2016 Mare Nostrum Tour – Canet: Day 1 Finals Live Recap


Day 1 of finals of the Mare Nostrum Series – Canet is upon us with A final action getting started at 6 PM local time / 12 PM Eastern. B finals went off at 4 PM local time, and results can be found at the results link above. Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu led the charge this morning taking the top seed in all four of her events, so it will be interesting to see how many she can take down tonight.

Women’s 50m Back Final

  1. Katinka Hosszu, Hungary, 28.07
  2. Anastasiia Fesikova, Russia, 28.18
  3. Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwe, 28.43

Katinka Hosszu defended her top seed in the 50 back, touching in 28.07 to claim the win. Russia’s Anastasiia Fesikova was a close 2nd in 28.18, and Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe took 3rd in 28.43. Fesikova’s Russian teammate Daria Ustinova was 4th in 28.62. The top seven finishers all broke 29 seconds.

Men’s 50m Back Final

  1. Camille Lacourt, CN Marseille, 24.87
  2. Jan-Philip Glania, Germany, 25.27
  3. Guilherme Guido, Brazil, 25.45

Camille Lacourt exploded to win the 50 back, breaking 25 seconds in a very quick 24.87. Jan-Philip Glania of Germany was 2nd in 25.27, and Guilherme Guido of Brazil was 3rd in 25.45. Top seed from prelims Chris Walker-Hebborn of Great Britain found himself outside the podium in 4th in 25.53, and Australian Ben Treffers was 5th in 25.72.

Women’s 50m Free Final

  1. Jeanette Ottesen, Denmark, 24.64
  2. Chantal Van Landeghem, Canada, 24.68
  3. Therese Alshammar, Sweden, 24.75

Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen defended her top seed in the 50 free just edging out Canadian Chantal Van Landeghem by four one-hundredths, 24.64 to 24.68. Olympic veteran Therese Alshammar of Sweden touched 3rd in 24.75, and Dorothea Brandt of Germany took 4th in 25.04.

Men’s 50m Free Final

  1. Andriy Govorov, Ukraine, 21.73
  2. Krisztian Takacs,Hungary, 22.25
  3. Shioura Shinri, Japan, 22.55

Sprint specialist Andriy Govorov of Ukraine cruised to the win in the men’s 50 free final, winning by over half a second in 21.73. Hungary’s Krisztian Takacs was a distant 2nd in 22.25, and Japan’s Shioura Shinri edged out South Africa’s Douglas Erasmus by one one-hundredth for bronze (22.55 to 22.56).

Women’s 800m Free Fastest Heat

  1. Jazmin Carlin, Great Britain, 8:25.23
  2. Sharon Van Rouwendaal, Netherlands, 8:33.68
  3. Tjasa Oder, Slovenia, 8:34.94

Great Britain’s Jazmin Carlin cruised to a decisive win in the women’s 800 free, winning by over eight seconds in 8:25.23. Sharon Van Rouwendaal of the Netherlands picked up 2nd place in 8:33.68, and Slovenia’s Tjasa Oder was 3rd in 8:34.94.

Men’s 400m Free Final

  1. Aleksandr Krasnykh, Russia, 3:46.96
  2. James Guy, Great Britain, 3:47.01
  3. Devon Myles Brown, South Africa, 3:48.82

Russia’s Aleksandr Krasnykh, who was coming off a B final win in the 200 free after missing the A final, scored a big win in the men’s 400 free just out-touching World silver medallist James Guy of Great Britain. Krasnykh won in 3:46.96 with Guy just behind in 3:47.01. Devon Myles Brown of South Africa rounded out the podium in 3rd in 3:48.82.

Women’s 200m Back Final

  1. Katinka Hosszu, Hungary, 2:06.88 * Meet Record
  2. Daria Ustinova, Russia, 2:08.36
  3. Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwe, 2:09.09

Katinka Hosszu had a phenomenal swim in the 200 back to secure her second win of the night, clocking a time of 2:06.88 to set a new meet record. That swim improves Hosszu’s previous season best of 2:07.01 from the European Championships, and moves her past Russia’s Daria Ustinova for 3rd in the world rankings. Ustinova was 2nd in this race in 2:08.36, and Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe was 3rd in 2:09.09.

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Men’s 200m Back Final

  1. Kosuke Hagino, Japan, 1:58.29
  2. Christian Diener, Germany, 1:58.84
  3. Andrei Shabasov, Russia, 1:59.16

Kosuke Hagino of Japan won a title battle in the 200 back with Christian Diener of Germany, winning in 1:58.29 over Diener’s 1:58.84. Russia’s Andrei Shabasov wasn’t far behind in 3rd in 1:59.16, and China’s Jin Yang was also under two minutes, 4th in 1:59.84.

Women’s 100m Breast Final

  1. Rikke Moller Pedersen, Denmark, 1:07.23
  2. Kanako Watanabe, Japan, 1:07.75
  3. Jessica Vall, Spain, 1:08.13

Denmark’s Rikke Moller Pedersen came out on top in the women’s 100 breast in 1:07.23, taking out Japan’s Kanako Watanabe who finished 2nd in 1:07.75. Jessica Vall of Spain was 3rd in 1:08.13, and Runa Imai of Japan finished 4th in 1:08.93.

Men’s 100m Breast Final

  1. Felipe Franca da Silva, Brazil, 1:00.11
  2. Cameron van der Burgh, South Africa, 1:00.26
  3. Anton Chupkov, Russia, 1:00.38

Brazil’s Felipe Franca da Silva came out on top in a very tight men’s 100 breast final that saw all eight swimmers in the A final finish within a second of each other. Franca da Silva touched 1st in 1:00.11 just ahead of Cameron van der Burgh (1:00.26) of South Africa and Anton Chupkov (1:00.38) of Russia. Top seed from the morning Ross Murdoch of Great Britain settled for 4th in 1:00.46.

Women’s 200m IM Final

  1. Katinka Hosszu, Hungary, 2:08.93 * Meet Record
  2. Kanako Watanabe, Japan, 2:11.54
  3. Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwe, 2:12.29

Katinka Hosszu kept the momentum going in the 200 IM, winning her third consecutive event of the night in 2:08.93, well clear of runner-up Kanako Watanabe. Watanabe was 2nd in 2:11.54, and Kirsty Coventry was 3rd in 2:12.29. Hosszu will look to go 4-for-4 at the end of the session in the 200 free.

Men’s 400m IM Final

  1. Kosuke Hagino, Japan, 4:09.52
  2. Jacob Heidtmann, Germany, 4:14.75
  3. Mao Feilian, China, 4:19.42

Kosuke Hagino won his second event of the night handily in the 400 IM, clocking 4:09.52 to just trail his world #1 time of 4:08.9. World Championship finalist last year Jacob Heidtmann finished 2nd in 4:14.75, and China’s Mao Feilian was 3rd in 4:19.42.

Women’s 100m Fly Final

  1. Jeanette Ottesen, Denmark, 57.40
  2. Penny Oleksiak, Canada, 57.44
  3. Liliana Szilagyi, Hungary, 57.95

Jeanette Ottesen won her second event of the night, and it was the second time she out-touched a Canadian by 0.04 for the win. Ottesen touched first in 57.40, with Canada’s Penny Oleksiak just behind in 57.44. Liliana Szilagyi of Hungary ended up 3rd in 57.95, and top seed from prelims Katerine Savard of Canada settled for 4th in 58.06.

Men’s 100m Fly Final

  1. Chad Le Clos, South Africa, 51.56 * Meet Record
  2. Steffen Deibler, Germany, 51.91
  3. Mehdy Metella, CN Marseille, 52.30

South Africa’s Chad Le Clos won the men’s 100 fly in 51.56, with Germany’s Steffen Deibler the only other man under 52 seconds in 51.91 for 2nd. Mehdy Metella, competing for CN Marseille, was 3rd in 52.30.

Women’s 200m Free Final

  1. Charlotte Bonnet, France, 1:56.84
  2. Katinka Hosszu, Hungary, 1:56.85
  3. Veronika Popova, Russia, 1:56.95

After a very impressive record of 3-for-3 so far in finals, Hosszu was denied her fourth win by one one-hundredth of a second in the 200 free, losing out to France’s Charlotte Bonnet who won in 1:56.84. Hosszu was 1:56.85, while Russia’s Veronika Popova was 3rd in 1:56.95, in a very tight finish. Popova’s Russian teammate Viktoriia Andreeva was 4th in 1:57.48.

Men’s 200m Free Final

  1. Yannick Agnel, France, 1:47.28
  2. Devon Myles Brown, South Africa, 1:47.62
  3. Kosuke Hagino, 1:47.69

Yannick Agnel came out on top in a packed 200 free field that saw the top five swimmers go 1:47-something. Agnel won in 1:47.28 over Devon Myles Brown (1:47.62), Kosuke Hagino (1:47.69), James Guy (1:47.71), and Steven Milne (1:47.83). Brown and Guy both already had the 400 free this session, while Hagino previously won the 200 back and 400 IM.


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6 years ago

That’s why I said “streak” Bobo, she churns out high quality swims in a relentless fashion. We know history is made at Olympics.

Reply to  Bob
6 years ago

More star swimmers could probably do this if they wanted, but my best guess is that they don’t find the tour money enough to go around the world. Who is there to compare to? Sjostrom and Ledecky are always fast in meets, but are a lot more selective in where they compete. Campbells, Seebohm etc. are also “WL fast” in season, but same case there. Half of what Hosszu is doing is that she’s the only one even trying, imo. Don’t think it works on the men’s side though, taper plays a much bigger factor there and you’re done at the big meet if you don’t build up properly.

Reply to  Joe
6 years ago

Money is more and more yearly, this year close to USD 2,2M. But only professionals could got it, e.g. KL. not. Not speaking about the distances, Seebohm is there but she is a backstroke swimmer. Campbells free, Sjostrom fly and free, LeClos fly and 200free etc. Swimmers from Kazan were also there. A. Atkinson, Zs. Jakabos, M.Frankln, J. Ottesen, or CMDB and D. Verraszto (both whole year), Larkin…etc. The competitors in different events and the selection depends on so many things.

Reply to  Joe
6 years ago

Please don’t make such a sexist comment.

6 years ago

KH never tired, always on world bests, has to be the greatest streak of all time, or am I missing something?

bobo gigi
Reply to  Bob
6 years ago

And still no olympic medals.
History is made at olympic games.

Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

This is likely to change in Rio.

Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

Two golds and at least one more, perhaps minor will be.

Scott Morgan
6 years ago

Go team Denmark! Rikke’s speed is looking good for her 200. She has the most beautiful looking stroke I think.

6 years ago

James, I think Katinka’s w2back is also a Meet Record.

6 years ago

Got to be a good confidence boost for Agnel to beat a field that has Guy and Hagino. He has just seemed so unsure of himself in recent interviews.

Reply to  2Fat4Speed
6 years ago

I agree he seems to have a big mental block. How did he look in this race?

Reply to  Crawler
6 years ago

He was good, he was fighting. Winning a close race gives a real boost. Actually Stravius ( 6.) and Pothain (7. )were also there.

Reply to  2Fat4Speed
6 years ago

It was a good swim for him, no doubt BUT Hagino swam the 200 back early in the session AND the 400 IM right before the 200 free. Also Guy swam the 400 free earlier too. Not sure how much Agnel can take away from the win over these swimmers? It was a good time but……

6 years ago

Italo Duarte went 22,24 on B Final

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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