Govorov sets 50m butterfly world record

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Andriy Govorov of Ukraine (C) starts in a Men's 50m Freestyle heat at the 17th FINA Swimming World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, 28 July 2017.

ROME, Italy - Ukrainian swimmer Andriy Govorov set a new world record for the men&39;s 50m butterfly with a time of 22.27sec in a meeting at Rome on Sunday.



The 26-year-old set the record in a 50m pool and beat the previous record of 22.43 established by Spain&39;s Rafael Munoz Perez in 2009.