Crespo Begins World Champs. in 100 Breast

Two-time Olympian Edgar Crespo

July 28, 2013

BARCELONA, Spain - Former TCU star Edgar Crespo began his competition schedule Sunday morning at the FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi. Crespo, representing his home country of Panama, competed in the 100-meter breaststroke, finishing 37th overall in a field of 77 swimmers.

In the final heat of the prelims session, Crespo had to work from the outside lane in his attempt to get into the 16-man semifinals that will take place Sunday evening. Crespo touched the wall in 1:01.95. Despite the result, Crespo showed that he will be a threat in the 50-meter breaststroke on Tuesday, as his 50-meter split was the 20th-fastest in the field.

Crespo is a two-time Olympian for Panama, and has represented his home country at many World Championships and other international competitions. He is the TCU school record holder in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. An eight-time All-Mountain West honoree, Crespo represented the Horned Frogs at the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Championships.

Crespo will be back in the pool Tuesday morning for the prelim session of the 50-meter breaststroke with the goal of making the 16-man semifinal that will take place Tuesday evening. Tuesday morning will also see the 2013 World Championships debut of Alejandro Gomez, with the former TCU distance swimmer taking part in the 800-meter freestyle later that morning.



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