The 2015 FINA World Cup Series is unique because the athletes will be competing in a 50 meter pool rather than the series’ traditional 25 meter pool.
Today is the second and final day 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
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- Schedule/Live Results
- FINA Live Stream
- Day 2 Prelims Coverage
Women’s 100 Freestyle
In a repeat podium of yesterday’s 200m freestyle, Katinka Hosszu (HUN) out-touched Missy Franklin (USA), 54.30 to 54.34. FRA’s Charlotte Bonnet again took bronze, this time in 54.49.
USA’s Natalie Coughlin was just behind in 54.87, and yesterday’s 50m free champion, FRA’s Anna Santamans, was fifth in 54.94.
Men’s 200 Freestyle
Daniel Smith earned the first first men’s event of the day with a 1:46.50 in the men’s 200 freestyle. He put some distance between himself and the rest of the field, winning the event by more than a second.
Myles Brown has come alive during the first two legs of the 2015 World Cup Series, earning another medal with a 1:47.55 for second. The Bronze medal was won by Frenchman Jérémy Stravius with his time of 1:48.11.
Jonathan Atsu just missed the podium with his final time of 1:49.36.
Women’s 50 Breaststroke
It was a tight field in the women’s 50m breast but Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson prevailed once again over the Americans. Atkinson came to the wall in 30.85, .10 ahead of Katie Meili (30.95) and Breeja Larson (31.06).
Fanny Lecluyse of Belgium edged Melanie Margalis for fourth, 31.23 to 31.48.
Men’s 100 Breaststroke
Cameron Van Der Burgh held off the American breaststroke contingent to win the men’s 100 breaststroke, posting a big 58.97.
Nic Fink and Cody Miller finished second and third at 1:00.00 and 1:00.21, respectively.
Kazuki Kohinata of Japan earned a fourth-place finish with his time of 1:00.45. Brendan McHugh was the only other American in the field. McHugh finished sixth at 1:00.74.
Men’s 100 Butterfly
Chad Le Clos earned another title in the men’s 100 butterfly, winning with a time of 51.04. American Tom Shields fell on the wrong side of the touch once again with a second-place finish of 51.27.
Tim Phillips earned a bronze medal with a 52.10, and David Morgan finished just outside of the top three at 52.74.
Women’s 100 Backstroke
It was a dominating performance by Emily Seebohm of Australia in the women’s 100m back. She took it out fast and held the lead throughout the race, finishing in 58.91, the only sub-1:00 in the field.
Hosszu climbed to the podium for the second time of the evening, this time a silver medalist. She out-touched Missy Franklin for second, 1:00.05 to 1:00.47.
Russia’s Daria Ustinova missed the podium by .22, coming in fourth with 1:00.69.
Men’s 50 Backstroke
Camille Lacourt earned gold in his home country as the only swimmer in the field to break 25 seconds in the men’s 50 backstroke. He touched the wall at 24.75 for the victory.
Pavel Sankovich of Belarus finished second with a 25.17 and Singapore’s Quah Zheng Wen finished third with a 24.69.
France did very well in prelims, putting four swimmers into finals. The other three Frenchman finished fifth, sixth, and seventh.
Women’s 200 Butterfly
Germany’s Franziska Hentke had a fantastic finish to take gold in the women’s 200m fly. After a fourth-place finish in Kazan and a second-place finish in Moscow, Hentke made it to the top rung of the podium with 2:06.58. Cammile Adams had led at the 100, but Hentke and she turned together at the 150 and battled down the final stretch. Adams came to the wall in 2:06.73.
Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos earned the bronze medal, outsplitting Australia’s Madeline Groves over the last 100 for a final time of 2:07.11 to Groves’ 2:07.92.
Men’s 200 IM
The men’s 200 IM final featured only four swimmers; six had entered the event, including Jordan Le Clos, who had a disqualification in prelims. Hiromasa Fujimori (JPN) took it out early, up by nearly a half a body length after the butterfly leg. Hungary’s David Verraszto, who won gold in the men’s 400m IM, was in third position behind Fujimori and France’s Ganesh Pedurand. It’s not an altogether unusal spot for Verraszto, whose second half is his strong point. However, unlike the 400, Verraszto was unable to overcome his deficit at the 100, and wound up third.
Fujimora held his lead and earned the win with a 1:59.29. He was the only swimmer in the final to break two minutes. Pedurand finished second at 2:01.73, Verraszto was third at 2:02.92, and Jiang Tiansheng of China finished fourth at 2:04.20.
Women’s 400 Freestyle
It was another incredibly exciting finish, second only to the women’s 200 fly on the thrill-o-meter. China’s Li Bingjie had taken it out early from lane 5; she was out in 59.48 at the 100, but couldn’t hold her pace. New Zealand’s Lauren Boyle, who won the 800m free yesterday, pulled even at the 150 and took over the lead at the 200 turn. Lindsay Vrooman went with Boyle, passing Li as well.
By the 300 wall, Hosszu had moved into third. Boyle and Vrooman were still together, and over the final 50 they battled fiercely for gold. Vrooman put her legs into it over the final 25 meters and prevailed, 4:07.16 to Boyle’s 4:07.80. Hosszu maintained her position and earned bronze with 4:09.31.
Men’s 50 Freestyle
Josh Schneider sprinted to Gold in the men’s 50 freestyle with a quick time of 22.11.
Clement Mignon of France earned a silver medal in front of his home country, touching the wall with a 22.40, holding off Tommaso D’Orsogna and Nosy Pélagie. D’Orsogna and Pélagie tied for third at 22.44.
Women’s 200 Breaststroke
Vitilina Simonova of Russia won the women’s 200 breast after a protracted fight for the top spot against Breeja Larson. The pair turned together at the 100 and the 150, but Simonova outsplit Larson by more than a second over the last 50 meters to earn the gold medal. At the touch, it was Simonova with 2:25.26; Larson, 2:26.36. Lisa Zaiser (AUT) had a great swim out in lane 7 for the bronze medal, going 2:30.16.
Men’s 200 Backstroke
Chad Le Clos secured his second victory of the day with a 1:57.81 in the men’s 200 backstroke. It was quite a performance, coming out of nowhere to pass everyone over the last 30 meters or so. At the 100, Le Clos was 2 seconds behind then-leader Ashley Delaney of Australia.
Swimming in an outside lane, Delaney held the lead all the way through the 150. But Le Clos split a 28.44 final 50 (.40 faster than his first 50) and rocketed past the field. Keita Sunama of Japan also moved past Delaney over the final 50 meters and finished second in 1:58.57. Delaney wound up third with 1:59.24.
Women’s 50 Butterfly
France’s Béryl Gastaldello earned her second gold medal in as many days, this time with 26.35 in the women’s 50 fly. The home crowd was treated to a 1-2 sweep of the podium as Marie Wattel took second in 26.46. Switzerland’s Sasha Touretski completed the podium with her 26.60 third-place finish.
Claire Donahue just missed the bronze medal, touching in 26.74 for fourth, just 2/100 ahead of Japan’s Misaki Yamaguchi (26.76). 50 free champion Anna Santamans (FRA) took sixth in 26.92.
Men’s 1500 Freestyle
The 2015 World Champion Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy didn’t take any time off after winning the 1500m freestyle in Kazan. He repeated his 1500 win in Moscow at the first stop of the 2015 World Cup Series, and he won again tonight with a 15:04.98.
Jan Micka (CZE) and Damien Joly (FRA) battled down the stretch for the silver medal. Micka outsplit Joly by about 9/10, and that was all he needed to place second with 15:07.75. Joly earned the bronze medal going 15:08.07.
Women’s 400 IM
There were no surprises on the top rung of the podium in the women’s 400m IM as Katinka Hosszu ended the day as she had begun it, with a gold medal. Hosszu took it out with an easy fly, making the fly-to-back turn a second behind fellow Hungarian Zsuzsanna Jakabos. Hosszu took over during the backstroke, though, and never looked back. She won with 4:35.80; Jakabos took second with 4:37.63.
Cammile Adams had been in third place through the first 200 meters, but Thi Anh Vien Nguyen of Vietnam passed her in the breaststroke. Nguyen wound up with the bronze medal, finishing in 4:42.53, while Adams took fourth in 4:44.77.