2017 FINA World Championships: Day 8 Prelims Preview


The 8th and final preliminary session from Budapest will be a quick one, with just men’s and women’s 400 IMs and 400 medley relays on the schedule.

There will be just three heats in the women’s 400 IM, with Olympic gold medalist Katinka Hosszu headlining the third heat in search of her fourth individual medal. Mireia Belmonte will swim in lane 5, and American veteran Elizabeth Beisel will hit the water for the first time at the competition.

200 IM silver medalist Yui Ohashi has lane 4 in heat 2, alongside Great Britain’s Hannah Miley, double freestyle medalist here Leah Smith and Canadian Sydney Pickrem.

The third of four heats in the men’s 400 IM features 200 IM champion Chase Kalisz, as he’ll do battle with two-time defending champion Daiya Seto and Great Britain’s Max Litchfield, who broke the British record in the 200 IM earlier.

Olympic champion Kosuke Hagino will then face hometown Hungarian David Verraszto, China’s Wang Shun and American Jay Litherland in the last heat.

We’ll then have the medley relays, with two heats for the women and three for the men. In the women’s event, Canada and Australia will swim in heat 1 and the U.S. and China will go in heat 2.

For the men, the Brits and Russians take on heat 2 while the U.S. and Australia swim in heat 3. The Americans are favored in both, with the Aussie women and British men their biggest challenge.

The swimmers competing in the prelims will be announced prior to the session.

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6 years ago

Haas -.03 RT. Yikes’

6 years ago

Australia Mens 4×100…..what the hell was that. Mitch Larkin pathetic showing

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6 years ago

Maybe he’s gone vegetarian .

6 years ago

What a free leg by Smith to finish 2d in her stacked heat !!!

6 years ago

Since the live recap isn’t up, nice work Kaylee in the first IM heat!

6 years ago

Anyway well done Mc2

6 years ago

SwimSwam, your day 8 live recap is late.

6 years ago

6/10 – must try harder

Y tho
6 years ago

I can’t believe you just spent the time to type that nonsense out

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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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