This time it was the turn of Dionisio Augustine in the 50m Breaststroke.
Dionisio took to the blocks in heat 4. This was not the first time that the swimmer had performed in Kazan. He had been a competitor in three events at the 2013 Summer Universiade in the nearby Aquatics Palace. On that occasion he recorded a time of 34.67 seconds in the 50m Breaststroke when finishing 5th in his heat.
Recently he bettered this time at the Pacific Games in Port Moresby by touching the wall at 33.50 seconds. However, his appearance in the Kazan Arena was to prove more challenging for the multi national record holder.
Dionisio completed the one-length event in 33.91 seconds and was clearly disappointed as he left the pool;
“ It was terrible, my start let me down and it just didn’t feel as good as my last visit here”
Despite his tough start to the championships he has another chance to remedy the situation on day six in the 50m Freestyle.