2016 Mare Nostrum Tour – Canet: Day 2 Finals Live Recap


The final session of the Mare Nostrum stop in Canet en Roussillon is set to get underway with plenty of exciting races slated for the night. Headlining the meet has been Hungarian Katinka Hosszu, who won three gold medals and 1 silver yesterday. She’s in contention for three more medals today in the 400 free, 100 back and 400 IM.

Women’s 50 Breast Final

  1. Jhennifer Conceicao, Brazil, 31.34
  2. Kanako Watanabe, Japan, 31.76
  3. Rikke Moller Pedersen, Denmark, 31.77

Brazil’s Jhennifer Conceicao defended her top seed in the women’s 50 breast, claiming the win in 31.34. Kanako Watanabe of Japan won a tight battle for the silver medal, touching in 31.76 ahead of Rikke Moller Pedersen (31.77), Jing-En Phee (31.84), and Tjasa Vozel (32.00).

Men’s 50 Breast Final

  1. Felipe Franca da Silva, Brazil, 27.18 * Meet Record
  2. Cameron van der Burgh, South Africa, 27.44
  3. Joao Gomes, Brazil, 27.53

Felipe Franca da Silva of Brazil set a new meet record en route to the 50 breast title, clocking a quick time of 27.18. Former world record holder Cameron van der Burgh took second in 27.44, and Silva’s countryman Joao Gomes was 3rd in 27.53. Damir Dugonjic of Slovenia was 4th in 27.59, as the entire A final was under 28 seconds. As was B final winner Giedrius Titenis of Lithuania (27.97).

Women’s 50 Fly Final

  1. Jeanette Ottesen, Denmark, 25.50
  2. Therese Alshammar, Sweden, 25.87
  3. Penny Oleksiak, Canada, 25.93 * World Junior Record

Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen tore through the women’s 50 fly, blasting to the win in a time of 25.50. Therese Alshammar of Sweden claimed second, and Canadian youngster Penny Oleksiak claimed third in a new World Junior Record of 25.93. That broke her own record of 25.97 set at the Arena PSS in Charlotte in May. Japan’s Rikako Ikee tied Oleksiak’s old WJR record, finishing 4th. Alshammar moves into a tie for 7th in the world with American Dana Vollmer, while Ottesen (1) and Oleksiak (9) maintain their spots on the world rankings.

Men’s 50 Fly Final

  1. Andriy Govorov, Ukraine, 22.94 * Meet Record
  2. Henrique Martins, Brazil, 23.68
  3. Aleksander Popkov, Russia, 23.72

Ukraine’s Andriy Govorov won the men’s 50 fly by over seven tenths of a second in 22.94, setting a new meet record in the process. Govorov already owns the #1 time in the world for the 2015-16 season from his 22.73 at the European Championships. Henrique Martins of Brazil placed 2nd in 23.68, and Russia’s Aleksander Popkov rounded out the top three in 23.72.

Men’s 1500 Free Fastest Heat

  1. Florian Wellbrock, Germany, 15:00.71
  2. Damien Joly, CN Antibes, 15:13.56
  3. Ruwen Straub, Germany, 15:14.07

Germany’s Florian Wellbrock won the men’s 1500 free decisively in 15:00.71, over 12 seconds ahead of the next closest competitor. Damien Joly of France was 2nd in 15:13.56, and Ruwen Straub of Germany was 3rd in 15:14.07.

Women’s 200 Fly Final

  1. Liliana Szilagyi, Hungary, 2:07.25
  2. Zsuzsanna Jakabos, Hungary, 2:07.96
  3. Natsumi Hoshi, Japan, 2:08.54

Despite Katinka Hosszu missing the A final in this event Hungary still finished 1-2, with 2015 World Championship finalist Liliana Szilagyi claiming the win in 2:07.25 and Zsuzsanna Jakabos taking 2nd in 2:07.96. 2015 World Champion Natsumi Hoshi finished 3rd in 2:08.54. Lara Grangeon (FRA), Audrey Lacroix (CAN), and Franziska Hentke (GER) were all under 2:10 as well, placing 4th through 6th respectively.

Men’s 200 Fly Final

  1. Chad Le Clos, South Africa, 1:54.82
  2. Kosuke Hagino, Japan, 1:58.69
  3. Robert Zbogar, Slovenia, 1:58.80

South Africa’s Chad Le Clos put up a very impressive time of 1:54.82 to win the men’s 200 fly decisively over Kosuke Hagino of Japan. Le Clos’ time is two one-hundredths off his 5th ranked time of 1:54.80 set in Monaco a few days ago. Hagino snagged 2nd in 1:58.69, just ahead of Slovenia’s Robert Zbogar (1:58.80), China’s Yu Yingbiao (1:58.94) and France’s Jordan Coelho (1:59.29).

Women’s 400 Free Final

  1. Jaz Carlin, Great Britain, 4:04.67
  2. Katinka Hosszu, Hungary, 4:05.40
  3. Coralie Balmy, France, 4:06.13

Great Britain’s Jaz Carlin out-raced Katinka Hosszu on the final 100 to take the 400 free title in a time of 4:04.67. Hosszu touched second in 4:05.40, and Coralie Balmy of France was 3rd in 4:06.13. Carlin was just off her 7th world ranked time (4:04.33), while Hosszu was just off her 9th ranked time (4:04.96). Anja Kilnar of Slovenia was 4th in 4:10.36.

Women’s 100 Back Final

  1. Anastasiia Fesikova, Russia, 1:00.50
  2. Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwe, 1:00.94* / Natsumi Sakai, Japan, 1:00.94*

Anastasiia Fesikova of Russia won a close 100 back final in 1:00.50 over Kirsty Coventry and Natsumi Sakai. Coventry and Sakai tied for 2nd in 1:00.94, with Germany’s Jenny Mensing (1:01.21) and Russia’s Daria Ustinova (1:01.37) 4th and 5th respectively. Katinka Hosszu qualified 5th overall in prelims but scratched due to the close proximity to the 400 free.

Men’s 100 Back Final

  1. Jan-Philip Glania, Germany, 54.40
  2. Christian Diener, Germany, 54.69 * / Guilherme Guido, Brazil, 54.69 *

Just like the women’s 100 back there was a tie for 2nd in the men’s, but it didn’t matter to Jan-Philip Glania of Germany who claimed the gold in a time of 54.40. His countryman Christian Diener tied with Guilherme Guido of Brazil for 2nd in 54.69, and Chris Walker-Hebborn of Great Britain was 4th in 54.95.

Women’s 200 Breast Final

  1. Rikke Moller Pedersen, Denmark, 2:24.06
  2. Kierra Smith, Canada, 2:24.42
  3. Kanako Watanabe, Japan, 2:25.33

Rikke Moller Pedersen of Denmark held off a late charge from Canada’s Kierra Smith to take the win in the women’s 200 breast. Pedersen touched in 2:24.06, with Smith close behind in 2:24.42 after making up nearly a second over the final 50. Japan’s Kanako Watanabe was 3rd in 2:25.33, just ahead of countrywoman Runa Imai (2:25.60).

Men’s 200 Breast Final

  1. Anton Chupkov, Russia, 2:08.53 * Russian Record
  2. Marco Koch, Germany, 2:08.60
  3. Jared Crous, South Africa, 2:12.29

Russian youngster Anton Chupkov certainly rose to the occasion when facing the defending world champion Marco Koch setting a new Russian national record on the way to the win in 2:08.53. Chupkov moved passed Koch on the 3rd 50 and held him off over the final length. Koch touched just 0.07 behind for 2nd in 2:08.60, with South Africa’s Jared Crous a distant 3rd in 2:12.29. Chupkov’s swim breaks Vyacheslav Sinkevich‘s record of 2:08.62 from 2013.

Chupkov moves into 5th in the world rankings, while Koch remains #1 with his 2:07.69 from January.

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Women’s 100 Free Final

  1. Penny Oleksiak, Canada, 53.49
  2. Jeanette Ottesen, Denmark, 53.66
  3. Charlotte Bonnet, France, 54.03

Penny Oleksiak followed up her junior world record in the 50 fly with a win in the 100 free, touching in 53.49 to just miss her junior world record in this event of 53.31. 50 fly winner Jeanette Ottesen touched 2nd in 53.66, with 200 free winner from yesterday Charlotte Bonnet finishing 3rd in 54.03. Oleksiak’s Canadian teammate Chantal van Landeghem was 4th in 54.30.

Men’s 100 Free Final

  1. Chad Le Clos, South Africa, 49.02
  2. Jeremy Stravius, France, 49.17
  3. Damian Wierling, Germany, 49.19

Chad Le Clos won his second event of the night in the 100 free, winning a close battle that saw the top five finishers all within less than half a second of each other. Le Clos went 49.02, with Jeremy Stravius 2nd in 49.17, Damian Wierling 3rd in 49.19, and Steffen Diebler (49.31) and Yannick Agnel (49.48) 4th and 5th respectively.

Men’s 200 IM Final

  1. Kosuke Hagino, Japan, 1:57.63
  2. Alexis Santos, Portugal, 2:00.53
  3. Jeremy Desplanches, Switzerland, 2:01.29

Kosuke Hagino dominated the men’s 200 IM field en route to his third win of the meet in 1:57.63. Alexis Santos of Portugal was 2nd in 2:00.53, and Jeremy Desplanches of Switzerland touched 3rd in 2:01.29. Great Britain’s Dan Wallace (2:01.44) just missed out on the podium in 4th.

Women’s 400 IM Final

  1. Katinka Hosszu, Hungary, 4:36.00
  2. Viktoriia Andreeva, Russia, 4:40.19
  3. Beatriz Gomez Cortes, Spain, 4:41.47

Katinka Hosszu earned her first win of the night and fifth of the meet in the 400 IM, taking it handily in 4:36.00. Russia’s Viktoriia Andreeva was 2nd in 4:40.19, and Beatriz Gomez Cortes of Spain was 3r in 4:41.47.


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All Swimmers Matter
6 years ago

This young girl Oleksiak finishing third behind Alshammar reminds me so much of Cate Campbell finishing third behind Torres in 2008 Beijing Olympics. Both are tall girls, just turned 16 (for Cate) and almost 16 (Olesiak), both finished third behind legendary sprinters more than twice their age.

knock on wood, brilliant years ahead for Oleksiak. It will be incredible if she medal in 100 free and/or fly.

Reply to  All Swimmers Matter
6 years ago

Much more likely in fly, where the medals are a toss-up between all the swimmers between 56.0 and 56.8 (not counting US Trials just yet), for the free she’d have to drop to 52.5ish and that is not implausible, but quite difficult to do within half a year. but again, anything can happen.

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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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