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.
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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