruma (2:07.07), and Ippei Watanabe (2:06.94). Fallon has been as quick as 2:07.71 at U.S. Trials final summer season.

Marchand was inside a pair seconds of his personal-best 2:06.59 from final summer season’s French Championships. The 21-year-old has but to swim the occasion at a significant worldwide meet, as an alternative choosing the 200 IM, 400 IM, and 200 fly. Final month at NCAAs, he captured one other 200-yard breast crown in 1:46.35, a pair seconds forward of Fallon’s 1:48.48.


  • World Document: Qin Haiyang (CHN) – 2:05.48 (2023)
  • American Document: Josh Prenot (USA) – 2:07.17 (2016)
  • Professional Swim Collection Document: Jake Foster (USA) – 2:08.23 (2023)
  • U.S Open Document: Josh Prenot (USA) – 2:07.17 (2016)

Prime 8:

  1. Matt Fallon (UPN) – 2:08.18
  2. Leon Marchand (UN-AZ) – 2:08.40
  3. Adam Chillingworth (HKG) – 2:11.16
  4. Denis Petrashov (UOFL) – 2:11.19
  5. Lyubomir Enitropov (TNAQ) – 2:11.22
  6. Carles Coll Marti (VT) – 2:11.32
  7. Noah Nichols (UVA-VA) – 2:15.23
  8. Julio Horrego (SOFL) – 2:15.66

Solely a pair tenths separated Adam Chillingworth (2:11.16), Denis Petrashov (2:11.19), Lyubomir Epitropov (2:11.22), and Carles Coll Marti (2:11.32) within the combat for third place. Chillingworth shaved .15 seconds off his previous-best 2:11.31 from final April, sneaking underneath the Hong Kong nationwide report of two:11.20 set by Adam Mak in February.

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