2015 FINA World Cup Doha: Finals Live Recap

2015 FINA WORLD CUP: DOHA

Men’s 100 freestyle

The men’s 100 freestyle saw the return of 200 freestyle Olympic champion Yannick Agnel of France, who was forced to withdraw from the World Championships this summer due to illness. But it was South African Chad le Clos who was the star of the first event in Doha.

Federico Grabich of Argentina had the lead at the 50 meter mark turning in a time of 23.65 followed closely by le Clos who reached the halfway mark in a time of 23.78. The second 50 meters was all le Clos who came back in a 25.28 winning the event in a time of 48.96, which places him second in the world rankings.

Grabich finished second posting a time of 49.39 followed by Frenchman Jeremy Stravius who in the wall in a time of 49.42. Grabich and Stravius are now positioned fourth and fifth in the world rankings.

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Agnel finished fifth in a time of 49.65.

Women’s 200 freestyle

Hungarian Katinka Hosszu, who leads the World Cup Series with 483 points, took the women’s 200 freestyle in a time of 1:56.60. Hosszu’s current season’s best is a 1:55.81, which she posted at the World Cup stop in Hong Kong.

Italian Federica Pellegrini, who won the silver in this event at the World Championships in Kazan, finished second recording a 1:58.06. Pellegrini’s time puts her fourth in the world rankings.

Coralie Balmy of France collected the bronze in a time of 1:58.92.

Men’s 50 breaststroke

South African Cameron van der Burgh continued his domination of the sprint breaststroke events winning the 50 in a time of 26.96. van der Burgh’s time beats his previous season’s best and world’s top time of 27.03 which he posted at the World Cup in Beijing.

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Coming into the event the South African led the World Cup point standings with 279 adding another 12 points to his total with this win.

Fellow South African Giullo Zorzi finished second in a time of 27.69 followed by American Kevin Cordes who recorded a 27.81.

Zorzi’s time places him fourth in the world rankings.

Women’s 100 breaststroke

American Molly Hannis took the women’s 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:06.94.

Hannis, who already sits second in the world rankings with a time of 1:07.12, improves her season’s best, but not her position in the rankings as Kanako Watanabe of Japan still leads the way with a 1:06.49.

Jamaican Alia Atkinson finished second in a time of 1:07.83 followed by Australian Leiston Pickett who collected the bronze in a time of 1:08.15.

Women’s 100 butterfly

American Felicia Lee won the women’s 100 butterfly in a time of 58.83. Lee turned third at the 50 meter mark in a time of 27.98, trailing Hungarian Zsuzsanna Jakabos by 32 one-hundredths of a second. Lee over took Jakabos in the second 50 splitting a 30.85 while the Hungarian came home in a time of 31.32.

Lee put herself in a three way tie with Egyptian Farida Osman and Lu Ying of China for fourth in the world rankings.

Jakabos finished second in a time of 58.98 followed by American Cassidy Bayer who posted a 59.52.

Men’s 100 backstroke

Australian Mitch Larkin surprised himself with his result at the World Cup stop in Tokyo when he posted a 52.48 in the men’s 100 backstroke, it will be interesting to see his reaction to the 52.26 which he posted today in Doha.

Larkin beat the time of 52.40 which he won the event with at 2015 World Championships.

The Australian turned at the halfway mark in a time of 25.32, three one-hundredths of a second ahead of American Aaron Peirsol‘s world record pace. He was not able to sustain the world record pace finishing 27 one-hundredths of a second off of Perisol’s world record time of 51.94, which he posted in 2009.

With his time Larkin sets new Commonwealth and Australian records.

Amreican David Plummer finished second in a time of 53.18 which places him second in the world rankings behind Larkin.

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Masaki Kaneko of Japan finished third posting a time of 54.33.

Women’s 50 backstroke

Australian Emily Seebohm continued to roll in the women’s backstroke events posting a winning time in the 50 of 27.85. Seebohm fell short of her season’s best of 27.49, which currently sits atop of the world rankings.

American Natalie Coughlin finished second in a time of 28.23, which places her fifth in the world rankings while Hosszu collected her second medal of the evening winning the bronze in a time of 28.40.

Men’s 200 butterfly

Chad le Clos picked up his second win of the evening taking the men’s 200 butterfly in a time of 1:55.80. The time puts le Clos third in the world rankings behind Masato Sakai of Japan (1:54.57) and Li Zhuhao of China (1:55.52).

Viktor Bromer of Denmark finished second in a time of 1:56.30 followed by Australian Chris Wright who recorded a 1:57.03.

Bromer now sits fourth in the world rankings while Wright is in fifth.

Women’s 200 IM

Just as they did in Tokyo, Katinka Hosszu and American Caitlin Leverenz finished first and second in the women’s 200 IM. Hosszu took the event in a time of 2:10.22 followed by Leverenz who touched in a time of 2:11.08.

Hosszu missed her season’s best of 2:09.85, which is the world’s top time, while Leverenz beat her season’s best of 2:11.26 and continues to hold down the second position in the world rankings.

Sakiko Shimizu of Japan took the bronze in a time of 2:12.56 finishing two one-hundredths of a second outside of the world’s top five.

Men’s 400 freestyle

After the first 50 meters Great Britain’s James Guy led the men’s 400 freestyle, eventually winning the event in a time of 3:46.76. Guy now sits atop of the world rankings displacing Egyptian Ahmed Akram who had the previously held down that position after posting a time of 3:48.06 in September.

Velimir Stjepanovic of Serbia finished second in a time of 3:48.70 just ahead of Stephen Milne of Great Britain who hit the wall in a time of 3:48.74. Stjepanovic and Milne now sit fourth and fifth in the world rankings.

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Women’s 50 freestyle

Anna Satamans of France took the women’s 50 freestyle in a time of 24.95, one tenth of a second ahead of Australian Melanie Wright who recorded a 25.05. Satamans’ time puts her in a tie for fifth in the world rankings with Miki Uchida of Japan.

Wright was not able to beat her season’s best of 24.92 which has her in the fourth place position in the world rankings.

Natalie Coughlin finished third in a time of 25.40.

Men’s 200 breaststroke

Olympic champion Daniel Gyurta of Hungary won the men’s 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:10.33, which places him fourth in the world rankings. Gyurta looks to rebound from a subpar World Championships, by his standards, where he finished third behind Marco Koch of Germany and American Kevin Cordes.

Russian Oleg Kostin finished second in a time of 2:11.44 followed by Cameron van der Burgh who posted a 2:12.14.

Women’s 200 backstroke

Emily Seebohm took her second event of the evening winning the women’s 200 backstroke in a 2:07.19. Seebohm trailed Katinka Hosszu going into the final 50 meters, but out split the Hungarian by almost two seconds posting a 30.87 compared to Hosszu’s 32.67.

Hosszu finished second in a time of 2:08.73.

Seebohm’s time beats her season’s best of 2:08.08 retaining the top spot in the world rankings.

Daryna Zevina of the Ukraine finished third in a time of 2:11.05.

Men’s 50 butterfly

Chad le Clos finished off his evening with a third victory in the men’s 50 butterfly. The South African took the event in a time of 23.43, which beats his season’s best of 23.50 and keeps him in the third place position in the world rankings.

American Giles Smith finished second in a time of 23.58, which puts him fourth in the world rankings.

Serbian Ivan Lender collected the bronze in a time of 23.87.

Women’s 800 freestyle

Lauren Boyle of New Zealand took the women’s 800 freestyle in a time of 8:24.76. She was followed by Jaz Carlin of Great Britain who posted a 8:27.25 and Sarah Kohler of Germany who recorded a 8:28.76.

All three women split there races well. At the halfway mark Boyle turned in a time of 4:13.68 followed by Carlin who split a 4:13.72 and Kohler who hit the wall in a 4:14.01. Boyle had a tremendous second half finishing in a time of 4:11.08 while Carlin just missed even splitting finishing in a 4:13.73. Kohler finished in a 4:14.75.

The three women now sit first, second and third in the world rankings.

Men’s 400 IM

Hungarian David Verraszto took the men’s 400 IM with ease hitting the wall in a time of 4:16.17. Verraszto was off his season’s best of 4:15.60 which currently sits third in the world rankings.

Verraszto was followed by American Sean Grieshop who touched in a time of 4:18.63 and Keita Sunama of Japan who posted a 4:22.15.

 

 

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Hank
6 years ago

The focus of these articles is always times and results. Never anything revealed about the swimmers’ training. It would be nice to know more about that and why different swimmers are seeing different results as they relate to training.

verram
6 years ago

its a bit disconcerting when Australia currently has faster backstrokers (both 100m and 200m) than they do butterflyers…put it this way, if Larkin was to swim against our best butterflyers in Australia, especially in the 200m, he would probably win

Pvk
6 years ago

Mitch Larkin is a monster. 1:53 at the beginning= 1:51 *knock on wood* by the summer

ecb
6 years ago

Thank you Bobo!

Javi
6 years ago

Very impressed with Larkin. This guy is absolutely a beast. A sub 1:53 in 200 back tomorrow won’t surprise me. I also want to higlight the perfomances of Le Clos( 3 victories with pretty good times) and Hosszu( 2 victories and a second behind Seebohm).
As for the US youngsters, Greashop looked good with that 4:18 in 400 IM. Hoped a little bit more from Rooney and Andrew.

bobo gigi
6 years ago

Can someone really give me the secrets of Larkin and Seebohm this year?
They are now able to swim crazy fast times at every meet.
52-second and 58-second machines.
And both finish now like bullets. Seebohm is now used to finishing her last 50 of each of her 200 back in 30 seconds.
That transformation from very good swimmers into unbeatable swimmers with an insane consistency and insane finishes is really astonishing.

swimdoc
Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

Please don’t tell me it’s USRPT.

TA
Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

I’ve been told that they eat a lot of kangaroo meat during their heavy training cycles.

BoboGigiSuperfan
Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

Seebohm and Larkin’s improvement is nowhere near as dramatic as transformation of Muffat r.i.p in 2011-2012 and her fall I’m 2013.

Zenin Miller
6 years ago

cool

luigi
6 years ago

These Aussie backstrokers are so consistently fast it’s not even funny. Rio is going to be oh so very exciting, and I mean not just the individual races but the relays.

Also of note, Agnel’s return to acceptable race form and Le Clos convincingly branching out in the freestyle.

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