2018 SC Worlds: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

2018 FINA SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Tuesday, December 11th – Sunday, December 16th
  • Hangzhou, China
  • Tennis Centre, Hangzhou Olympic & International Expo Center
  • SCM (25m)
  • Prelims: 9:30 am local, 8:30 pm ET / Finals: 7:00 pm* local, 6:00* am ET
  • *The final night of finals will be one hour earlier, starting at 6:00 pm local and 5:00 am ET
  • Live Results (Omega)

The prelims for the third day of the 2018 FINA Short Course World Championships will feature seven individual events and one relay. Check our preview for the day here, and follow along here for live updates throughout the morning.

Men’s 100 IM Prelims

  1. Michael Andrew – USA – 51.50
  2. Kliment Kolesnikov – RUS – 51.69
  3. Marco Orsi – ITA – 51.86
  4. Markus Lie – NOR – 52.12
  5. Wang Shun – CHN – 52.15
  6. Caito Pumptutis – BRA – 52.31
  7. Sergei Fesikov – RUS – 52.33
  8. Hiromas Fujimori – JPN – 52.35
  9. Kenneth To – HKG – 52.38
  10. Heiko Giller – AUT – 52.52
  11. Berhard Reitshammer – AUT – 52.78
  12. Alexis Santos – POR – 53.09
  13. Simon Sjoedin – SWE – 53.31
  14. Diego Prado – BRA – 53.50
  15. Jack Gerard – AUS – 53.51
  16. Bradlee Ashby – NZL – 53.64

No big surprises in the first event of the morning. Michael Andrew, the defending champion, and Kliment Kolesnikov, the world junior record holder, took the top two spots, with times of 51.50 and 51.69. Andrew’s time was faster than the 51.84 it took him to win gold at the 2016 Worlds. Kolesnikov, meanwhile, was about three-tenths of a second off of his world junior record time.

Marco Orsi was the only other man under 52, touching in 51.86.

Notably, Mitch Larkin, who’s been dipping more and more into the IMs, scratched this event. He’s schedule to swim the 50 back in just a few minutes, as is Kolesnikov.

Women’s 50 Fly Prelims

  • World Record: 24.38, Therese Alshammar (SWE), 2009
  • Championship Record: 24.58, Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 2014
  • World Junior Record: 25.14, Rikako Ikee (JPN), 2017
  1. Ranomi Kromowidjojo – NED – 25.32
  2. Haley Black – CAN / Melanie Henrique – FRA – 25.43Â
  3. (tie)
  4. Kelsi Dahlia – USA – 25.49
  5. Wang Yichun – CHN  25.66
  6. Antastasiya Shkurdai – BLR – 25.82
  7. Maaike de Waard – NED -25.83
  8. Aliena Schmidtke – GER  – 25.87
  9. Elena de Liddo – ITA – 25.88
  10. Ariana Surkova – RUS – 25.95
  11. Holly Barrat – AUS – 25.97
  12. Erin Gallagher – RSA – 26.01
  13. Daiene Dias – BRA – 26.06
  14. Kendyl Stewart – USA – 26.09
  15. Mimosa Jallow – FIN – 26.13
  16. Yukina Hirayama – JPN / Zhang Yufei – CHN – 26.14

Dutch star Ranomi Kromowidjojo won the final heat to take the top overall time from the morning with a 25.32. Young Canadian Haley Black and France’s Melanie Henrique tied for the 2nd-fastest time with 25.43. 2016 silver medalist  Kelsi Dahlia won 6 with a 25.49, the 4th-fastest time in prelims.

We’ll have a swim off later on this session, as Yukina Hirayama and Zhang Yufei tied for 16th, with a 26.14.

Update: Hirayama won the swim-off, 25.74 to 25.98, as both women swam faster than their initial times.

Men’s 50 Back Prelims

  • World Record: 22.22, Florent Manaudou (FRA), 2014
  • Championship Record: 22.22, Florent Manaudou (FRA), 2014
  • World Junior Record: 22.82, Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS), 2018
  1. Guilherme Guido – BRA – 23.00
  2. Shane Ryan – IRL – 23.03
  3. Christian Diener – GER – 23.15
  4. Kliment Kolesnikov – RUS  Evgeny Rylov – RUS  – 23.16
  5. (tie)
  6. Ryan Murphy – USA – 23.25
  7. Simone Sabbioni – ITA – 23.34
  8. Robert Glinta – ROU – 23.38
  9. Matt Grevers – USA / Xu Jiayu – CHN – 23.39
  10. (tie)
  11. Guilherme Basseto – BRA – 23.46
  12. Mitch Larkin – AUS – 23.49
  13. Apostolos Christou – GRE – 23.57
  14. Dylan Carter – TTO – 23.73
  15. Gabriel Lopes – POR – 23.75
  16. Viktar Stastelovich – BLR – 23.79

Once again, all the big names made it through to the semis, but it was Brazil’s Guilherme Guido who posted the top time of the morning, touching in 23.00. Shane Ryan was just behind him, posting a 23.03.

The two Russian backstrokers,  Kolesnikov and Evgeny Rylov both went 23.16, tying them for the 4th seed. Ryan Murphy qualified 6th with a 23.25, while Matt Grevers and Xu Jiayu, two men who should be very much in the mix during the final, tied for 9th with times of 23.39.

Women’s 100 IM Prelims

  • World Record: 56.51, Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2017
  • Championship Record: 56.70, Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2014
  • World Junior Record: 57.75, Rikako Ikee (JPN), 2017
  1. Katinka Hosszu – HUN – 58.05
  2. Melanie Margalis – USA – 58.87
  3. Runa Imai – JPN – 58.99
  4. Emily Seebohm – AUS – 59.11
  5. Ye Shiwen – CHN – 59.24
  6. Jenna Laukkanen – FIN – 59.39
  7. Rika Omoto – JPN – 59.48
  8. Kathleen Baker – USA – 59.52
  9. Alia Atkinson – JAM – 59.29
  10. Ilaria Cusinato – ITA – 59.76
  11. Mariia Kameneva – AUT – 59.94
  12. Lena Kreundl – AUT – 59.94
  13. Ruta Meilutye – LTU – 1:00.11
  14. Lidon Munoz – ESP – 1:00.71
  15. Susaann Bjornsen – NOR – 1:00.82
  16. Yang Chan – CHN – 1:01.24

The top two times both came from the final heat, where world record holder Katinka Hosszu out-dueled Melanie Margalis, better known as a 200/400 swimmer, 58.05 to 58.87.

Plenty of other big names will compete for a spot in the final, including Emily Seebohm, Ye Shiwen, Kathleen Baker, Alia Atkinson, and Ruta Meilutyte.

Men’s 50 Free Prelims

  • World Record: 20.26, Florent Manaudou (FRA), 2014
  • Championship Record: 20.26, Florent Manaudou (FRA), 2014
  • World Junior Record:21.24, Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS), 2017
  1. Caeleb Dressel – USA – 20.62
  2. Vladimir Morozov – RUS – 20.89
  3. Cameron McEvoy – 20.97
  4. Ben Proud – GBR – 20.98
  5. Simonas Bilis – LTU – 21.10
  6. Jesse Puts – NED – 21.19
  7. Michael Andrew – 21.25
  8. Pawe Jurasek – POL – 21.30
  9. Sergii Shevtsov – UKR – 21.31
  10. Katsumi Nakamura – JPN – 21.33
  11. Kosuke Matsui – JPN – 21.34
  12. Lorenzo Zazzeri – ITA – 21.38
  13. Ali Khalafalla – EGY / Brad Tandy – RSA – 21.38
  14. (tie)
  15. Cesar Cielo – BRA – 21.39
  16. Maxim Lobanovskij – HUN – 21.40

Caeleb Dressel officially set the American Record in this event, alter leading off the USA’s mixed free relay in a 20.43 yesterday (leadoff legs on mixed relays do not count for records). His time this morning of 20.62 put him almost three-tenths ahead of Vladimir Morozov, who put up the 2nd-fastest time in 20.89.

Right now, it looks like it should be a Dressel-Morozov showdown in the final, but there will be a bevy of other swimmers who will be wanting to cut in.

Cam McEvoy and Ben Proud were the other two men under 21, going 20.97 and 20.98, respectively.  It was quite tight behind those four men, with Simonas Bilis leading 12 swimmers who finished between 21.10 and 21.40, including (among others), Michael Andrew and Cesar Cielo.

Women’s 200 Back Prelims

  • World Record: 1:59.23, Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2014
  • Championship Record: 1:59.23, Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2014
  • World Junior Record: 2:00.93 (Best Time)
  1. Lisa Bratton – USA – 2:01.00
  2. Emily Seebohm – AUS – 2:02.68
  3. Kathleen Baker – USA – 2:03.44
  4. Margherita Panziera – ITA – 2:03.85
  5. Sayaka Akase – JPN – 2:03.87
  6. Emi Moronuki – JPN – 2:03.93
  7. Katinka Hosszu – HUN / Daria Kustinova – RUS – 2:03.96
  8. (tie)

Lisa Bratton moved up to #3 all-time among USA swimmers in this event with a very strong-looking 2:01.00 to win the final heat. Bratton’s time was less than a second off of Missy Franklin’s American Record of 2:00.03, and now ranks only behind Franklin and Kathleen Baker (2:01.33) for the USA.

Baker herself put up the 3rd-fastest time of the morning, going 2:03.44 in a race where she battled against the lane lines, something we’ve seen a lot, and not just from Baker, this week.

In between the two Americans, Australia Emily Seebohm put up a 2:02.68 to earn one of the middle two lanes this evening.

World record holder Katinka Hosszu just made it in to the final, tying with Daria Kustinova for 7th with a time of 2:03.96.

Men’s 200 Breast Prelims

  • World Record: 2:00.44, Marco Koch (GER), 2016
  • Championship Record: 2:01.21, Marco Koch (GER), 2016
  • World Junior Record: 2:03.23 (Best Time)
  1. Qin Haiyang – CHN – 2:01.64
  2. Kirill Prigoda – RUS – 2:01.82
  3. Marco Koch – GER – 2:02.83
  4. Josh Prenot – USA – 2:03.23
  5. Yasuhurio Koseki – JPN – 2:03.41
  6. Erik Persson – SWE – 2:03.51
  7. Mikhail Dorinov – RUS – 2:03.84
  8. Arno Kamminga – NED – 2:03.88

Qin Haiyang of China will go into tonight’s final as the top seed, after winning the final heat in a time of 2:01.64. Kirill Prigoda had the lead for much of that race, but Haiyang really attacked the final length, and just pipped Prigoda by about two-tenths of a second.

World record holder Marco Koch had the 3rd-fastest time of the morning, with a 2:02.83 out of heat 4.

Josh Prenot, 2016 Olympic silver medalist in this event, will be seeded 4th with a 2:03.23 in that final heat, followed by 2017 Worlds silver medalist Yasuhiro Koseki, with posted a 2:03.41.

Mixed 4×50 Medley Relay Prelims

  • World Record: 1:37.17, United States, 2013
  • Championship Record: 1:37.22, United States, 2016
  • World Junior Record:1:42.42 (Best Time)
  1. USA, 1:37.33
  2. Germany, 1:38.39
  3. Australia, 1:38.71
  4. Italy, 1:38.75
  5. Russia, 1:38.85
  6. Japan, 1:39.00
  7. Finland / Netherlands, 1:39.0
  8. (tie)

The USA quartet of Ryan Murphy, Katie Meili, Kendyl Stewart, and Michael Chadwick scorched a 1:33.33, less than two-tenths of a second off of the world record time of 1:37.17. We’d expect to see that record go down in finals, as the US is likely to bring in a whole new lineup.

Murphy’s lead off time of 22.77 was about a half second faster than his time in the individual 50 earlier this session, and it would be an American Record, if it was not the leadoff leg of a mixed relay.

Germany didn’t have any one eye-popping split, but got very good efforts from Christian Deiner, Fabian Schwingeschlogl, Aliena Schmidtke, and Jessica Steiger to post the 2nd-fastest time with a 1:38.39.

Australia grabbed the 3rd seed, thanks in part to a 23.94 anchor leg by Emily Seebohm.

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Robby

Dressel 0.14 off the world record his first of 4(5 with 4×50 men’s relay?) 50 frees of the meet. World record watch

Swammer

MA v Kolesnikov in the 100 IM is going to be so fun to watch.

Not

Anyone with a link to the heats livestream. I’m on a Hungarian one but it’s very sketchy . Cant get the FINA one here . Or the Olympic channel

Old Man Chalmers

olympic channel is free, just use an american vpn

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