Men’s Swimming and Diving’s Gures Sets Turkish National Record at European SC Championships

Umitcan Gures swimming the butterfly race.
Photo courtesy: Gail Farris.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard men's swimming and diving sophomore Umitcan Gures set a Turkish national record in the 100-meter butterfly at the European SC Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

Hailing from Atasehir, Istanbul, Turkey, Gures turned in personal-best time of 49.77 to finish in fourth place and was .02 seconds away from earning a bronze medal. His performance was 1.11 seconds better than his previous best and marked the first time he broke the 50-second barrier.

The effort in Glasgow comes less than five months after Gures represented Turkey at the 18th FINA World Championships in South Korea.