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Jack Conger swims on his way to winning the men's 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. swimming national championships in Indianapolis, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Swimming & Diving

Jack Conger takes fifth at FINA World Championships

Posted July 26th, 2017

Olympic gold medalist and former Longhorn Jack Conger finished in fifth place in the 200-meter butterfly at the FINA World Championships on Wednesday.

Conger finished the race in 1 minute, 54.88 seconds while gold medalist Chad Le Clos of South Africa won the race in 1:53.33.

The former Longhorn also finished in fifth in the semifinals on Tuesday.

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Conger earned gold with the U.S. in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as a member of the 800-meter freestyle relay team. He’s also the current U.S. titleholder in the 200 butterfly. Last season at Texas, Conger set the American record in the 200-yard butterfly at the NCAA Championships.

In other action, Joseph Schooling finished in 17th with a time of 48.86 in the preliminary round of the 100-meter freestyle. He’ll compete in the 100 butterfly prelims on Friday.

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