2021 International Swimming League – Match 8, Day 2: Live Recap

2021 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – SEASON 3, MATCH 8

Day 2 Start Lists

Day Two Lane Assignments

  • Lanes 1&2: LA Current (LAC)
  • Lanes 3&4: Energy Standard (ENS)
  • Lanes 5&6: London Roar (LON)
  • Lanes 7&8: Tokyo Frog Kings (TOK)

There are two tight team battles for the second day of match eight here in Naples. After a quiet start, Energy Standard built a 25-point lead over the London Roar in the race for the match win. At the same time, the LA Current are coming back from a number of day one setbacks to jump the Tokyo Frog Kings for third place. Currently, LA has a nine-point lead over Tokyo.

Energy’s Sarah Sjostrom will swim the usual 100 free/50 fly double as well as London’s Emma McKeon and LA’s Abbey Weitzeil. McKeon is also entered in the 50 back skins next to event World record-holder Kira Toussaint, who has been undefeated in the backstroke events thus far.

Energy’s Chad le Clos and Ben Proud will swim both the individual and skins 50 fly events, raising the pressure on London skins swimmers Vini Lanza and Dylan Carter. The Roar will still be able to utilize Olympic event champion Kyle Chalmers in the 100 free.

UPDATED SCORES AFTER MATCH 8, DAY 1

  1. Energy Standard: 281.0
  2. London Roar: 256.0
  3. LA Current: 189.0
  4. Tokyo Frog Kings: 180.0

WOMEN’S 100 FREESTYLE

  1. McKEON Emma LON  51.05 10.0 pt
  2. HAUGHEY Siobhan ENS 51.18 7.0 pt
  3.  SJOSTROM Sarah ENS  51.65 6.0 4pt
  4. WEITZEIL Abbey LAC  51.75  5.0 pt
  5. DELOOF Catie TOK  52.51 4.0 pt
  6. GORBENKO Anastasia LAC  52.57  3.0 pt
  7.  WATTEL Marie LON  53.00  2.0 pt
  8.  COMERFORD Mallory TOK 53.50 JP

Energy’s Siobhan Haughey and LA’s Abbey Weitzeil were out first at the halfway mark until London’s Emma McKeon and Energy’s Sarah Sjostrom pushed the pace. At the finish, it was McKeon who ran down Haughey by 0.13s for the 10-point win, 51.05 to 51.18.

Sjostrom snuck in for third place just a tenth over Weitzeil, 51.65 to 51.75. Energy was still able to out-score London by one point in this event.

MEN’S 100 FREESTYLE

  1.  CHALMERS Kyle LON  45.65  10.0 pt
  2. NEMETH Nandor TOK 46.36  7.0 pt
  3. ROONEY Maxime LAC  46.67 6.0 pt
  4.  SPAJARI Pedro TOK 0.65 46.82  5.0 pt
  5.  KOLESNIKOV Kliment ENS  47.07  4.0 pt
  6. MALYUTIN Martin LAC  47.18  3.0 pt
  7.  NAKAMURA Katsumi LON  47.31 2.0 pt
  8.  BILIS Simonas ENS  47.63 JP

Kyle Chalmers was an unstoppable force in this race, splitting 21.91 at the first 50 before closing in a 23.74 to easily take the 10-point win for the Roar at 45.65. Tokyo’s Nandor Nemeth gained on LA’s Maxime Rooney to take second place by 0.31s, 46.36 to 46.67.

Both London and Tokyo secured 12 points each from this event while Energy was only able to pick up four points to LA’s nine-point gain.

WOMEN’S 200 BUTTERFLY

  1.  MACINNES Keanna TOK 2:06.73 10.0
  2.  BIANCHI Ilaria LON  2:06.79  7.0
  3. GINGRICH Leah TOK  2:06.87 6.0
  4.  ROSENDAHL BACH Helena ENS  2:07.09  5.0
  5.  GASSON Helena LAC  2:07.73 4.0
  6.  LAHTINEN Laura LON  2:08.34  3.0
  7.  NTOUNTOUNAKI Anna LAC  2:10.31  2.0
  8.  VALL Jessica ENS 2:14.36  -1.0

LA’s Helena Gasson and Anna Ntountounaki lead the field during the first 100 of the race until Tokyo’s Keanna MacInnes and Leah Gingrich pushed the outside smoke on the back-half. At the touch, MacInnes and Gingrich  finished 1-3 to give Tokyo 16 points.

London’s Ilaria Bianchi took second place by 0.06s at 2:06.79 as Gasson and Ntountounaki finished 5-7 for the Current. Tokyo and LA are now tied for third place.

Team Scores Update:

  1. Energy Standard, 302.0
  2. London Roar, 290.0
  3. LA Current/Tokyo Frog Kings, 212.0

MEN’S 200 BUTTERFLY

  1.  SETO Daiya TOK 1:49.41  12.0
  2.  SHIELDS Tom LAC  1:50.39  7.0
  3.  HVAS Tomoe LAC  1:50.62  6.0
  4. le CLOS Chad ENS  1:51.06 / MORIMOTO Teppei LON  1:51.06  4.5
  5.  ZIRK Kregor ENS  1:52.77  3.0
  6.  LANZA Vini LON 1:54.46 JP
  7.  BRZOSKOWSKI Maarten TOK  1:57.69 JP

As LA’s Tom Shields accelerated during the third 50, so did Tokyo’s Daiya Seto. While the pair both split 28.4s on that third 50, Seto unleashed 27.95 on the last 50 to easily pass up Shields to give Tokyo a strong 12-point win. While Shields settled for second at 1:50.39, teammate Tomoe Hvas swam 1:50.62 for third to give LA 13 points, setting a new Norwegian national record.

Energy’s Chad le Clos took the first 100 out in a quick 51.97, but faded to fourth place, tying with London’s Teppei Morimoto.

WOMEN’S 100 BACKSTROKE

  1. WILM Ingrid LAC 55.61 15.0
  2.  TOUSSAINT Kira LON 56.11 7.0
  3.  SHKURDAI Anastasiya ENS  57.16  6.0
  4.  DELOOF Catie TOK  57.55  5.0
  5.  KUBOVA Simona ENS  57.64  4.0
  6.  DELOOF Gabby TOK  57.86 JP
  7.  SHANAHAN Katie LON  58.93 JP
  8. FRANCESCHI Sara LAC  1:00.32 JP

De-throning two-time event champion Kira Toussaint of London with another Canadian national record swim was LA’s Ingrid Wilm, punching the wall at 55.61. Wilm is now 3-for-3 in the backstroke events for match eight. Toussaint settled for second place at 56.11, but a full second over Energy’s Anastasiya Shkurdai (57.16).

Wilm’s 15-point win out-scored Tokyo by ten points, furthering their lead over the Frog Kings to an 11-point gap.

Team Scores Update:

  1. Energy Standard, 318.5
  2. London Roar, 301.5
  3. LA Current, 240.0
  4. Tokyo Frog Kings, 229.0

MEN’S 100 BACKSTROKE

  1. GUIDO Guilherme LON 49.39  12.0
  2.  RYLOV Evgeny ENS  49.58 7.0
  3. DIENER Christian LON  49.92  6.0
  4.  TARASEVICH Grigory TOK 50.67 5.0
  5.  CHRISTOU Apostolos LAC  50.89  4.0
  6. BOHUS Richard TOK  50.92  3.0
  7. MAHONEY Travis ENS  52.62 JP
  8.  DEVINE Abrahm LAC  53.42 JP

London’s Guilherme Guido turned 0.07s ahead of Energy’s Evgeny Rylov at the halfway mark, leaving Guido to hold off multi-distance specialist Rylov in the final meters. At the end, Guido clocked 49.39 to Rylov’s 49.58 to take the 12-point win by 0.19s.

Also breaking 50 seconds at 49.92 to give the Roar a 1-3 finish was Christian Diener, giving London an 18-point gain to Energy’s 7-point pick-up. Energy now sits seven points ahead of London for the lead.

Team Scores Update:

  1. Energy Standard, 326.5
  2. London Roar, 319.5
  3. LA Current, 244.0
  4. Tokyo Frog Kings, 237.0

WOMEN’S 100 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

  1. GORBENKO Anastasia LAC  58.13  10.0
  2. HARVEY Mary-Sophie ENS  58.36 7.0
  3. IGARASHI Chihiro TOK 58.78  6.0
  4. TEIJONSALO Fanny ENS/PICKREM Sydney LON  58.81  4.5
  5. GASTALDELLO Beryl LAC  59.19 3.0
  6. BUSCH Kim LON  1:00.14  2.0
  7. OHASHI Yui TOK  1:00.59 JP

Energy’s Mary-Sophie Harvey had the clear lead at the halfway point of this race until LA’s Anastasia Gorbenko gained on Harvey in the back-half. At the touch, it was Gorbenko who sealed the 10-point win over Harvey by 0.23s, 58.13 to 58.36. Sneaking in for third-place points was Tokyo’s Chihiro Igarashi at 58.78.

LA once again out-scored Tokyo in this event, 13-6, while Energy out-scored London 11.5-6.5.

Team Scores Update:

  1. Energy Standard, 338.0
  2. London Roar, 326.0
  3. LA Current, 257.0
  4. Tokyo Frog Kings, 243.0

MEN’S 100 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

  1.  SCOTT Duncan LON  52.13 10.0
  2.  MOROZOV Vladimir TOK  52.31  7.0
  3.  ACEVEDO Javier LAC  52.62 6.0
  4. ZHILKIN Andrey ENS  52.99 5.0
  5.  HELD Ryan LAC  53.36  4.0
  6.  GREENBANK Luke LON  53.75  3.0
  7.  SWANSON Charlie ENS  53.97 2.0
  8.  KAWAMOTO Takeshi TOK  54.19  -1.0

LA’s Ryan Held pushed the lead in the front-half of this race until experienced IMers Vlad Morozov of Tokyo and Duncan Scott of London came charging home on the last 25. At the wall, it was Scott who touched out Morozov by 0.18s for the 10-point win, 52.13 to 52.31. Giving LA a third-place finish was Javier Acevedo at 52.62 while Held faded to fifth at 53.36.

London out-scored Energy 13-7 in this event, diminishing their team standings gap to six points. LA also out-scored Tokyo 10-6 in this event.

Team Scores Update:

  1. Energy Standard, 345.0
  2. London Roar, 339.0
  3. LA Current, 267.0
  4. Tokyo Frog Kings, 249.0

WOMEN’S 100 BREASTSTROKE

  1. ATKINSON Alia LON 1:03.93  9.0
  2.  WATANABE Kanako TOK 1:04.70  7.0
  3. LAZOR Annie LON  1:05.11  6.0
  4.  CHIKUNOVA Evgenia ENS  1:05.14 5.0
  5.  TUCKER Miranda TOK  1:05.56  4.0
  6.  CLARK Imogen LAC  1:05.61 3.0
  7. PILATO Benedetta ENS 1:05.62  2.0
  8. TETEREVKOVA Kotryna LAC  1:05.99  1.0

Giving London another event win today was Alia Atkinson, stopping the clock with the only sub-1:04 effort of 1:03.93. Sneaking in for second place was Tokyo’s Kanako Watanabe at 1:04.70 while London’s Annie Lazor edged out Energy’s Evgenia Chikunova for third place by 0.03s, 1:05.11 to 1:05.14.

London scored 15 solid points from this event to Energy’s eight points. Meanwhile, Tokyo earned 11 points as LA took four points.

Team Scores Update:

  1. London Roar, 354.0
  2. Energy Standard, 352.0
  3. LA Current, 271.0
  4. Tokyo Frog Kings, 260.0

MEN’S 100 BREASTSTROKE

  1. SHYMANOVICH Ilya ENS  55.63  19.0
  2.  KOSEKI Yasuhiro TOK 56.78 7.0
  3. LIMA Felipe ENS  56.93 6.0
  4.  PINZUTI Alessandro TOK  57.03 5.0
  5. MURDOCH Ross LON  58.16
  6.  ROTHBAUER Christopher LAC 58.40
  7. WILLIAMSON Sam LON  58.68
  8.  DEVINE Abrahm LAC  1:02.86  -1.0

Ilya Shymanovich raised the standard in this event for Energy, splitting 25.99/29.64 to pull off a dominant 55.63 worth 19 points. Energy teammate Felipe Lima took third at 56.93 to total 25 points from this event alone.

Sneaking in for second place was Yasuhiro Koseki at 56.76 while Alessandro Pinzuti avoided the 5th-8th place jackpot with his time of 57.03. LA finished 6-8, but lost one point from a missed time standard. Tokyo now leads over LA by two points.

Team Scores Update:

  1. Energy Standard, 377.0
  2. London Roar, 354.0
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings, 272.0
  4. LA Current, 270.0

WOMEN’S 50 BUTTERFLY

  1.  SJOSTROM Sarah ENS 25.16 10.0
  2. McKEON Emma LON 25.24  7.0
  3.  WEITZEIL Abbey LAC  25.35 6.0
  4.  BANIC Madeline ENS  25.36  5.0
  5.  GASTALDELLO Beryl LAC 25.50 4.0
  6.  TETZLOFF Aly TOK 25.74 3.0
  7.  WATTEL Marie LON 26.10 2.0
  8.  COMERFORD Mallory TOK  26.94  -1.0

In their second face-off of the day, Energy’s Sarah Sjostrom came out on top of the 50 fly by 0.08s over London’s Emma McKeon for the 10-point win, 25.16 to 25.24. Finishing one one-hundredth ahead of Energy’s Maddy Banic for third place was LA’s Abbey Weitzeil, 25.35 to 25.36.

Energy out-scored London in this event 15-9 while LA out-scored Tokyo in this event 10-2.

Team Scores Update:

  1. Energy Standard, 392.0
  2. London Roar, 363.0
  3. LA Current, 280.0
  4. Tokyo Frog Kings, 274.0

MEN’S 50 BUTTERFLY

  1. CARTER Dylan LON  22.40 10.0
  2.  PROUD Ben ENS  22.47  7.0
  3.  KAWAMOTO Takeshi TOK  22.59  6.0
  4. SHIELDS Tom LAC 22.71  5.0
  5.  ROONEY Maxime LAC 22.80  4.0
  6.  le CLOS Chad ENS  22.93  3.0
  7.  MORIMOTO Teppei LON  23.19  2.0
  8. SPAJARI Pedro TOK  23.77  JP

Taking the surprise win by seven one-hundredths over Energy’s Ben Proud to pick up ten points for London was Dylan Carter, edging out Proud 22.40 to 22.47. Taking third place by 0.12s for Tokyo was Takeshi Kawamoto, stopping the clock 0.12s ahead of LA’s Tom Shields.

While London out-scored Energy 12-10, Energy remains 27 points ahead of the Roar for the lead. Meanwhile, LA sits nine points ahead of Tokyo for third place.

Team Scores Update:

  1. Energy Standard, 402.0
  2. London Roar, 375.0
  3. LA Current, 289.0
  4. Tokyo Frog Kings, 280.0

WOMEN’S 200 FREESTYLE

  1.  HAUGHEY Siobhan ENS 1:52.50  10.0
  2.  MADDEN Paige TOK  1:55.07 7.0
  3.  MUREZ Andi LON  1:55.71 6.0
  4.  DUMONT Valentine LAC  1:55.83  5.0
  5.  GORBENKO Anastasia LAC  1:56.21 4.0
  6. IGARASHI Chihiro TOK  1:56.39  3.0
  7.  PICKREM Sydney LON  1:56.41 2.0
  8.  ROSENDAHL BACH Helena ENS  1:57.66 JP

The dominant Siobhan Haughey took her second win of the day in this event at 1:52.50, securing 10 points for Energy alone. Meanwhile, Tokyo’s Paige Madden swam strong for a second place finish ahead of LA’s Andi Murez, 1:55.07 to 1:55.71.

Tokyo earned 10 points to LA’s nine points, but still sit eight points behind the Current in fourth place.

Team Scores Update:

  1. Energy Standard, 412.0
  2. London Roar, 383.0
  3. LA Current, 298.0
  4. Tokyo Frog Kings, 290.0

MEN’S 200 FREESTYLE

  1.  SCOTT Duncan LON  1:42.13 10.0
  2.  MALYUTIN Martin LAC  1:42.74  7.0
  3.  SCHEFFER Fernando LAC  1:43.21  6.0
  4.  QUINTERO Cristian TOK 1:43.48  5.0
  5. NEMETH Nandor TOK  1:44.03  4.0
  6.  INCERTI Zac LON  1:44.31  3.0
  7.  ZIRK Kregor ENS  1:44.55 2.0
  8. de TULLIO Marco ENS  1:47.34 JP

Taking his second event win of the day for London was Duncan Scott, securing 10 points with a 1:42.13. At the same time, LA’s Martin Malyutin and Fernando Scheffer finished 2-3 for the Current, equaling London’s 13-point pick-up.

Meanwhile, Energy Standard only scored two points, diminishing their lead to 18 points over the Roar.

Team Scores Update:

  1. Energy Standard, 414.0
  2. London Roar, 396.0
  3. LA Current, 311.0
  4. Tokyo Frog Kings, 299.0

MIXED 4 X 100 MEDLEY RELAY

  1.  ENS – Energy Standard 3:31.96 38.0 pt
  2. LON – London Roar 3:34.53 14.0 pt
  3. ENS – Energy Standard 3:36.36  12.0
  4. LON – London Roar 3:38.40  10.0
  5. LAC – LA Current 3:39.04 JP
  6. TOK – Tokyo Frog Kings 3:39.59 JP
  7. LAC – LA Current 3:40.01 JP
  8. TOK – Tokyo Frog Kings 3:42.08 JP

Energy Standard chose two MMFF relays in this event, which paid off as they secured the 38-point win as well as snuck in for third place, totaling 50 points. London’s Kyle Chalmers anchored their top relay at 45.71, which moved them from 7th to 2nd in the race for the 14 relay points.

Both LA and Tokyo scored zero points in this event despite the Current’s 5-7 finish to the Frog Kings’ 6-8 finish.

Team Scores Update:

  1. Energy Standard, 484.0
  2. London Roar, 420.0
  3. LA Current, 311.0
  4. Tokyo Frog Kings, 399.0

WOMEN’S 400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

Place by Time

  1.  SHANAHAN Katie LON  4:31.83 16.0 pt
  2. FRANCESCHI Sara LAC 4:32.38  10.0 pt
  3. OHASHI Yui TOK 4:33.74  8.0 pt
  4. GUNES Viktoriya ENS 4:34.69 5.0 pt
  5. MADDEN Paige TOK  4:37.49  11.0 pt
  6. ROSENDAHL BACH Helena ENS  4:39.20  3.0
  7. LAHTINEN Laura LON 4:47.80  -1.0
  8. TETEREVKOVA Kotryna LAC 4:53.29 -1.0

Place by Points

  1. SHANAHAN Katie LON  4:31.83 16.0 pt
  2. MADDEN Paige TOK  4:37.49  11.0 pt
  3. FRANCESCHI Sara LAC 4:32.38  10.0 pt
  4. OHASHI Yui TOK 4:33.74  8.0 pt
  5. GUNES Viktoriya ENS 4:34.69 5.0 pt
  6. ROSENDAHL BACH Helena ENS  4:39.20  3.0
  7. LAHTINEN Laura LON 4:47.80  -1.0
  8. TETEREVKOVA Kotryna LAC 4:53.29 -1.0

Securing 16 points for London with a blazing time of 4:31.83 was Katie Shanahan, holding off LA’s Sara Franceschi, who earned 10 crucial points for the Current. Tokyo’s Yui Ohashi finished in third place while teammate Paige Madden earned 11 points by herself.

Tokyo picked up 19 points from this event to LA’s nine points, shortening their gap to two points for third place. London also out-scored Energy 15-9 in this event.

Team Scores Update:

  1. Energy Standard, 472.0
  2. London Roar, 435.0
  3. LA Current, 320.0
  4. Tokyo Frog Kings, 318.0

MEN’S 400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

Place by Time

  1.  SETO Daiya TOK  4:00.06 24.0
  2. SCOTT Duncan LON  4:04.61  7.0
  3. HVAS Tomoe LAC 4:05.75 6.0
  4. GREENBANK Luke LON  4:06.58  9.0
  5. SWANSON Charlie ENS  4:08.08 4.0
  6. PASYNKOV Daniil TOK 4:08.12  3.0
  7. MAHONEY Travis ENS  4:10.12 JP
  8. DEVINE Abrahm LAC  4:11.81 JP

Place by Points

  1.  SETO Daiya TOK  4:00.06 24.0
  2. GREENBANK Luke LON  4:06.58  9.0
  3. SCOTT Duncan LON  4:04.61  7.0
  4. HVAS Tomoe LAC 4:05.75 6.0
  5. SWANSON Charlie ENS  4:08.08 4.0
  6. PASYNKOV Daniil TOK 4:08.12  3.0
  7. MAHONEY Travis ENS  4:10.12 JP
  8. DEVINE Abrahm LAC  4:11.81 JP

Daiya Seto led from start to finish in this race, nailing the wall at 4:00.06 to pick up 24 big points for the Frog Kings. Tokyo picked up a sum of 27 points while LA only earned six points. Entering the skins events, Tokyo is now 19 points ahead of LA for third place.

Finishing 2-4 for London were Duncan Scott and Luke Greenbank, combining for 16 points. Meanwhile, Energy Standard only scored four points.

Team Scores Update:

  1. Energy Standard, 476.0
  2. London Roar, 451.0
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings, 345.0
  4. LA Current, 326.0

WOMEN’S 50 BACKSTROKE SKINS

Quarter-Final

  1.  TOUSSAINT Kira LON  25.73 15.0
  2. WILM Ingrid LAC  26.39 7.0
  3.  HARVEY Mary-Sophie ENS  26.41  6.0
  4. DELOOF Catie TOK 26.67 5.0

One from each team has moved onto the quarter-final of this round, with London’s Kira Toussaint taking a 15-point win at 25.73 as LA’s Ingrid Wilm, Energy’s Mary-Sophie Harvey, and Tokyo’s Catie DeLoof all will move on.

Semi-Final

  1.  WILM Ingrid LAC  26.68 9.0
  2.  HARVEY Mary-Sophie ENS 27.37  7.0

LA’s Ingrid Wilm charged home to secure her spot in the final round for the Current at 26.68. At the same time, Energy’s Mary-Sophie Harvey shut out London’s Kira Toussaint and Tokyo’s Catie DeLoof.

Final

  1.  WILM Ingrid LAC  26.92 21.0
  2.  HARVEY Mary-Sophie ENS  28.94 JP

Taking all 21 points in this round at 26.92 was LA’s Ingrid Wilm, taking all seven of Energy’s Mary-Sophie Harvey‘s points.

Team Scores Update:

  1. Energy Standard, 493.0
  2. London Roar, 472.0
  3. LA Current, 363.0
  4. Tokyo Frog Kings, 355.0

MEN’S 50 BUTTERFLY SKINS

Quarter-Final

  1. KAWAMOTO Takeshi TOK  22.53 9.0
  2. =SHIELDS Tom LAC/CARTER Dylan LON  22.55 6.5
  3. PROUD Ben ENS 22.74  5.0

Tokyo’s Takeshi Kawamoto came in clutch for the Frog Kings with his top time of 22.53, securing nine points. It will be another semi-final with one swimmer per team as London’s Dylan Carter, LA’s Tom Shields, and Energy’s Ben Proud will advance to the next round.

Semi-Final

  1. SHIELDS Tom LAC  23.03 9.0
  2.  KAWAMOTO Takeshi TOK  23.34  7.0

The team race for third will heat up as LA’s Tom Shields and Tokyo’s Takeshi Kawamoto made their move into the final round.

Final

  1.  SHIELDS Tom LAC  23.46 14.0
  2.  KAWAMOTO Takeshi TOK 23.89  7.0

LA goes 2-for-2 in the skins as Tom Shields out-stroked Tokyo’s Takeshi Kawamoto at 23.46 to secure the Current’s third-place team finish.

Energy Standard is now the only undefeated team in the 2021 ISL regular season as the London Roar settled for second place. Meanwhile, the LA Current overcame their day one trials and took a strong third-place finish over the Tokyo Frog Kings.

Final Team Scores

  1. Energy Standard, 507.0
  2. London Roar, 486.5
  3. LA Current, 395.5
  4. Tokyo Frog Kings, 379.0

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Tyson
1 year ago

Anyone seen the caption on ISL’s Instagram page of the match 8 score

“We’re not surprised by the club standings of the ISL’s season 3’s match 8!

Double tap if you aren’t either”

Now I know it’s been made clear that the founder of ISL supports energy standard, I’ve got nothing against that but for the main page to start to come across as biased isn’t a good look especially considering it really was a close match a better caption could have been “who enjoyed every minute of the match down to final race as much as we did!”

Idk it could have been anything that didn’t come across as biased

jeff
1 year ago

LON in the MMR just further reinforces that you can’t win with a woman in the breaststroke slot (not that I’m saying they had any better options in this, just a general statement). Guido had the fastest back split and Atkinson/Sjostrom/Chalmers are one of if not the best in the world in their respective 100s but they still didn’t really have a chance at winning.

Troyy
Reply to  jeff
1 year ago

*McKeon

While LON did win last week with that lineup it requires the other team to be slow across multiple strokes for them to pull it off which makes it a losing tactic against any strong team.

Honest Observer
1 year ago

Had no idea Abbey Weitzel was such a good 50 flyer. Almost tagged McKeon and Sjostrom, that would have been something.

Yui Ohashi’s thought after getting jackpotted in the 100 IM: [“Who cares? I’m a double individual Olympic champion.”]

Sub13
Reply to  Honest Observer
1 year ago

It does feel a bit strange to see a bunch of Olympians be beaten in their events by people I’ve never heard of. But yeah, if you choice was to win an ISL match or win Olympic gold then I know what I’d choose.

lol
Reply to  Sub13
1 year ago

Katie shanahan is quite well known by British swimming fans, she’s only 17 and broke a british age group record in the 200IM when she was only 14, she had her big breakthrough at european juniors earlier this year where she won 6 medals including 4 individual medals and 2 Golds in both IM’s. Now that Willmott’s retired (I think?) She will be GB’s leading light in the 400IM.

commonwombat
Reply to  lol
1 year ago

Shanahan was a star of Euro Jrs, as was Mildred. Where as Mildred has been decidedly out of his depth, this was not Shanahan’s first commendable ISL swim.

yardfan
1 year ago

Appalled by some of the line-ups of LA Current. Don’t know what head coach is thinking. Devine is doing nothing. Rooney not being used. Hopefully this will all get better in semis.

Tony
1 year ago

Poor Kyle. Still can’t set the best ISL Season 3 time in the 100 free. Maybe he should transition into the 200 free. It wouldn’t help the London Roar, but it could help Team Australia.

Sub13
Reply to  Tony
1 year ago

He already swims the 200 free. And he won the 50 and 100 free this match, throwing down the seventh fastest 100 free relay split of all time.

What are you on about?

SwimJon
1 year ago

Wilm is on fire!

NJones
Reply to  SwimJon
1 year ago

2 Canadian women in the final 2 of the Backstroke skins… And neither one named Masse!

Yoo
1 year ago

Wait was toussaint 0.13 off the WR in 1st round of skins? What a legend

Tyson
Reply to  Yoo
1 year ago

It’s also cost her cause she’s missed the final round

Yoo
Reply to  Tyson
1 year ago

Yep

Yoo
Reply to  Yoo
1 year ago

nvm wasnt a good decision

Troyy
Reply to  Yoo
1 year ago

She did that once last year and the result was the same in round 2. Probably knew she had no chance against Wilm anyway.

Last edited 1 year ago by Troyy
commonwombat
Reply to  Troyy
1 year ago

She’s a great 70-75m swimmer but she dies coming home over 100, esp LCM. Realistically not making final 2 was not a surprise. Was the “all out” first round a conscious effort given this weakness or not ?

CY~
1 year ago

This is kinda crazy… Seto got the 3rd-5th checkpoint points at the 200m mark

Landen
Reply to  CY~
1 year ago

Seto swimming angry after yesterday

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