2017 FINA World Championships: Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The heats of the women’s 100 back, men’s 100 back, women’s 100 breast, men’s 200 free, and women’s 1500 free are on the docket for this morning’s competition on day two in Budapest.

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

WOMEN’S 100 BACK – HEATS

  • WR 58.12 SPOFFORTH Gemma GBR Rome (ITA) 28 JUL 2009
  • CR 58.12 SPOFFORTH Gemma GBR Rome (ITA) 28 JUL 2009
  • WJR 59.34 ATHERTON Minna AUS Brisbane (AUS) 2 JUL 2016
  1. Kylie Masse (CAN): 58.62
  2. Katinka Hosszu (HUN): 58.80
  3. Emily Seebohm (AUS): 58.95
  4. Anastasiia Fesikova (RUS): 59.58
  5. Olivia Smoliga (USA): 59.70
  6. Kathleen Baker (USA): 59.76
  7. Holly Barratt (AUS): 59.87
  8. Chen Jie (CHN): 59.88 / Kathleen Dawson (GBR): 59.88
  9. Daria Ustinova (RUS): 59.90
  10. Georgia Davies (GBR): 1:00.24
  11. Simona Baumrtova (CZE): 1:00.28
  12. Hilary Caldwell (CAN): 1:00.37
  13. Kira Toussaint (NED): 1:00.52 / Fu Yuanhui (CHN): 1:00.52
  14. Daryna Zevina (UKR): 1:00.59

Kylie Masse of Canada put up the top time of the morning with 58.62, half a second off her best time of 58.21. The Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu finished second in 58.80, followed by Aussie veteran Emily Seebohm in 58.95. The trio were the only swimmers under 59.

Russia’s Anastasiia Fesikova finished fourth in 59.58. Next was the pair of Americans, Kathleen Baker and Olivia Smoliga, in 59.70 and 59.76, respectively, both looking easy in the water.

Australia’s oldest-ever Worlds team rookie, 29-year-old Holly Barratt finished seventh in 59.87, followed by the pair of China’s Chen Jie and Great Britain’s Kathleen Dawson. 

MEN’S 100 BACK – HEATS

  • WR 51.85 MURPHY Ryan USA Rio (BRA) 13 AUG 2016
  • CR 52.19 PEIRSOL Aaron USA Rome (ITA) 2 AUG 2009
  • WJR 53.65 KOLESNIKOV Kliment RUS Hodmezovasarhely (HUN) 7 JUL 2016
  1. Xu Jiayu (CHN): 52.77
  2. Matt Grevers (USA): 52.92
  3. Grigory Tarasevich (RUS): 53.18
  4. Ryan Murphy (USA): 53.26
  5. Ryosuke Irie (JPN): 53.54
  6. Apostolos Christou (GRE): 53.55
  7. Mitch Larkin (AUS): 53.72 / Guilherme Guido (BRA): 53.72
  8. Corey Main (NZL): 53.97
  9. Li Guangyuan (CHN): 54.04
  10. Matteo Milli (ITA): 54.17
  11. Tomasz Polewka (POL): 54.30
  12. Shane Ryan (IRL): 54.33
  13. Yakov Roumarkin (ISR): 54.39
  14. Javier Acevedo (CAN): 54.43
  15. Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS): 54.51

China’s Asian record holder Xu Jiayu and the U.S.’s 2012 Olympic champ Matt Grevers were the two swimmers under 53 this morning. Russia’s Grigory Tarasevich came up third, followed by defending Olympic champion and world record holder Ryan Murphy of the U.S. and Cal in 53.26.

Japan’s Ryosuke Irie, who trains with Team Elite in the U.S., was fifth in 53.54, followed by Greece’s Apostolos Christou in 53.55.

Mitch Larkin of Australia and Guilherme Guido of Brazil tied for eighth in 53.72.

WOMEN’S 100 BREAST – HEATS

  • WR 1:04.35 MEILUTYTE Ruta LTU Barcelona (ESP) 29 JUL 2013
  • CR 1:04.35 MEILUTYTE Ruta LTU Barcelona (ESP) 29 JUL 2013
  • WJR 1:05.39 30.48 MEILUTYTE Ruta LTU Nanjing (CHN) 20 AUG 2014
  1. Lilly King (USA): 1:05.20
  2. Yuliya Efimova (RUS): 1:05.60
  3. Ruta Meilutyte (LTU): 1:05.81
  4. Katie Meili (USA): 1:06.39
  5. Taylor McKeown (AUS): 1:06.64
  6. Jessica Vall (ESP): 1:06.64
  7. Shi Jinglin (CHN): 1:06.94
  8. Rachel Nicol (CAN): 1:07.10
  9. Jessica Leigh Hansen (AUS): 1:07.12
  10. Satomi Suzuki (JPN): 1:07.20
  11. Sarah Vasey (GBR): 1:07.20
  12. Siobhan-Marie O’Connor (GBR): 1:07.33
  13. Jennie Johansson (SWE): 1:07.35
  14. Rikke Moller Pedersen (DEN): 1:07.39
  15. Arianna Castiglioni (ITA): 1:07.43 / Kierra Smith (CAN): 1:07.43

Lilly King of the U.S. and Indiana University put up a 1:05.20 to outswim the field by .4 seconds this morning, coming in just .3 off her personal best of 1:04.93.

Yuliya Efimova of Russia finished second in 1:05.60, followed by world record holder Ruta Meilutytye of Lithuania in 1:05.81. American Olympic bronze medalist Katie Meiliwho trains with Team Elite but will soon move to Washington D.C. to attend law school at Georgetown, finished fourth in 1:06.39.

Aussie Taylor McKeown was fifth in 1:06.64, followed by Jessica Vall in 1:06.85, coming in .4 off her Spanish record mark. Shi Jinglin of China was seventh in 1:06.94, and Canada’s Rachel Nicol was eighth in 1:07.10.

MEN’S 200 FREE – HEATS

  • WR 1:42.00 BIEDERMANN Paul GER Rome (ITA) 28 JUL 2009
  • CR 1:42.00 BIEDERMANN Paul GER Rome (ITA) 28 JUL 2009
  • WJR 1:47.10 ROONEY Maxime USA San Antonio, TX (USA) 7 AUG 2015
  1. Sun Yang (CHN): 1:45.78
  2. James Guy (GBR): 1:46.22
  3. Mikhail Dovgalyuk (RUS): 1:46.47
  4. Townley Haas (USA): 1:46.50
  5. Aleksandr Krasnykh (RUS): 1:46.51 / Kacper Majchrzak (POL): 1:46.51
  6. Duncan Scott (GBR): 1:46.62
  7. Dominik Kozma (HUN): 1:46.83
  8. Blake Pieroni (USA): 1:46.88
  9. Danas Rapsys (LTU): 1:46.88
  10. Mack Horton (AUS): 1:46.97
  11. Velimir Stjepanovic (SRB): 1:47.05
  12. Myles Brown (RSA): 1:47.09
  13. Park Tae Hwan (KOR): 1:47.11
  14. Naito Ehara (JPN) / Marwan Elkamash (EGY): 1:47.40 ****SWIM-OFF

China’s 7th-fastest swimmer in the history of this event Sun Yang led the field by nearly half a second this morning, finishing in 1:45.78. British record holder James Guy was second in 1:46.22. Russia’s Mikhail Dovgalyuk finished third in 1:46.47, followed by the U.S. and Texas’s Townley Haas in 1:46.50.

Russia’s Aleksandr Krasnykh tied for fifth with Poland’s Kacper Majchrzak in 1:46.51. Duncan Scott was seventh in 1:46.62, and Dominik Kozma was eighth in 1:46.83.

Rio Olympic silver medalist Chad le Clos was a no show in the event.

There was a tie for sixteenth place that should result in a swim-off between Japan’s Naito Ehara and Egypt’s Marwan Elkamash, who both finished in 1:47.40.

WOMEN’S 1500 FREE – PRELIMS

  • WR 15:25.48 LEDECKY Katie USA Kazan (RUS) 4 AUG 2015
  • CR 15:25.48 LEDECKY Katie USA Kazan (RUS) 4 AUG 2015
  • WJR 15:28.36 LEDECKY Katie USA Gold Coast (AUS) 24 AUG 2014
  1. Katie Ledecky (USA): 15:47.54
  2. Mireia Belmonte (ESP): 16:05.37
  3. Yawen Hou (CHN): 16:05.87
  4. Simona Quadarella (ITA): 16:07.08
  5. Boglarka Kapas (HUN): 16:09.60
  6. Kristel Kobrich (CHI): 16:17.28
  7. Julia Hassler (LIE): 16:19.16
  8. Ajna Kesely (HUN): 16:20.98

World record holder Katie Ledecky of the U.S. and Stanford put up 15:47.54 this morning for the 10th-fastest performance by an American in history. (For context, Ledecky holds 9 of the 10 fastest American performances and 7 of the 10 fastest performances in history).

Spanish record holder Mireia Belmonte finished second in 16:05.37, and Yawen Hou was close behind out of the second heat in 16:05.87. Italy’s Simona Quadrella swam 16:07.08, leading throughout much of the second heat, and Hungary’s Boglarka Kapas was fifth in 16:09.60.

Chile’s Kristel Kobrich was 16:17.28, and Julia Hassler (16:19.16) and Ajna Kesely (16:20.98) will round out the world championship final.

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SwimtoSwim
4 years ago

And so it begins….

ERVINFORTHEWIN
4 years ago

There we go again ……….?

Sean S
4 years ago

So much nicer to here Brittany MacLean. Not sure I can handle Rowdy at 2:30 AM.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Sean S
4 years ago

i understand that very well

Dave
Reply to  Sean S
4 years ago

Sean I know this is you

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  Sean S
4 years ago

Too “rowdy” at that time!

75M FREE
Reply to  Sean S
4 years ago

What do you mean? You don’t enjoy Michael Phelps (when he’s not even competing anymore) and Katie Ledecky references during the semifinals of the women’s 100m (insert any stroke here)?

ERVINFORTHEWIN
4 years ago

Baker and Smoliga and Fesikova nearly all finished with the same time in this heat

Ron
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
4 years ago

What are their times? Sorry can’t watch live right now, appreciated if anyone can keep posting top finishers in seeded heats!

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Ron
4 years ago

they are in the mid 59’s – they need to shave at least one second to be in contention for tonight it seems ….
Baker : 59.76 and Smoliga 59.70

Ron
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
4 years ago

Thanks! They are a bit slow compared Masse and Hosszu but it’s the heat, hope they can do well tonight in semis!

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Ron
4 years ago

i hope so too

ERVINFORTHEWIN
4 years ago

58.80 for Hosszu

BRONK27
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
4 years ago

And that means first semi…
But nevertheless she schrachted the semi…
In front of home crowd.
I’m very disappointed. She will try to swim a WR in the 200IM, sadly that is more important to her than another (albeit probably minor) ?, and the happiness of her fans.

Riez
Reply to  BRONK27
4 years ago

Can’t believe it. She doesn’t need lane four tomorrow and could go for the gold, not just a minor. Also, no one even close to her in 200 IM. I am very much disappointed.

Brownish
Reply to  Riez
4 years ago

Me too.

Brownish
Reply to  BRONK27
4 years ago

She could swim WR yesterday (1 event in the afternoon) and simply win it today after an easy successfull semi. We are sad.

Riez
Reply to  Brownish
4 years ago

It just doesn’t add up, really hope that she doesn’t want to challenge KL in 200 free instead.

Aussie crawl
4 years ago

Hey there people’s my reflection on last night.
Yanks depth showed through.
I thought the aussie boys did well apart from the dq.
With Chalmers and maggie to come back…. its looking good.
Girls relay… just a great race.
Any thoughts out there ?

SwimtoSwim
Reply to  Aussie crawl
4 years ago

A little disappointed with McEvoy’s split. Seriously doubting what he can do in the individual 100 now. He is an amazing swimmer but has been choking internationally.

Aussie crawl
Reply to  SwimtoSwim
4 years ago

Thats a tough one.
Thorpey said there was a lot of wash in the change overs.
Maybe his taper will hit in 3 days cherry ripe for 100 free.
Let the jury pass judgment then.
Ive got faith in him.

SwimtoSwim
Reply to  Aussie crawl
4 years ago

As much as I want Adrian and Dressel to pound it out, I am also hoping McEvoy can put it together. So lets hope…

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  SwimtoSwim
4 years ago

we all want to see an incredible race …….

Carlo
Reply to  SwimtoSwim
4 years ago

I think dressel is a beast however swimming three rounds in the individual is going to be tricky for him and the other swimmers. He has the best start though. I,m however a bit sceptical of the world record going down. I think dressel could win it.

I think sjostrom will win her race but I don’t think she,ll lower her WR. Just speculating. Of course I could be wrong.

Brownish
Reply to  Carlo
4 years ago

SS will win all her individual races, just as KL.

commonwombat
Reply to  Carlo
4 years ago

Dressel has certainly firmed as favourite for the individual 100 but talk of taking down the WR may be another matter. Not out of the question but leading off a relay on the first night of a meet is probably one’s optimal opportunity for putting down that earthshattering swim.

Ditto with SS, albeit her position in the W100 is considerably stronger as regards the gap to nearest challenger

Torchbearer
Reply to  Aussie crawl
4 years ago

As an Aussie, I was impressed that it took an American Record to beat our battered and bruised B Team in the W 400m Free Relay….but golds are going to be hard to come by.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Torchbearer
4 years ago

yeah , but Usa relied on 2 non pure 100 free sprinters …..

Carlo
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
4 years ago

Yes but the aussies were still battered and bruised.

One sprinter out, Cate Campbell. She can split a 51. The best sprinter outside sjostrom.

Another swimming on no shoulders, Bronte Campbell. She still spit a 52. I think a non pure sprinter could beat a sprinter swimming with injury to both shoulders. Impressive if you ask me.

Carlo
Reply to  Carlo
4 years ago

And from the way Emma McKeon is swimming. Her 200 free could be something special. The only woman remotely close to sjostrom in the 100 fly.

commonwombat
Reply to  Carlo
4 years ago

I’d tend to agree. USA deserve all due cudos for their win but claiming this as being “a changing of the guard” for this relay may be a tad premature. IF it is the case that C2’s shoulder issues are “terminal” and C1 DOES pull the plug next year, then I would agree with such a statement but not yet.

As regards C2 and the rest of this meet, I’d strongly advise risk minimisation and “scratch” her from both 100/50frees as her shoulders aren’t realistically going to cope with 3 rounds of each at high intensity. Nor would I bother with the mixed relays. In fact the only circumstances under which I’d risk another outing would be IF (1) McKeon… Read more »

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Aussie crawl
4 years ago

It was an awesome first day with so many great racing , national records + 1 WR . I loved how the relays were tight and exciting . Looking forward to the 200 free from Haas – He is one of the few rising his level tremendously well .

SwimtoSwim
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
4 years ago

Going to be an exciting week!

commonwombat
Reply to  Aussie crawl
4 years ago

Chalmers back … definitely but would frankly prefer to see someone younger, and with less baggage, than Magnussen. Cartwright swimming a PB leading off relay, most likely overlooked but very creditworthy.

W4X100 was closer than I expected. C2 definitely pulled that swim out of somewhere fairly deep inside; she may not have the absolute topside of big sister but I think she may be the tougher of the 2. A major PB relay split from McKeon & a creditable debut for Jack. USA deserves due credit for their win but I would not be seeing this as “a changing of the guard” in this event. SHOULD C1 get her act fully back together & C2 get her shoulder sorted, this… Read more »

American
Reply to  Aussie crawl
4 years ago

Australian men blow it every year this is no surprise. Especially with McEvoy splitting 48.0 on the relay, you can tell there’s something wrong with the mental preparation of the team.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
4 years ago

58.62 for Masse . The WR is on watch for tonight

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
4 years ago

Maybe tomorrow night, semis tonight

Dee
4 years ago

Masse looks the one to beat. Baker very easy.

commonwombat
Reply to  Dee
4 years ago

Masse looked the best. Hosszu was going fairly hard. Seebohm good not great cruisy. Hard to judge the Americans, looked cruisy but will have to shift up a couple of gears tonight

Brownish
Reply to  commonwombat
4 years ago

Hosszu isn’t swimming nice back, it’s always a fight, but fast. Let’s see Ohashi in the evening.

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Hannah Hecht

Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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