2015 FINA World Championships: Day Two Finals Live Recap


Men’s 100m Breaststroke – FINALS

  • 2013 World Champion: Christian Sprenger, AUS – 58.79
  • World Record: 57.92 – Adam Peaty, GBR – 2015
  • Championship Record: 58.18 – Adam Peaty, GBR – 2015

GOLD: Adam Peaty, GBR 58.52
SILVER: Cameron Van Der Burgh, RSA 58.59
BRONZE: Ross Murdoch, GBR 59.09

The men’s 100 breaststroke was a huge event for the British World Championship Team, claiming two of the three spots on the podium. World Record Holder Adam Peaty won the men’s 100 breaststroke with a time of 58.52, touching out South Africa’s Cameron Van Der Burgh by .07 seconds. They finished roughly a half second ahead of the bronze medalist, Ross Murdoch of Great Britain. Murdoch finished with a final time of 59.09.

Dimitry Balandin just missed the podium, finishing fourth with a time of 59.42. Baladin got his hands on the wall just ahead of Australia’s Jake Packard, who finished fifth at 59.44.

Giedrius Titenis and Kirill Prigoda were the final two swimmers under 1 minute in sixth and seventh place.

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Women’s 100m Butterfly – FINALS

GOLD: Sarah Sjostrom, SWE – 55.64 WR
SILVER: Jeanette Ottesen, DEN – 57.05
BRONZE: Lu Ying, CHN – 57.48

Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden managed to break her own world record from Semi-finals yesterday with a monster 55.64 in the women’s 100 butterfly. She ran away from the silver medalist, Jeannette Ottesen of Demnark, who finished with a 57.05. The Bronze medal went to China’s Lu Ying, who finished third with a time of 57.48.

Emma Mckeon (AUS) and Katarine Savard (CAN) just missed the podium, finishing fourth and fifth at 57.67 and 57.69, respectively.

Xinyi Chen (CHN) and Alexandra Nathalie Wenk (GER) were the final two swimmers to finish under 58 seconds, finishing sixth and seventh at 57.85 and 57.94.

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Men’s 100m Backstroke – Semi-finals

  • 2013 World Champion: Matt Grevers, USA – 52.93
  • World Record: 51.94 – Aaron Peirsol, USA – 2009
  • Championship Record: 52.19 – Aaron Peirsol, USA – 2009

Mitchell Larkin broke the Australian and Oceanic records to claim the top seed in the men’s 100 backstroke with a time of 52.38. Larkin leads the field by nearly a half second and is the new favorite to win the event tomorrow.

Camille LaCourt of France and Matt Grevers of the United States were the only other swimmers to finish under 53 seconds during the semi-finals. LaCourt had the second fastest time of 52.70, and Grevers was third in 52.73, which is faster than his winning time from 2013.

There was a tight group of four that finished between 53.13 and 53.19 for fourth through seventh. The final spot went to Chris Walker-Hebborn of Great Britain with his time of 53.39.

Irie Ryosuke – 53.13
Evgeny Rylov – 53.14
Xu Jiayu – 53.15
Liam Tancock – 53.19

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Women’s 100m Breaststroke – Semi-finals

  • 2013 World Champion: Ruta Meilutyte, LTU – 1:04.35
  • World Record: 1:04.35 – Ruta Meilutyte, LTU – 2013
  • Championship Record: 1:04.35 – Ruta Meilutyte, LTU – 2013

In front of a home crowd, Russia’s Yuliya Efimova earned the top seed in the women’s 100 breaststroke ahead of the world record holder, Ruta Meilutyte. Efimova posted a leading time of 1:05.60, which is just faster than Meilutyte’s 1:05.64.

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson leads a large group of swimmers that finished with 1:06’s. She is in third with a time of 1:06.21. Finishing behind her in the 1:06 range was Shi Jinglin (CHN), Kanako Watanabe (JPN), Jennie Johansson (SWE), and Arianna Castiglioni (ITA).

Hrafnhildur Luthersdottir of Iceland was the final qualifier with her time of 1:07.11

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Men’s 50m Butterfly – FINALS

  • 2013 World Champion: Cesar Ceilo, BRA – 23.01
  • World Record: 22.43 – Rafael Munoz, ESP – 2009
  • Championship Record: 22.67 – Milorad Cavic, SRB – 2009

GOLD: Florent Manaudou, FRA – 22.97
SILVER: Nicholas Santos, BRA – 23.09
BRONZE: Laszlo Cseh, HUN & Konrad Czerniak, POL – 23.15

Florent Manaudou of France claimed the Gold medal in the men’s 50 butterfly as the only swimmer to break 23 seconds in the final. Manaudou got his hands on the wall for the win in 22.97, finishing just ahead of Brazil’s Nicholas Santos at 23.09.

Hungary’s Laszo Cseh tied with Poland’s Konrad Czerniak at 23.15 for the bronze medal, putting four men on the podium for the men’s 50 butterfly.

Ukraine’s Andrii Govorov just missed the podium by .03 seconds, finishing in fifth place with a time of 23.18.

The 2013 World Champion, Cesar Cielo, earned a sixth place finish with his time of 23.21. Joseph Schooling broke the Asian record with his time of 23.25, which was good for seventh place.

Benjamin Proud of Great Britain rounded out the final with an eighth place time of 23.39.

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Women’s 100m Backstroke – Semi-finals

  • 2013 World Champion: Missy Franklin, USA – 58.42
  • World Record: 58.12 – Gemma Spofforth, GBR – 2009
  • Championship Record: 58.12 – Gemma Spofforth, GBR – 2009

After posting the fastest time during the prelims of the women’s 100 backstroke, Katinka Hosszu scratched from the event, opening it up again for the Australian Emily Seebohm. Seebohm took advantage of her semi-final swim, posting the fastest time of the session with a time of 58.56. Mie Nielsen posted the second fastest time of the semi-final heats with a 58.84.

Seebohm’s teammate, Madison Wilson, qualified in third with her time of 59.05. Fu Yuanhui finished just ahead of the 2013 World Champion, Missy Franklin, for fourth place with her time of 59.33. Franklin finished fifth with a 59.42.

Anastasiia Fesikova (RUS), Kathleen Baker (USA), and Lauren Quigley (GBR) were the final three swimmers to qualify for the finals.

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Men’s 200m Freestyle – Semi-finals

  • 2013 World Champion: Yannick Agnel, FRA – 1:44.20
  • World Record: 1:42.00 – Paul Biedermann, GER – 2009
  • Championship Record: 1:42.00 – Paul Biedermann, GER – 2009

Ryan Lochte of the United States was on a mission, powering through his semi-final swim to claim the top seed in the men’s 200 freestyle from the outside lane. Lochte utilized his new underwater kick-out technique and finished with a final time of 1:45.36. James Guy of Great Britain posted the second fastest time of the session, breaking the British record with his time of 1:45.43 in the process.

The rest of the field was very tight. Third place through eighth place all finished between 1:46.09 and 1:46.45.

Australia’s Cameron McEvoy is sitting in third, and he is followed by Chad Le Clos (RSA), Sun Yang (CHN), Paul Biedermann (GER), Sebastiaan Verschuren (NED), and Alexsandr Krasnykh (RUS).

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Women’s 200m IM – FINALS

  • 2013 World Champion: Katinka Hosszu, HUN – 2:07.92
  • World Record: 2:06.15 – Ariana Kukors, USA – 2009
  • Championship Record: 2:06.15 – Ariana Kukors, USA – 2009

GOLD: Katinka Hosszu, HUN – 2:06.12 WR
SILVER: Kanako Watanabe, JPN – 2:08.45
BRONZE: Siobhan Marie O’Connor, GBR – 2:08.77

Katinka Hosszu put on a show, breaking Ariana Kukors’ World Record from 2009 of 2:06.15 to win the women’s 200 IM World Championship title. Hosszu finished with a final time of 2:06.12, braking Kukor’s World Record by .03 seconds.

Kanako Watanabe of Japan reached in for silver with her time of 2:08.45. She held of Great Britain’s Siobhan Marie O’Connor, the Bronze medalist, who finished with her time of 2:08.77.

Maya DiRado of the United States just missed the podium with her fourth place time of 2:08.99.

There was a gap before the fifth place finisher, Hannah Miley of Great Britain, touched the wall. Miley finished with a time of 2:10.19. Canada’s Sydney Pickrem and United State’s Melanie Marsalis finished sixth and seventh at 2:10.32 and 2:10.42, respectively.

China’s Ye Shiwen struggled through the final, earning an eighth place finish with her final time of 2:14.01.

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David Plummer is reported to have a stomach bug and not feeling 100%. I hope the coaches are smart enough to use a healthy Murphy in the prelims of the medley relay at least.

Irish Ringer

Would be a wise decision. They need better than a 53 mid.


Unbelievably he did 1 second and a bit faster than your set standard for that prelim. How can you explain that?


Is there any way to reverse the order of the comments and put the most recent comments at the top? I ask this for those of use who don’t have access to a live feed or don’t want to check our twitter feed at work, but who can sneak a peak at this site periodically to get updates. I really enjoy the updates and the running commentary but it is a bit cumbersome to wade through all of the comments to see the results of the most recent swims.

Thank you.


Years of Plain Suck

I like oldest comments on top (the way SwimSwam currently does it). Reading them in that way gives you a narrative. You don’t get that reading them newest-to-oldest. IMHO


APPLESANDORANGES – simply scroll to the bottom and read upwards. 😉


My two cents. It is easy to simply put a button on the site for people to select “Oldest to Newest” or “Newest to Oldest”. It is a simple task for a computer after all… microseconds. Hah.


Can someone give me the link for the live stream today ? Really want to watch

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