2017 FINA World Championships: Day 1 Prelims Live Recap

2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The heats of the women’s 100 fly, men’s 400 free, women’s 200 IM, men’s 50 fly, women’s 400 free, men’s 100 breast, women’s 4×100 free, and men’s 4×100 free are on deck for this morning. The 400s and relays will skip semifinals and swim their finals tonight, while the 50s-200s will swim semifinals tonight.

You can read a full preview of this morning’s events here.

WOMEN’S 100 FLY – HEATS

  • WR – 55.48, SJOSTROM Sarah: 7 AUG 2016
  • CR – 55.64, SJOSTROM Sarah:  3 AUG 2015
  • WJR –  56.46 OLEKSIAK Penelope: 7 AUG 2016
  1. Sarah Sjostrom (SWE): 55.96
  2. Kelsi Worrell (USA): 56.44
  3. Emma McKeon (AUS): 56.81
  4. Rikako Ikee (JPN): 57.45
  5. Penny Oleksiak (CAN): 57.51
  6. Yufei Zhang (CHN): 57.54
  7. Sehyeon An (KOR): 57.83
  8. Svetlana Chimrova (RUS): 57.85
  9. Ilaria Bianchi (ITA): 57.98
  10. Liliana Szilagyi (HUN): 58.00
  11. Sarah Gibson (USA): 58.16
  12. Aliena Schmidtke (GER): 58.24
  13. Kimberly Buys (BEL): 58.45
  14. Lu Ying (CHN): 58.51
  15. Alys Margaret Thomas (GBR): 58.65
  16. Brianna Throssell (AUS): 58.66

World record holder Sarah Sjostrom put up the fastest time of the morning with 55.96, followed by American Kelsi WorrellWorrell’s swim this morning was her personal best, a 56.44 that was the 5th-fastest performance by an American in history. That swim also bumps her ahead of Penny Oleksiak as the fifth-fastest swimmer in history.

Aussie Emma McKeon was third with 56.81. The Sjostrom-Worrell-McKeon trio were well ahead of the field, as now 17-year-old Rikako Ikee of Japan finished 4th in 57.45. Oleksiak was sixth in 57.51, about a second off her personal best.

Zhang Yufei of China qualified sixth in 57.54, followed by Sehyeon An in 57.83 and Svetlana Chimrova of Russia in 57.85.

MEN’S 400 FREE – PRELIMS

  • WR – 3:40.07, BIEDERMANN Paul: 26 JUL 2009
  • CR – 3:40.07, BIEDERMANN Paul: 26 JUL 2009
  • WJR – 3:44.60, HORTON Mack: 1 APR 2014
  1. Felix Aubock, AUT: 3:44.19
  2. Sun Yang, CHN: 3:44.55
  3. David McKeon, AUS: 3:45.56
  4. Park Taehwan, KOR: 3:45.57
  5. Mack Horton, AUS: 3:45.60
  6. James Guy, GBR: 3:45.64
  7. Gabriele Detti. ITA: 3:45.72
  8. Zane Grothe, USA: 3:46.14
  9. Marwan Elkamash, EGY: 3:46.36
  10. Wojciech Wojdak, POL: 3:46.73
  11. Henrik Christiansen, NOR: 3:46.96
  12. Clark Smith, USA: 3:47.12
  13. Aleksandr Krasnyyk, RUS: 3:47.35
  14. Filip Zaborowski, POL: 3:47.47
  15. Stephen Milne, GBR: 3:48.64
  16. Jeremy Bagshaw, CAN: 3:48.82

Austria’s University of Michigan Big 10 Swimmer of the Year Felix Aubock was 3:44.19 this morning to put up the top time in the men’s 400 free. China’s third-fastest-swimmer in history Sun Yang finished second in 3:44.55, followed by Aussie David McKeon in 3:45.56.

Korea’s Park Taehwanwho is now training in Australia under Tim Lane after a disappointing Rio was 3:45.57. Aussie Mack Horton finished fifth in 3:45.60, followed by Brit James Guy in 3:45.64. Italy’s Gabriele Detti was seventh in 3:45.72, followed by American Zane Grothe in 3:46.14.

WOMEN’S 200 IM – HEATS

  • WR – 2:06.12 HOSSZU Katinka: 3 AUG 2015
  • CR 2:06.12 HOSSZU Katinka: 3 AUG 2015
  • WJR – 2:09.98, IKEE Rikako: 29 JAN 2017
  1. Katinka Hosszu, HUN: 2:07.49
  2. Sydney Pickrem, CAN: 2:10.14
  3. Madisyn Cox, USA: 2:10.16
  4. Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, GBR: 2:10.42
  5. Runa Imai, JPN: 2:11.15
  6. Hannah Miley, GBR: 2:11.32
  7. Seoyeong Kim, KOR: 2:11.33
  8. Yui Ohashi, JPN: 2:11.44
  9. Melanie Margalis, USA: 2:11.47
  10. Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson, CAN: 2:11.67
  11. Zsuzsanna Jakabos, HUN: 2:12.10
  12. Maria Ugolkova, SUI: 2:12.24
  13. Yulia Efimova, RUS: 2:12.41
  14. Ye Shiwen, CHN: 2:12.48
  15. Joanna Maranhao, BRA: 2:12.60
  16. Kotuku Ngawati, AUS: 2:13.03

Katinka Hosszu did not hold back in this morning’s 200 IM swim, putting up 2:07.49, a full three-and-a-half seconds ahead of the rest of the field. It’s already clear from this morning’s swim that she will be going all-out all week.

Sydney Pickrem of the Canada and Texas A&M was second in 2:10.14, followed very closely by her countryman Madisyn Cox out of Texas in 2:10.16. Britain’s Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, back from her post-Rio break, finished fourth in 2:10.42.

Japan’s Runa Imai was fifth in 2:11.15, followed by the other Brit, Hannah Miley, in 2:11.32. Korea’s Seoyeong Kim (2:11.33) and Japan’s Yui Ohashi (2:11.44) rounded out the top eight.

MEN’S 50 FLY – HEATS

  • WR – 22.43, MUNOZ PEREZ Rafael: 5 APR 2009
  • CR – 22.67, CAVIC Milorad: 27 JUL 2009
  • WJR – 23.39, LI Zhuhao: 29 SEP 2015
  1. Andrii Govorov, UKR: 22.92
  2. Caeleb Dressel, USA: 22.97
  3. Joseph Schooling, SGP: 23.05
  4. Benjamin Proud, GBR: 23.11
  5. Nicholas Santos, BRA: 23.24
  6. Henrique Martins, BRA: 23.34
  7. Tim Phillips, USA: 23.38
  8. Laszlo Cseh, HUN: 23.41
  9. Konrad Czerniak, POL: 23.42
  10. Evgeny Sedov, RUS: 23.49
  11. Piero Codia, ITA: 23.50
  12. Sebastian Sabo, SRB: 23.51
  13. Mathys Goosen, NED: 23.52
  14. Andrii Khloptsov, UKR: 23.54
  15. Yauhen Tsurkin, BLR: 23.55
  16. Yahor Dodaleu, BLR: 23.66

Fourth-fastest swimmer in history Andrii Govorov put up a 22.92 for the top time this morning, followed by American Caeleb Dressel in 22.97. Dressel’s time was only the second American swim in history under 23 (Bryan Lundquist was 22.91 in 2009). That shaves .08 off his previous best, a 23.05.

Third was Singapore and Texas’s Joseph Schooling in 23.05, followed by Great Britain’s Benjamin Proud in 23.11. Brazil had the next two finishers with Nicholas Santos finishing fifth in 23.24, followed by Henrique Martins in 23.24. American Tim Phillips finished in 23.38 to tie for the 9th-fastest American performer in history. Hungarian veteran Laszlo Cseh was eighth in 23.41.

WOMEN’S 400 FREE – PRELIMS

  • WR – 3:56.46, LEDECKY Katie USA: 7 AUG 2016
  • CR – 3:59.13, LEDECKY Katie USA: 2 AUG 2015
  • WJR – 3:58.37, LEDECKY Katie USA: 23 AUG 2014
  1. Katie Ledecky, USA: 3:59.06
  2. Leah Smith, USA: 4:02.00
  3. Ariane Titmus, AUS: 4:04.26
  4. Bingjie Li, CHN: 4:04.94
  5. Boglarka Kapas, HUN: 4:05.93
  6. Yuhan Zhang, CHN: 4:06.21
  7. Veronika Popova, RUS: 4:06.40
  8. Ajna Kesely, HUN: 4:06.48

Katie Ledecky put up the seventh-fastest swim in history for a championship record 3:59.06 in the 400 free, taking down her own championship record 3:59.13 from Kazan in 2015.

Leah Smith swam an impressive 4:02.00, coming in just a second and a half off her personal best. Ariane Titmus finished third in 4:04.26, coming in just a second off the Australian record.

Bingjie Li of China was fourth in 4:04.26, followed by Hungarian record holder Boglarka Kapas in 4:05.93. Yuhan Zhang was sixth in 4:06.21, followed by Veronika Popova of Russia in 4:06.21. Hungary’s Ajna Kesely will round out tonight’s final with 4:06.48.

MEN’S 100 BREAST – HEATS

  • WR – 57.13, PEATY Adam GBR: 7 AUG 2016
  • CR – 58.18, PEATY Adam GBR: 2 AUG 2015
  • WJR – 59.23, MARTINENGHI Nicolo’ ITA: 2 JUL 2017
  1. Adam Peaty, GBR: 58.21
  2. Cody Miller, USA: 59.14
  3. Kevin Cordes, USA: 59.15
  4. Joao Gomes Jr., BRA: 59.24
  5. Nicolo Martinenghi, ITA: 59.33
  6. Kirill Prigoda, RUS: 59.33
  7. Ross Murdoch, GBR: 59.51
  8. Vsevolod Zanko, RUS: 59.56
  9. Zibei Yan, CHN: 59.61
  10. Felipe Lima, BRA: 59.62
  11. Yasuhiro Koseki, JPN: 59.76
  12. Giedrius Titenis, LTU: 59.76
  13. Ilya Shymanovich, BLR: 59.84
  14. Richard Funk, CAN: 59.89
  15. Andrius Sidlauskas, LTU: 59.91
  16. Arno Kamminga, NED: 59.95

To no one’s surprise, world record holder Adam Peaty of Great Britain put up the fastest time of the morning with 58.21. That performance was the 7th-fastest swim in history. With just one more sub 58.46 swim, Peaty will hold the all-time top 10 swims.

Speaking of 58.46, the second-fastest swimmer in history, Cameron van den Burgh was a no-show.

The American took the second and third spots, with Cody Miller coming up second in 59.14 and Kevin Cordes finishing third in 59.15. Brazil’s Joao Gomes Jr. was fourth in 59.24, followed by Nicolo Martinenghi in 59.33. Russia’s Kirill Prigoda finished sixth in 59.33, seventh was Ross Murdoch in 59.51, and eighth was Vsevolod Zanko of Russia in 59.56.

WOMEN’S 4×100 FREE – PRELIMS

  • WR – 3:30.65, Australia: 6 AUG 2016
  • CR – 3:31.48, Australia: 2 AUG 2015
  • WJR – 3:39.87, Australia: 29 AUG 2015
  1. USA (Lia Neal, Kelsi Worrell, Olivia Smoliga, Mallory Comerford): 3:33.35
  2. Netherlands (Maud van der Meer, Femke Heemskerk, Kim Busch, Ranomi Kromowidjojo): 3:34.26
  3. Australia (Emily Seebohm, Madi Wilson, Brittany Elmslie, Shayna Jack): 3:35.18
  4. Sweden: 3:35.50
  5. Canada: 3:35.84
  6. China: 3:37.02
  7. Japan: 3:37.46
  8. Denmark: 3:38.29

The American team put up the fastest time this morning by nearly a second with 3:33.35, followed by the Dutch swimmers in 3:34.26 and Australia in 3:35.18.

However, it was Sweden’s Michelle Coleman who swam the fastest lead-off leg, a flat-start 53.21. The fastest leg of the morning was Ranomi Kromowidjojo‘s anchor 52.03, followed by a 52.19 from Sarah Sjostrom and a 52.29 from defending Olympic 50 champion Pernille Blume of Denmark, whose team finished eighth overall. Mallory Comerford and Femke Heemskerk each also split under 53, going 52.47 and 52.72, respectively.

MEN’S 4×100 FREE – PRELIMS

  • WR – 3:08.24, United States: 11 AUG 2008
  • CR – 3:09.21, United States: 26 JUL 2009
  1. Brazil (Gabriel Santos, Marcelo Chierighini, Cesar Cielo, Bruno Fratus): 3:12.34
  2. Australia (Cameron McEvoy, Zac Incerti, Alexander Graham, Jack Cartwright): 3:12.45
  3. USA (Blake Pieroni, Michael Chadwick, Zach Apple, Townley Haas): 3:12.90
  4. Italy: 3:13.26
  5. Hungary: 3:13.28
  6. Russia: 3:13.84
  7. Japan: 3:14.82
  8. Canada: 3:14.88

The Brazilian team, including a back-to-form after missing the 2016 Olympics Cesar Cieloput up the quickest time of the morning with 3:12.24. Australia was second just behind with 3:12.45, followed by the US with 3:12.90.

Australian Cameron McEvoy was the fastest lead-off swimmer of the morning with his 48.04 flat-start 100. His teammate Jack Cartwright swam the quickest 100 split of the field, with an anchor-leg 47.51. Bruno Fratus and Townley Haas each swam 47.60 for the second-fastest split of the field.

Marcelo Chierighini (BRA, 47.75), Ivano Vendrame (ITA, 47.85), Alessandro Miressi (ITA, 47.94), Nikita Lobintsev (RUS, 47.96), and Kristian Gkolomeev (GRE, 47.87) each split under 48.

 

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ERVINFORTHEWIN

Here we go …… I am watching the heats on Europsort . Yipiiiiiiiiii

Brownish

M4 and Eurosport 1.

harry

can u send me the eurosport link

Brownish

You have to seatch for it, because I nearly only find Eurosport Hungary and you can’t wach it from “outside”.

David

Me three.
We’re the die-hard fans

ERVINFORTHEWIN

Oh Jeaaah

Boknows34

Me too. 🙂 🙂

Daaaave

56.44 for Worrell. Looked smooth and strong

Hswimmer

I’m so pissed right now because I don’t have the Olympic channel. Anywhere else I. can watch it in the USA???

ClubCoach

I can reach olympicchannel.com but its not showing swimming unless its on the ‘plus’ content in which case my cable provider isn’t a partner

Hswimmer

Please help lol

Jcinho

Download mobdro on an android device

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Hswimmer

It helps but they’re just talking and not even showing the swimming at all. Anyone else have anything?

Hswimmer

Never mind its good now!

Boknows34
Pvdh

Google “Eurosport livestream”. 1st or 2nd option is a decent stream w/ English commentators

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