Diogo Ribeiro became world champion in 50 meter butterfly

Diogo Ribeiro became world champion in 50 meter butterfly


Diogo Ribeiro became world champion in 50 meter butterfly

It is the first national swimming world title.

Diogo Ribeiro, 19 years old, made history in national swimming, becoming world champion in the 50 meter butterfly this Monday.

The swimmer from Benfica completed the race in 22.97 seconds, beating North American Michael Andrew (23.07) and Australian Cameron McEnvoy (23.08).

“I have no words. The start wasn’t good, but I’m very happy to be world champion” said Diogo Ribeiro, world record holder in the junior category.

The national swimming athlete is also registered in the 50 meter freestyle, 100 meter freestyle and 100 meter butterfly at the 2024 World Championships taking place in Doah, Qatar.

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