Yesterday seemed like an anomaly, a day at a World Cup event without Katinka Hosszu breaking a world record. She made sure that did not happen again today first breaking the 100 IM world record in the morning and coming back at night and breaking American Julia Smit‘s 2009 mark of 4:21.04 in the 400 IM posting a 4:20.85 winning the event by over eight seconds.
This is the Hungarian’s the sixth world record in four days of competition. She now holds the short course world records in the 100, 200 and 400 IM.
Smit’s world record splits - 1:00.60/2:06.01 (1:05.41)/3:19.42 (1:13.41)/4:21.04 (1:01.62)
Hosszu’s world record splits – 59.79/2:04.99 (1:05.20)/3:20.68 (1:15.69)/4:20.85 (1:00.17)
Hungarian Zsuzsanna Jakabos finished in a familiar spot behind Hosszu posting a 4:29.42 to collect the silver while Evelyn Verraszto completed the Hungarian sweep of the medals recording a 4:32.97 for the bronze.
Women’s 400 Freestyle
After breaking the Camille Muffat‘s 800 freestyle world record yesterday Spaniard Mireia Belmonte Garcia came back tonight determined to wipe the Frenchwomen’s name from the record books completely. That is exactly what she did winning the women’s 400 freestyle in a time of 3:54.52 taking down Muffat’s 2012 record of 3:54.85.
Muffat’s world record splits – 56.24/1:55.95 (59.71)/2:56.01 (1:00.06)/3:54.85 (58.84)
Belmonte Garcia’s world record splits – 57.34/1:57.06 (59.72)/2:56.46 (59.40)/3:54.52 (58.06)
Belmonte Garica’s previous best was a 3:56.39 that she recorded in 2011.
Lauren Boyle of New Zealand pushed the Spaniard the entire way, in fact she was ahead of her for 350 meters until Belmonte Garcia captured the lead swimming the final 50 meter split close to a second faster than the Kiwi. Boyle finished second posting a time of 3:55.31 followed by Melanie Costa Schmid who finished third in a time of 3:58.31.
Men’s 1500 freestyle
Italian Gregorio Paltrinieri won the 1500 freestyle in Eindhoven setting the World Cup record of 14:27.65 in the process. In Berlin Paltrinieri once again took gold but missed the World Cup record winning the event in a time of 14:30.74. Hungarian Grego Kis finished second in a time of 14:34.69 followed by Filip Zaborowski of Poland who finished third posting a time of 14:36.42.
Women’s 100 freestyle
Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands dominated the women’s 100 freestyle finishing almost a full second ahead of her Dutch teammate Femke Heemskerk. Kromowidjojo won the event in a time of 51.28 breaking the Dutch national record of 51.35 set by Inge Dekker in 2009.
Heemskerk showed she was in great form by breaking the Dutch national record in the 200 freestyle on the first day of competition in Berlin did not have enough speed to stay with Kromowidjojo and eventually finished second in a time of 52.20. Sanderine Mainville broke the Canadian national record finishing third in a time of 52.41. Mainville broke the mark of 52.51 set by Victoria Poon in 2010.
Men’s 200 freestyle
And the battle between NBAC teammates’ continues. Both Yannick Agnel and Conor Dwyer made the decision in the last year to move to Baltimore and follow the guidance of Bob Bowman. Since that point the two have developed an extremely strong rivalry. In Barcelona they finished first and second in the 200 freestyle, in Eindhoven they finished first and second in the 200 freestyle and again in Berlin the pair went one, two in the 200 freestyle.
Each time the Frenchman has gotten the best of his American teammate, but with each swim Dwyer has been inching closer and closer to Agnel.
Agnel – 1:44.20
Dwyer – 1:45.32
Agnel – 1:42.33
Dwyer – 1:42.94
Agnel – 1:41.26
Dwyer – 1:41.30
Pawel Korzeniowski of Poland finished third in a time of 1:42.86.
Women’s 50 breaststroke
Jamaican Alia Atkinson came close to making the sweep of the sprint breaststroke events in Eindhoven and Berlin, but had her winning streak broken up by Rikke Moeller Pederson of Denmark yesterday in the 100 breaststroke. Tonight Atkinson came back to defeat Pedersen in the 50 posting a time of 29.31. Pedersen finished second in a time of 30.00 followed by Caroline Ruhnau.
Men’s 100 breaststroke
Just as they did in Eindhoven Italian Fabio Scozzoli and Hungarian Daniel Gyurta finished first and second in the men’s 100 breaststroke. Scozzoli won the event in a time of 56.58 followed by Gyurta who posted a time of 56.79.
German Marco Koch finished third in a time of 57.38.
Men’s 100 butterfly
Although American Tom Shields would have liked his success this summer to have been experienced in different venues he will enjoy achievements nonetheless. After missing the American World Championship team Shields went on to win the US Open 100 butterfly in a time of 51.65, which currently ranks the 22 year old eighth in the world and on the second day in Berlin he beat world champion Chad le Clos of South Africa in the same event.
Shields won the event in a time of 49.01. le Clos finished second posting a time of 49.48 followed by German Steffen Deibler who finished third in a time of 49.72.
Women’s 100 backstroke
Aya Terakawa of Japan has had a successful start to the World Cup series winning both the 50 and 100 backstroke events in Eindhoven and Berlin. Tonight in Berlin Terakawa took the women’s 100 backstroke in a time of 56.10. She was followed by Australian Emily Seebhom who posted a 56.59 and Simona Baumrtova of the Czech Republic who finished third in a time of 57.15.
Men’s 50 backstroke
Australian Robert Hurley won the men’s 50 backstroke in a time of 23.20. Russian Vlad Morozov finished second in a time of 23.56 followed by Hurley’s Australian teammate Mitch Larkin who finished third in a time of 23.80.
Women’s 200 butterfly
As is the norm Hungarian Katinka Hosszu put together strong performances in two of swimming’s most gruelling events on the same day. After setting the world record in the 400 IM Hosszu returned to the pool to win the 200 butterfly in a time of 2:03.36.
Unlike the 400 IM this was not an easy win for the Hungarian.
At the halfway point she turned in fourth place, over a second behind Australian Ellen Gandy who set the pace. At the 150 meter mark she had made her way to third, but was still almost a half second behind Canadian Audrey Lacroix who had taken over the lead. Somehow though Hosszu had enough left in the tank to out swim both girls in the final 50 meters winning the event in a time of 2:03.36.
Gandy finished second posting a time of 2:03.79 followed by Lacroix who finished third in a time of 2:04.02.
Men’s 200 IM
Australian Kenneth To won the men’s 200 IM in a time of 1:52.01 breaking his own national record time of 1:52.40, which he set winning the event in Eindhoven. To must of have been surprised to see Chad le Clos, who has not swum this race since 2011, in the event and even more surprised to have seen him in the final five meters of the race.
le Clos, whose previous best was 1:54.06, was over two seconds behind To after the breaststroke. Swimming his final 50 meters in a time of 25.72 the South African went from fourth to second finishing only a tenth of a second behind the Australian posting a time of 1:52.11.
400 IM world champion Daiya Seto of Japan finished third in a time of 1:52.62.
Men’s 50 freestyle
South African Roland Schoeman had won the 50 breaststroke and 50 butterfly heading into the 50 freestyle, where he picked up his third gold of the competition. Schoeman who finished seventh in Barcelona and fourth in Eindhoven posted a 20.86 beating out Vlad Morozov for the win. Morozov finished second in a time of 21.00 followed by German Steffen Deibler who picked up his second bronze of the evening finishing in a time of 21.04.
Women’s 200 breaststroke
Rikke Moeller Pedersen of Denmark picked up the win in the women’s 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:15.93 breaking her own Danish record time of 2:16.08, a record she set at the World Short Course Championships in December.
Rie Kaneto of Japan finished in a distant second posting a time of 2:19.31 followed by Canadian Martha McCabe who finished third in a time of 2:19.85.
Women’s 100 IM
Katinka Hosszu won her third event of the evening taking the women’s 100 IM in a time of 57.74. Hosszu was not able to match the world record of 57.45 which she swum in the morning.
Australian Emily Seebhom won her second silver of the night finishing second in a time of 58.76 followed by Alia Atkinson who was just short of catching Seebhom in the final 50 meters finishing third in a time of 58.77.
Men’s 200 backstroke
Radoslaw Kawecki of Poland finished ahead of American Tyler Clary to the men’s 200 backstroke in Eindhoven and which happened once again in Berlin. Kawecki won the event in a time of 1:47.63 just under a second ahead of Clary who finished second posting a time of 1:48.60.
Ryosuke Irie of Japan finished third in a time of 1:50.72.
Women’s 50 butterfly
Jeanette Ottesen Gray was a little too anxious to win the 50 butterfly and jumped the gun. With Ottesen Gray’s disqualification Italian Ilaria Bianchi picked up the win finishing in a time of 25.62. She was followed by Canadians Katerine Savard and Sandrine Mainville. Savard finished second posting a time of 25.93 while Mainville picked up the bronze finishing in a time of 26.04.
Mixed 4 x 50 freestyle relay
The mixed 4 x 50 freestyle relay was won by the Netherlands who posted a time of 1:30.33. They were followed by the German team that recorded a time of 1:31.35 while a second team from the Netherlands finished third in a time of 1:32.31.