HANGZHOU, China – Georgia Tech swimmer Caio Pumputis’ impressive week at the 14th FINA Short Course World Swimming Championships came to a close on Thursday evening as the sophomore finished eighth in the 100 IM finals at the Tennis Centre, Hangzhou Olympic & International Expo Center.
Pumputis split 24.52/27.76 to finish 52.28 – just 1.65 seconds off the lead in an extremely tight race among the best in the world.
The Yellow Jacket qualified for finals after racing a 52.31 in the prelims and a 52.15 in the semis – a top-15 time in the world, before swimming a time in the middle for finals.
The 100 IM finals concludes the sophomore Ramblin’ Wreck’s time at the World Championships. Over the course of the week, Pumputis battled to the final in the 200 IM, where he finished second in prelims, and placed 14th in the 200 breast with a 2:05.00.
Pumputis will now return to Georgia Tech to continue training with the Yellow Jackets as they prepare for 2019. During the December break, Georgia Tech swimming and diving will compete in the FAU Invite, a non-scoring invitational set to take place on Thursday, Dec. 20 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
For the latest information on Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Swimming & Diving, follow us on Twitter (@GTSwimDive), Instagram (@GTSwimDive), and Facebook (Georgia Tech Swimming & Diving) or visit us at www.ramblinwreck.com.