From Emory University Athletics
Former Emory University swimmer Andrew Wilson captured his second gold medal of the 2017 World University Games on Wednesday, winning the 200 Breaststroke in a time of 2:08.45.
Wilson’s championship time was just .08 seconds off his World University Games meet record mark of 2:08.37 he turned in during the preliminary session. His time, which marked a new career-best, broke the previous meet record of 2:08.73 set by Igor Borysik in 2009.
The Bethesda, MD native topped defending 2016 Olympic gold medalist, Kazakhstan’s Dmitriy Balandin, by over a second to win the title as Balandin touched at 2:09.70. Russia’s Rustam Gadirov claimed bronze with a time of 2:09.72.
Wilson is scheduled to compete in both the 50 Breaststroke and 4x100m Medley Relay later this week at the World University Games in Taoyuan City, Chinese Taipei.