2015 FINA WORLD CUP: DOHA
- Monday, November 2nd and Tuesday, November 3rd
- Prelims – 10 am local (3 am EST) Finals – 6 pm local (10 am EST)
- Hamad Aquatic Center
- Full Schedule/Meet Information
- Start Lists/Live Results
- FINA Live Stream
- Point Standings After Tokyo
- Meet Preview
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.