Rafael Muñoz (swimmer)
|Full name||Rafael Muñoz Pérez|
|Born||3 March 1988|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||77 kg (170 lb; 12.1 st)|
|Club||Navial (Spain) |
C.N. Marseille (France)
On April 5, 2009 at the 2009 Spanish Championships, he swam a 22.43 in the long-course 50 butterfly, going under the existing World Record of 22.96 by South Africa's Roland Schoeman. This time, however, was not recognized as the world record until 22 June, when the governing body of aquatic sports, FINA, finally accepted the controversial swimsuit he and many other swimmers had been wearing as they achieved such times.
He is coached by Romain Barnier in France in the Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille team.
- Muñoz's bio page Archived 8 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine from the 2008 Olympics website. Retrieved 2009-06-03.
- "Andrii Govorov Shatters 50 Fly World Record In 22.27". SwimSwam. 1 July 2018.
| Men's 50-metre butterfly
world record holder (long course)
5 April 2009 – 1 July 2018