2015 FINA World Cup Beijing: Day 2 Prelims Recap


The second day of prelims at the 2015 FINA World Cup Beijing was lackluster in terms of results, but setup a few races should be exciting to watch in tonight’s finals.

Once again the Campbell sisters of Australia will go head to head in the women’s 100 freestyle with Bronte posting a 54.58 followed by Cate who recorded a 54.76. In last night’s 50 freestyle final Cate go the better of her younger sister, tonight Bronte will look to return the favour. American Missy Franklin qualified with the third fastest time of 55.16.

Franklin will also be vying for the gold in the women’s 100 backstroke where she posted the second fastest qualifying time of 1:01.50. She will be up against 100 backstroke world champion Emily Seebohm who had the morning’s fastest time of 1:01.23.

After winning the 100 breaststroke on Tuesday Jamaican Alia Atkinson will look to win her second gold of the competition in the women’s 50 breaststroke. Atkinson posted a 31.50 followed by Zhang Jiaying of China who recorded a 31.97 and American Micah Lawrence who finished in a time of 32.01.

Lawrence will also be involved in the women’s 200 breaststroke where she goes into the final with the fastest qualifying time of 2:28.57.

On the men’s side the 400 IM gold and silver medalist posted the top two times in this morning’s 200 IM. Australian Tomas Elliott, who won the silver in the 400 IM, finished in a time of 2:04.27 followed by 400 IM champion David Verraszto of Hungary who recorded a 2:04.38.

Australian Ashley Delaney, who won the men’s 100 backstroke, posted the fastest qualifying time in the 50 backstroke hitting the wall in a time of 25.41.

Yan Zibel of China had the fastest qualifying time of 1:01.93 in the men’s 100 breaststroke followed by Zhang Zhihao who posted a 1:01.97 and South African Cameron van der Burgh who put up a 1:02.05.

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