Who is Lewis Burras

Lewis Burras had a string of impressive performances in his senior international debut in 2022. He won four medals at the Commonwealth Games and World Championships.

The summer began at the 2022 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest. Burras made the finals in the 50m and 100m Freestyle events, placing him seventh in each. In addition, he won his first senior international medal in the 4x100m Medley Relay. Burras also had a great experience at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. He took three silver medals in total with Team England and was even on the podium for his performance as an individual 50m Freestyler.

He won gold in the Men’s 100m freestyle at the 2022 British Championships. This was his first performance, and he went an incredible 0.01 seconds behind Duncan Scott’s British record. He was then able to win the 50m Freestyle with his lightning speed, and he touched the wall first.


2017 World Junior Championships

Burras was 24th in the 100-meter freestyle, with a time of 51.03 seconds. She also ranked seventh in preliminaries for the 50-meter freestyle, with a 22.70, before being disqualified in the semifinals.

2018 European Junior Championships

In July, Burras was awarded two medals at the 2018 European Junior Swimming Championships held in Helsinki, Finland. He won the bronze medal in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 22.69 seconds. This was within a one-tenth second of Russian silver medalist Kliment Kolesnikov. His second medal was in the 4×100 meter mixed Medley relay. He split a 49.13 freestyle leg in the preliminaries to qualify for the relay for the final ranking. The finals relay placed second in 3:51.43. Burras received a silver medal because of his contribution to the preliminaries.

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2022 British Swimming Championships

Burras was awarded the gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle at the British Swimming Championships in April 2022 at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. His personal best time was 47.88 seconds. He won the gold medal for the 50-meter freestyle a few days later with a personal record time of 21.77 seconds. He was selected to the 2022 World Aquatics Championships team for Great Britain and the 2022 Commonwealth Games Team representing England based on his performance at the Championships.

2022 World Aquatics Championships

Burras began the competition on the second day of pool swimming at the 2022 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. He finished fourth in the 4x100m freestyle relay and helped to set a new British and English record of 3:11:14, with a lead time of 48.09 seconds. He set new British and English records for the 100-meter freestyle event three days later when he finished in 47.63 seconds. This allowed him to qualify for the fourth final ranking. He placed seventh in the finals with a time of 48.23 seconds. He finished 0.24 seconds behind Maxime Grousset, the bronze medalist in the 50-meter freestyle. His time in the finals was 21.81 seconds. He was fourth in the 4x100m mixed freestyle relay. He swam the remaining 100 meters in 47.86 seconds. In the preliminaries, he also split a 47.90 time for the freestyle leg in the 4×100 meter medley relay. This helped the relay reach the fifth final ranking. He was replaced by Tom Dean on the finals relay, where all members of the preliminaries, as well as the finals relay, won bronze medals. The finals relay finished at 3:31.31.

2022 Commonwealth Games

Burras won the silver medal in the finals relay in the 4x100m mixed freestyle relay at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. His first event was the 4x100m freestyle relay at Sandwell Aquatics Centre, Birmingham. He swam 48.28 seconds and took home the bronze medal at 3:22.45. In addition, he swam 48.39 in the final of the 4×100 meter freestyle relay to win the silver medal. He was one of three swimmers from England who qualified for the semifinals of the 100-meter freestyle. His time of 49.70 seconds placed him twelfth overall. With a time of 49.96 seconds, he placed thirteenth in the semifinals.

Burras was the fastest swimmer in all heats for the 50-meter freestyle. His time was 22.09 seconds. This was 0.45 seconds quicker than Ben Proud (another semifinal qualifier), who was ranked third overall. He qualified for the final ranking by lowering his semifinal time to 21.92 seconds. He finished the finals in 21.68 seconds and won the silver medal, his personal best time.

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