Swimmer Giorgi Biganishvili wins at World Championships

Biganishvili was first in Men's 100m Freestyle category today. Photo: Georgian Swimmers Club.
Agenda.ge, 26 Jul 2017 - 17:56, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian athlete Giorgi Biganishvili joined winners of the ongoing FINA World Aquatics Championships in Hungary's capital Budapest earlier today, after finishing fist in the 100-metre distance among competitors from around the world.

Biganishvili won Heat 5 of Men's 100-metre Freestyle category by covering the distance in 52.09 seconds, 0.46 seconds faster than Mohammad Mahfizur Rahman of Bangladesh.

Antigua and Barbuda's Noah Mascoll-Gomes was third with a time of 52.81 seconds.

The World Championships are hosted in Budapest, Hungary. Photo: FINA.

Scored at Duna Arena of the capital city, Biganishvili's time is the new personal record for the Georgian swimmer, whose previous best time for the 100m distance was 52.45.

The result meant he received 730 ranking points of the tournament, the highest-ever Biganishvili has achieved.

The 100-metre contest was held within the tournament that involves nearly 3,000 athletes competing in 75 contests including swimming, diving, water polo, openwater, synchronised swimming and high diving.

Launched on July 14, the tournament featured other athletes from Georgia in today's contests.

Rusudan Goginashvili finished third in Heat 2 of Women's 50m Backstroke category, 01.01 seconds behind winner Monica Ramirez Abella of Andorra.

Goginashvili's time of 31.97 was a new record for Georgian athletes competing in the category.