Raphael Stacchiotti; Credit: FLNS

Following setting Olympic qualifying time in Wednesday morning's heats of the 200m Individual Medley at the Swimming World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Luxembourg's Raphael Stacchiotti swam in the semi-finals.

He managed to complete the distance in 2:00.26, his fourth fastest time; however, he could not repeat his form from the heats when he set a time of 1:59.62. In the final standings he finished 16th.

"It was a great feeling to swim in the World Cup semi-final against the best in the world. My main goal was the ticket for Tokyo, I achieved that, the rest was a bonus and I enjoyed it", Raphael summed up his race.