The 2015 FINA World Cup Series is unique because the athletes will be competing in a 50 meter poor rather than the series’ traditional 25 meter pool.
Today marks the start of the second stop of the 2015 World Cup Series and will be the last meet of the first cluster. In addition to the normal prize money available, there will also be an addition $300,000 split between the top 6 male and top 6 female finishers after the first two meets.
2015 FINA WORLD CUP: CHARTRES-PARIS
- Saturday, August 15th – Sunday, August 16th
- L’Odyssée – Chartres, France
- Prelims 3:30am EDT/Finals 11:00am EDT Saturday ~ 12:00pm EDT Sunday
- Psych Sheet
- Schedule/Live Results
- FINA Live Stream
- Day 1 Prelims Coverage
Men’s 100 Freestyle
Mehdy Metella rocked the first event of the night, winning the 100 freestyle in his home country with a time of 48.69. Jeremy Stravius also earned a top three finish in his home country with a 48.93 for third.
Josh Schneider finished in second with a 48.91.
Women’s 200 Freestyle
It didn’t take long for Katinka Hosszu to win her first event of the meet. Hosszu ran away with the women’s 200 freestyle, touching the wall at 1:56.06.
Missy Franklin finished second with a 1:57.28 and Charlotte Bonnet finished exactly one second behind her with a 1:58.28 for third.
Men’s 50 Breaststroke
Cameron Van Der Burgh maintained his speed from the World Championships last week, winning the men’s 50 breaststroke with a 26.74. Brendan McHugh finished second at 27.61 and Renato David Prono Fernandez finished third at 27.76.