The Guatemalan Triton contested the final of the 100 meter butterfly at the Tokyo Olympic Games with a time of 51.09, being internationally recognized
GUATEMALA CITY — Luis Carlos Martinez He not only became the first Central American swimmer to contest an Olympic final. The time reached of 51.09 during his presentation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, has also allowed it to place itself between the best 50 swimmers of all time in the 100-meter butterfly category.
This has been revealed Swimming Stats during the publication made this August 22 on social networks, where the 25-year-old Guatemalan swimmer is located in the 32nd place in the general classification with the record achieved at the Tokyo Aquatic Center.
Luis Carlos Martinez It is below the Japanese Naoki Mizunuma (position 31) who during this 2021 reached the time of 51.03 in the National Games of Japan, while the Ukrainian Andriy Serdinov occupies the 33rd position with a time of 51.10 that he obtained during his presentation at the Olympic Games.
Martinez He finished the final of the 100-meter butterfly in seventh place and timed the best time in his history with 51.09, which is why the Guatemalan swimmer has entered the prestigious list worldwide.
Olympic medalists Caeleb Dressel (world record) and Kristof Milak (European record) went on to lead the standings with the times recorded at Tokyo 2020. The gold medal-winning American posted a time of 48.45 and the Hungarian clocked 49.68.
Recently, Luis Carlos Martinez He announced that he will be publishing a book in December where he will tell his story and all proceeds will be donated to the Entre Barrios Project of the Guatemalan Olympic Foundation that supports children from the marginal areas of Guatemala.