2017 FINA World Championships: Day 5 Prelims Live Recap


The heats of the women’s 100 free, men’s 200 back, women’s 200 breast, and men’s 200 breast, and the prelims of the women’s 4×200 free relay are on deck for the morning of day 5.

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


  • WR 51.71 SJOSTROM Sarah SWE Budapest (HUN) 23 JUL 2017
  • CR 51.71 SJOSTROM Sarah SWE Budapest (HUN) 23 JUL 2017
  • WJR 52.70 OLEKSIAK Penny CAN Rio (BRA) 11 AUG 2016
  1. Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) – 53.01
  2. Pernille Blume (DEN) – 53.13
  3. Simone Manuel (USA) – 53.17
  4. Penny Oleksiak (CAN) – 53.18
  5. Mallory Comerford (USA) – 53.42
  6. Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) – 53.45
  7. Emma McKeon (AUS) – 53.47
  8. Bronte Campbell (AUS) – 53.56
  9. Federica Pellegrini (ITA) – 53.92
  10. Charlotte Bonnet (FRA) / Menghui Zhu (CHN) – 54.00
  11. Sandrine Mainville (CAN) – 54.22
  12. Michelle Coleman (SWE) – 54.23
  13. Freya Anderson (GBR) – 54.25
  14. Siobhan Haughey (HKG) – 54.45
  15. Maud van der Meer (NED) / Andrea Murez (ISR) – 54.49***swim-off

Sarah Sjostromwho took over the world record in this event in a relay lead-off on day one, went 53.01 to lead the heats of the women’s 100 free. Defending Olympic champion in the 50 free Pernille Blume put up the second-fastest time of the morning with 53.13. Defending Olympic champions in this event Simone Manuel and Penny Oleksiak came up third and fourth in 53.17 and 53.18. Manuel’s time was the 8th-fastest swim in history by an American. American record holder Mallory Comerford was fifth in 53.42.

2012’s double Olympic champion in the 50 and 100 Ranomi Kromowidjojo was sixth in 53.45, followed by yesterday’s 200 free silver medalist Emma McKeon of Australia in 53.47. Her teammate defending world champion Bronte Campbell finished eighth in 53.56.

Six of the top ten fastest swimmers in history will take on the semifinals tonight.

*** Andrea Mures of Israel won the swim-off in 54.20.


  • WR 1:51.92 PEIRSOL Aaron USA Rome (ITA) 31 JUL 2009
  • CR 1:51.92 PEIRSOL Aaron USA Rome (ITA) 31 JUL 2009
  • WJR 1:55.49 KOLESNIKOV Kliment RUS Moscow (RUS) 13 APR 2017
  1. Ryan Murphy (USA) – 1:56.11
  2. Peter Bernek (HUN) – 1:56.53
  3. Danas Rapsys (LTU) – 1:56.67
  4. Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS) – 1:56.74
  5. Xu Jiayu (CHN) – 1:56.92
  6. Ryosuke Irie (JPN) – 1:57.21
  7. Evgeny Rylov (RUS) – 1:57.28
  8. Adam Telegdy (HUN) – 1:57.41
  9. Li Guangyuan (CHN) – 1:57.66
  10. Luke Greenbank (GBR) / Joshua Beaver (AUS) – 1:57.67
  11. Kosuke Hagino (JPN) – 1:57.97
  12. Mitch Larkin (AUS) – 1:58.00
  13. Jacob Pebley (USA) – 1:58.05
  14. Leonardo De Deus (BRA) – 1:58.33
  15. Corey Main (NZL) – 1:58.34

Defending Olympic champion Ryan Murphy put up a 1:56.11 to qualify first in the men’s 200 back, followed by Hungary’s Peter Bernek in 1:56.53. Danas Rapsys set a Lithuanian record with 1:56.67 to qualify third.

Junior world record holder Kliment Kolesnikov of Russia was fourth with 1:56.74, followed by Xu Jiayu of China with 1:56.92. Japan’s Ryosuke Irie was sixth, with Russia’s Evgeny Rylov seventh in 1:57.28 and Hungary’s Adam Telegdy eighth in 1:57.41.


  • WR 2:19.11 PEDERSEN Rikke Moeller DEN Barcelona (ESP) 1 AUG 2013
  • CR 2:19.11 PEDERSEN Rikke Moeller DEN Barcelona (ESP) 1 AUG 2013
  • WJ 2:19.64 GUNES Viktoria Zeynep TUR Singapore (SGP) 30 AUG 2015
  1. Molly Renshaw (GBR) – 2:24.03
  2. Lilly King (USA) – 2:24.28
  3. Taylor McKeown (AUS) – 2:24.31
  4. Jessica Vall (ESP) – 2:24.31
  5. Bethany Galat (USA) – 2:24.56
  6. Kierra Smith (CAN) – 2:24.57
  7. Rikke Pedersen (DEN) – 2:24.69
  8. Martina Moravcikova (CZE) – 2:25.26
  9. Ashley McGregor (CAN) – 2:25.31
  10. Shi Jinglin (CHN) – 2:25.39
  11. Yuliya Efimova (RUS) – 2:25.63
  12. Reona Aoki (JPN) – 2:25.93
  13. Back Suyeon (KOR) – 2:26.45
  14. Jocelyn Ulyett (GBR) – 2:26.50
  15. Satomi Suzuki (JPN) – 2:26.78
  16. Jenna Laukkanen (FIN) – 2:28.59

Molly Renshaw was the top qualifier this morning in the women’s 200 breast, followed by American world record holder in the 100 Lilly King with 2:24.28. Australia’s Taylor McKeown was third in 2:24.31.

Spain’s Jessica Vall finished fourth in 2:24.31, and American Bethany Galat came up fifth in 2:24.56. Canadian Olympic finalist Kierra Smith was sixth in 2:24.57. World record holder Rikke Pedersen was seventh in 2:24.69, followed by Czech swimmer Martina Moravcikova in 2:25.26.


  • WR 2:06.67 WATANABE Ippei JPN Tokyo (JPN) 29 JAN 2017
  • CR 2:07.23 GYURTA Daniel HUN Barcelona (ESP) 2 AUG 2013
  • WJR 2:08.71 QIN Haiyang RUS Kazan (RUS) 6 AUG 2015
  1. Anton Chupkov (RUS) – 2:08.23
  2. Ross Murdoch (GBR) – 2:08.98
  3. Ippei Watanabe (JPN) – 2:09.30
  4. Qin Haiyang (CHN) – 2:09.39
  5. Kevin Cordes (USA) – 2:09.47
  6. Luca Pizzini (ITA) – 2:09.86
  7. Nic Fink (USA) – 2:09.90
  8. Matthew Wilson (AUS) – 2:09.98
  9. Mao Feilian (CHN) – 2:10.01
  10. Dmitry Balandin (KAZ) – 2:10.18
  11. Erik Perrson (SWE) – 2:10.21
  12. Yasuhiro Koseki (JPN) – 2:10.38
  13. Marco Koch (GER) – 2:10.40
  14. Ilya Khomenko (RUS) – 2:10.43
  15. Arno Kamminga (NED) / Yannick Kaser (SUI) – 2:11.00

Anton Chupkov of Russia put up the fastest time of the morning with 2:08.23, followed by Great Britain’s Ross Murdoch in 2:08.98. Japan’s Ippei Watanabe was third in 2:09.30, followed by junior world record holder Qin Haiyang in 2:09.39.

American Kevin Cordes put up 2:09.47 to qualify fifth, followed by Italy’s Luca PizziniNic Fink was seventh in 2:09.90, and Aussie Matthew Wilson was eighth in 2:09.98.


  • WR 7:42.08 People’s Republic Of China, Rome (ITA) 30 JUL 2009
  • CR 7:42.08 People’s Republic Of China, Rome (ITA) 30 JUL 2009
  • WJ 7:56.68 Australia, Singapore (SGP) 25 AUG 2015
  1. China (Zhang Yuhan, Liu Zixuan, Wang Jingzhuo, Shen Duo) – 7:51.75
  2. Japan (Chihiro Igarashi, Rikako Ikee, Tomomi Aoki, Aya Takano) – 7:53.67
  3. USA (Melanie Margalis, Cierra Runge, Hali Flickinger, Madisyn Cox) – 7:53.73
  4. Australia (Madi Wilson, Kotuku Ngawati, Shayna Jack, Leah Neale) – 7:54.74
  5. Netherlands (Robin Neumann, Femke Heemskerk, Esmee Vermeulen, Marjolein Delno) – 7:55.16
  6. Russia (Daria Ustinova, Viktoria Andreeva, Anastasia Guzhenkova, Arina Openysheva) – 7:55.67
  7. Hungary (Ajna Kesely, Evelin Varraszto, Zsuzsanna Jakabos, Fanni Gyurinovics) – 7:55.77
  8. Canada (Katerine Savard, Mary-Sophie Harvey, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez) – 7:56.49

The Chinese team was the top qualifier of the morning, coming in about two seconds ahead of the field with 7:51.75. Japan finished second with 7:53.67, followed by the United states in 7:53.73. The Aussie team was fourth in 7:54.74. The Netherlands, Russia, Hungary, and Canada will round out tonight’s event final.

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4 years ago

When do people see the women’s 200 free world record coming down? Not anytime in the foreseeable future?

Reply to  Swalla
4 years ago

Will happen only after someone took down Schmitt and Franklin’s 200 free AR respectively.

Reply to  gigglewater
4 years ago

Because of course only an American can break the world record …

Reply to  Troy
4 years ago

If other country swimmers can swim 1:53.6 in LCM 1:39.1 in SCY, I bet on them too, no issue.

Reply to  gigglewater
4 years ago

Most swimmers from other countries would never swim yards, it’s an American thing everywhere else they stick to SCM. Just saying.

Bo Swims
Reply to  gigglewater
4 years ago

Betting that Taylor Ruck breaks the WR.

Serious Coach
Reply to  Swalla
4 years ago

Only when Sarah Sjostron decides to focus this event

Jim C
Reply to  Serious Coach
4 years ago

What has Sarah Sjostrom got to do with it? Sweden would need four swimmers for the relay.

4 years ago

US 4×200 line-up epitomises the quite extraordinary depth the States have in swimming. Excited to see the Manuel/Comerford battle – Still expect Manuel to get her US sprint queen crown back, but Mallory has really shocked me… I expected her to drop off a bit. King/Efimova side by side the other exciting race of the session. Men’s side, I am expecting huge things from Chupkov. 2.06 this week for him I think.

4 years ago

Not sure if it’s just me, but did Joao throw in dolphin into the wall in the men’s 50br? It’d hard to tell, but BBC just re-showed it and it looks like he might have.

Peaty-mania is happening, too: Literally on TV every 10 minutes. Not quite as big as Nana Mavis mania yet though. Such a lovely family.

4 years ago

Surprised Kapas isn’t swimming the 4×2 heats. Has the 800m to come and hasn’t really been swimming fast enough to justify an automatic spot in the final. Wonder if she will swim this evening?

4 years ago

Blume looks really, really good… Her 50 is gonna fly

crooked donald
Reply to  Dee
4 years ago

She does indeed look really, really good.

Reply to  crooked donald
4 years ago


4 years ago

Man Sarah switched off with about 15m to go.

Reply to  nlm78
4 years ago

Only means great things for later today and tomorrow.

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  nlm78
4 years ago

Times please?

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4 years ago


Reply to  Coach Mike 1952
4 years ago

53.05 i think

Reply to  Coach Mike 1952
4 years ago

Sarah – 53:01, Pernille – 53:13, Simone – 53:17, Oleksiak – 53:18, Comerford – 53:42

No big shockers not making top 16, although Ikee missed out. She is having a disappointing meet so far based on her earlier times this year.

Reply to  KRB
4 years ago

She’s young probably a little nervous she has time to have disappointing meets

4 years ago

Sarah looked the best. Manuel & Blume next best.

So pleased Freya snuck in with a small PB – She’s a great talent who has had a tough year. She is a really big girl, well over 6ft and growing, looks like they need to take time with this one.

Reply to  Dee
4 years ago

Sarah looked very relaxed and easy. Blume also looked good too, but she wasn’t pressed too hard by others. Oleksiak also came on like gang-busters in the last 50 to put up a great time too; fastest second half of the entire field

Reply to  Dee
4 years ago

Well over 6 feet is like 6,4 at least. Doubt she,s up to that.

Reply to  Carlo
4 years ago

6ft2, apparently. I’d say thats well over 6ft. A good 4/5cm. She appears to have grown since Nat’s and she was a head taller than SMOC there.

Reply to  Dee
4 years ago

SMOC is small tho. A better indicator would be her standing next to tall swimmers like sarah sjostrom, cate campbell or missy franklin and she,s likely stopped growing.

Reply to  Carlo
4 years ago

SMOC was about as tall as Hosszu on the Rio podium. Hosszu says she’s about 5ft8. Not that small. 2 retired British swimmers have referred to her as 6ft2 after a growth spurt this year. So I’m pretty sure she’s about that.

Go Green
Reply to  Dee
4 years ago

SMOC is 5ft 8 and the same size as Hosszu. Not that small for the events they do

Go Green
Reply to  Dee
4 years ago

SMOC is 5ft 8 the same as Hosszu which is not very small, especially for the events they do

Reply to  Go Green
4 years ago

who is SMOC

Reply to  hmmm
4 years ago

Sioban Marie Oconner

4 years ago

What’s the time for Maneul, Comerford, Mckeon, C2 and Sjostrom?

Reply to  Ron
4 years ago

Not on my computer but Sarah was fastest, Emma in 7th and 8th.


Reply to  nlm78
4 years ago

Manuel 53.17

Reply to  nlm78
4 years ago


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