Jorge Otaiza beat Rafael Vidal's record in the 200m butterfly

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The Venezuelan swimmer Jorge Otaiza broke the national record for the Youth B category in the 30m butterfly this Sunday, May 200 in Turkey, with a new mark of 2: 00.71 that leaves behind the record established 38 years ago by the Olympic medalist Rafael Vidal in the 1982 Guayaquil World Cup (2: 01.24).

Otaiza, a member of the Fenerbache Sport Club, makes life in the swimming circuit in Turkey and has just completed a week of records, setting new national records in the Youth B category in the 50m, 100m and now 200m butterfly during its participation in the Championship of Selection of Young and Old.

This Sunday, the XNUMX-year-old Venezuelan played the Final A of the XNUMXm butterfly, a test in which he took place at XNUMX: XNUMX, which left Vidal's mark, Olympic bronze in Los Angeles XNUMX ', a scale that was about to turn XNUMX years old (July XNUMX, XNUMX).
In this test, Otaiza was left with the silver medal, only preceded by the local Polat Uzer Turnali with XNUMX: XNUMX hundredths.

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Hours before, on Saturday 29, Jorge Eliécer broke the national index of the 50m butterfly in the same competition, imposing a new milestone of 24.42 seconds, time previously held by the Barinese newt Octavio Andrés Alesi with 24.59 seconds established in the framework of the Games Deportivos Nacionales on December 12 at the 2003 Cojedes event.

On Wednesday, May 26, the swimmer, already qualified for the Cali 2021 Junior Pan American Games, beat the time in the 100m butterfly for the third time this year, this time with a time of 52.82 seconds, improving his own record of 53.14, which was a new record established at the Turcell Young Star Championship in Istanbul in April.

In February, Otaiza had stopped the clock at 53.79 during the Edirne Cup in the 100m butterfly.

The national adult records in the 50m (23.05), 100m (50.65) events have remained in the hands of Albert Subirats since 2009 and that of the 200m (1: 56.98) butterfly belongs to Marcos Lavado since 2017.

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