Men’s Swimming and Diving’s Gures Earns Bronze Medal at European SC Championships

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Photo Courtesy: Fenerbahce Swim Club

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Umitcan Gures, a Harvard men's swimming and diving sophomore, earned a bronze medal in the 50-meter butterfly on Saturday at the European SC Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

Representing Turkey, Gures took third place with a time of 22.38, finishing just .03 seconds shy of second.

Earlier at the Championships, Gures turned in personal-best time of 49.77 to finish in fourth place in the 100-meter butterfly. His performance, which set a Turkish record, 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.