Badgers swimming: Michael Weiss wins gold at World University Games

2013-07-16T14:37:00Z 2013-07-16T18:06:17Z Badgers swimming: Michael Weiss wins gold at World University sports
July 16, 2013 2:37 pm  • 

Former University of Wisconsin All-America swimmer Michael Weiss struck gold Tuesday at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.

Weiss, a native of Reno, Nev., won the 400-meter individual medley in a Games record time of 4:12.00. His performance ranks as the seventh-fastest 400 IM swim in the world this year.

“Since I got here, I’ve had my eye on that record,” Weiss said. “I knew it would be close so it was always in the back of my mind.

“I just wanted to drop some time (on my swim) and hopefully bring home the gold for my country and I’m glad I was able to do that.”

Weiss beat his closest competition, Takeharu Fujimori of China, by more than a second.

“It was faster than I wanted to go but it felt great the whole time so I’m very excited,” Weiss said.

The swim erased a mark of 4:12.28 set by Poland's Mateusz Matczak in 2009.

Weiss ended his World University Games experience with a pair of medals and helped push Team USA’s medal count to 23, second to Russia. Weiss earned two of the 12 medals earned on the men’s side by the U.S. and was one of four U.S. males to win gold.

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