2022 FINA World Cup – Berlin: Day 3 Finals Live Recap


The first stop of the FINA Swimming World Cup series wraps up Sunday in Berlin with 11 finals.

The third evening session will start with the men’s 400 IM, followed by the women’s 800 free, women’s 100 butterfly, men’s 50 fly, women’s 200 backstroke, men’s 100 back, women’s 50 breaststroke, men’s 200 breast, women’s 100 free, men’s 200 free, and women’s 200 IM.

Defending World Cup overall champion Matt Sates is taking on a 400 IM / 200 free double about an hour apart as the versatile South African teen seeks his third and fourth gold medals of the meet. Dylan Carter wis also looking to cap off his huge weekend with another sprint victory in the 50 fly, where he was the top qualifier this morning with a 22.61. The 26-year-old from Trinidad and Tobago won the 50 free on Friday before claiming the 50 back title on Saturday.

Siobhan Haughey was the top qualifier in the 100 free with a 52.41 this morning, putting herself in prime position to pull off the 100-200-400 free sweep this weekend.

Watch the finals live here:

Men’s 400 IM – Final

  • World Record: 3:54.81, Daiya Seto (JPN) – 2019
  • World Junior Record: 3:57.25, Ilia Borodin (RSF) – 2018
  • World Cup Record: 3:54.81, Daiya Seto (JPN) – 2019
  1. Matt Sates (RSA) – 4:02.95
  2. Alberto Razzetti (ITA) – 4:04.74
  3. Hubert Kos (HUN) – 4:06.44
  4. Thomas Jansen (NED) – 4:07.88
  5. Hector Ruvalcaba (MEX) – 4:10.00
  6. Richard Nagy (SVK) – 4:10.32
  7. Pier Andrea Matteazzi (ITA) – 4:11.14
  8. Marcos Martin Burguillo (ESP) – 4:19.03

Reigning champ Matt Sates is picking up where he left off last year as he began his double by cruising to a victory in the men’s 400 IM final. He shot out to an early lead on the butterfly leg, just about his doubled his advantage during the breaststroke leg, and held on for the win down the stretch for a final time of 4:02.95, less than a second slower than his lifetime best from this meet last year.

In a three-way battle for second place, Italy’s Alberto Razzetti blazed home on the freestyle leg with 13.40 and 13.19 splits on his last two lengths of the pool to secure the silver medal. Arizona State commit Hubert Kos picked up his eighth career World Cup medal and his second of the week after capturing a silver in Saturday’s 200 IM.

Fifth-place finisher Hector Ruvalcaba lowered his Mexican national record from 4:10.83 to 4:10.00 with his swim.

Women’s 800 Free – Final

  • World Record: 7:59.34, Mireia Belmonte (ESP) – 2013
  • World Junior Record: 7:59.44, Jianjiahe Wang (CHN) – 2018
  • World Cup Record: 7:59.34, Mireia Belmonte (ESP) – 2013
  1. Isabel Gose (GER) – 8:14.88
  2. Sarah Wellbrock (GER) – 8:23.07
  3. Maddy Gough (AUS) – 8:26.48
  4. Valentine Dumont (BEL) – 8:28.29
  5. Katja Fain (SLO) – 8:29.48
  6. Angela Martinez Guillen (ESP) – 8:30.20
  7. Imani de Jong (NED) – 8:31.03
  8. Martina Rita Caramigoli (ITA) – 8:31.79
  9. Lilla Minna Abraham (HUN) – 8:41.45

Germany’s Isabel Gose ran away with an eight-second victory in front of the home crowd, which had plenty to cheer for as countrywoman Sarah Wellbrock made it a 1-2 finish for Germany. With no one to push her in this race, Gose clocked 8:14.88, about six seconds off her best time. It was her first 800 free win on the series after taking the 400 free title twice in the past.

“I’m really happy with my performance of 400 and 800 free,” said Gose, who took bronze in the 400 free on Friday. “It’s always a good idea to swim in Berlin and a pleasure to race with Sarah again.”

Australia’s Maddy Gough swam in the slower heat, but her time of 8:26.48 was faster than Belgium’s Valentine Dumont and clinched her the bronze medal.

Women’s 100 Fly – Final

  • World Record: 54.59, Kelsi Dahlia (USA) – 2021
  • World Junior Record: 55.39, Claire Curzan (USA) – 2021
  • World Cup Record: 54.84, Kelsi Dahlia (USA) – 2018
  1. Louise Hansson (SWE) – 55.33
  2. Maaike de Waard (NED) – 56.95
  3. Laura Lahtinen (FIN) – 57.13
  4. Angelina Kohler (GER) – 57.60
  5. Helena Bach (DEN) – 57.73
  6. Roos Vanotterdijk (BEL) – 57.90
  7. Sara Junevik (SWE) – 58.19
  8. Kim Busch (NED) – 58.36

In another blowout, Louise Hansson cruised to a 1.62-second victory over Maaike de Waard of the Netherlands (56.95). The 25-year-old Swede surprised even herself with her time of 55.33 to open the short-course season.

“I’m really surprised I’m able to go 55.3 here,” Hansson said after the race before being asked about training with her sister, Sophie. “We’ve actually never trained together so it’s a lot of fun. It’s really exciting to have family close again.”

Finland’s Laura Lahtinen took bronze with a time of 57.13, taking .6 seconds off her personal best. It’s her second medal of the meet after winning silver in the 200 fly on Friday.

Men’s 50 Fly – Final

  • World Record: 21.75, Nicholas Santos (BRA) – 2018
  • World Junior Record: 22.34, Andrei Minakov (RUS) – 2020
  • World Cup Record: 21.75, Nicholas Santos (BRA) – 2018
  1. Dylan Carter (TTO) – 22.13
  2. Chad le Clos (RSA) – 22.21
  3. Matteo Rivolta (ITA) – 22.38
  4. Szebasztian Szabo (HUN) – 22.44
  5. Marius Kusch (CLB) – 22.48
  6. Tom Shields (USA) – 22.50
  7. Shaine Casas (USA) – 22.57
  8. Florent Manaudou (FRA) – 22.68

Dylan Carter made it 3-for-3 in sprint events with his 50 fly victory in 22.13, edging Chad le Clos for the gold medal by less than a tenth of a second. The 26-year-old from Trinidad and Tobago was just off his lifetime best of 21.98.

“Now I just need to learn how to swim breaststroke,” Carter joked after completing his hat-trick of 50 free, 50 back, and 50 fly gold medals. “It gives me some confidence. I’m racing the best in the world here, so hopefully I can stay up here.”

With the victory, Carter moves into second place in the overall points standings behind Matt Sates.

Le Clos was equally pleased with his performance and looked ahead to the next two weeks of battles with the red-hot Carter.

“I haven’t had that time in five or six years,” said le Clos, who dubbed himself “Chad le Clos 2.0″ earlier in the meet. “Dylan’s had a great meet so far. It’s going to be fun for the next two weeks.”

Women’s 200 Back – Final

  • World Record: 1:58.94, Kaylee McKeown (AUS) – 2020
  • World Junior Record: 2:00.03, Missy Franklin (USA) – 2011
  • World Cup Record: 1:59.35, Daryna Zevina (UKR) – 2016
  1. Beata Nelson (USA) – 2:02.59
  2. Kylie Masse (CAN) – 2:03.24
  3. Ingrid Wilm (CAN) – 2:04.53
  4. Lotte Hosper (NED) – 2:06.49
  5. Adela Piskorska (POL) – 2:06.72
  6. Daryna Zevina (UKR) – 2:06.85
  7. Hanna Rosvall (SWE) – 2:07.20
  8. Tessa Vermeulen (NED) – 2:07.40

Beata Nelson extended her lead atop the women’s points standings with a win in the women’s 200 back, using her elite underwaters to pull away from the pair of Canadians in 2:02.59. Kylie Masse (2:03.24) and Ingrid Wilm (2:04.53) also medaled in both the 50 back and 200 back.

Men’s 100 Back – Final

  • World Record: 48.33, Coleman Stewart (USA) – 2021
  • World Junior Record: 48.88, Jiayu Xu (CHN) – 2018
  • World Cup Record: 48.90, Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS) – 2017
  1. Shaine Casas (USA) – 49.54
  2. Thomas Ceccon (ITA) – 49.62
  3. Javier Acevedo (CAN) – 50.16
  4. Apostolos Christou (GRE) – 50.16
  5. Yohann Ndoye-Brouard (FRA) – 50.78
  6. Ksawery Masiuk (POL) – 51.23
  7. Tomas Franta (CZE) – 51.29
  8. Yakov Toumarkin (ISR) – 52.31

Just about 10 minutes after swimming the 50 fly, Shaine Casas bounced back to win the men’s 100 back final by less than a tenth of a second over LCM world record holder Thomas Ceccon.

“Tough double, swam 10 minutes ago,” Casas said. “Focus was just eight kicks each wall, tempo, focus on myself. It was a great race.”

Ceccon was also pleased with his silver-medal performance as it marked a new Italian record. His previous best stood at 50.22 and his goal was to go under 50 seconds.

“That’s my PB,” Ceccon said. “Under 50 seconds, that’s my goal. He’s really, really hard to beat.”

Canada’s Javier Acevedo and Greece’s Apostolos Christou tied for the bronze medal in 50.16.

Women’s 50 Breast – Final

  • World Record: 28.56 Alia Atkinson, (JAM) – 2018
  • World Junior Record: 28.81, Benedetta Pilato (ITA), 2020
  • World Cup Record: 28.56 Alia Atkinson, (JAM) – 2018
  1. Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) – 28.60
  2. Sophie Hansson (SWE) – 29.84
  3. Anastasia Gorbenko (ISR) – 30.03
  4. Florine Gaspard (BEL) – 30.05
  5. Ida Hulkko (FIN) – 30.29
  6. Lisa Angiolini (ITA) – 30.30
  7. Silje Slyngstadli (NOR) – 30.34
  8. Klara Thormalm (SWE) – 30.38

Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte made a strong case for swim of the day with a blazing 28.60 in the women’s 50 breast that was just .04 seconds off the world record set by Alia Atkinson in 2018. Meilutyte’s time lowered her own European record of 28.81 from the 2014 Short Course World Championships.

She was a full second ahead of fellow podium finishers Sophie Hansson of Sweden (29.84) and Israel’s Anastasia Gorbenko (30.03).

When asked if she expected such a fast time, Meilutyte simply chuckled and responded, “Yeah.” The 25-year-old is looking confident on the comeback trail.

Men’s 200 Breast – Final

  • World Record: 2:00.16, Kirill Prigoda (RUS) – 2018
  • World Junior Record: 2:03.23, Akihiro Yamaguchi (JPN) – 2012
  • World Cup Record: 2:00.48, Daniel Gyurta (HUN) – 2014
  1. Nic Fink (USA) – 2:05.74
  2. Marco Koch (GER) – 2:05.75
  3. Dawid Wiekiera (POL) – 2:06.66
  4. Matej Zabojnik (CZE) – 2:06.96
  5. Maksym Ovchinnikov (UKR) – 2:07.70
  6. Andrius Sidlauskas (LTU) – 2:08.98
  7. Ivo Kroes (NED) – 2:09.38
  8. Christoffer Haarsaker (NOR) – 2:10.95

29-year-old American Nic Fink rallied back from sixth place at the halfway point of the men’s 200 breast to steal the victory from Germany’s Marco Koch. Fink was a few seconds off his personal best en route to Team USA’s third gold medal of the day. The win completes Fink’s sweep of breast events in Berlin after triumphing in the 50 breast on Saturday and the 100 breast on Friday.

Women’s 100 Free – Final

  • World Record: 50.25, Cate Campbell (AUS) – 2017
  • World Junior Record: 50.58, Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) – 2017
  • World Cup Record: 51.45, Kayla Sanchez (CAN) – 2018
  1. Siobhan Haughey (HKG) – 51.59
  2. Madison Wilson (AUS) – 52.00
  3. Marrit Steenbergen (NED) – 52.06
  4. Beryl Gastaldello (FRA) – 52.27
  5. Catie de Loof (USA) – 52.53
  6. Erika Brown (USA) – 52.68
  7. Meg Harris (AUS) – 52.81
  8. Michelle Coleman (SWE) – 52.89

Siobhan Haughey capped off her freestyle trifecta with another win in the 100 free to overtake Beata Nelson atop the women’s points standings.

“Going into this meet, I’m just trying new things to see what works and what doesn’t,” Haughey said after the victory. “I think I have a good idea of where I’m at now and I just hope to get better each stop.”

Australia’s Madison Wilson (52.00) and Marrit Steenbergen of the Netherlands (52.06) rounded out the podium.

Men’s 200 Free – Final

  • World Record: 1:39.37, Paul Biedermann (GER) – 2009
  • World Junior Record: 1:40.65, Matt Sates (RSA) – 2021
  • World Cup Record: 1:39.37, Paul Biedermann (GER) – 2009
  1. Matthew Sates (RSA) – 1:40.88
  2. Kyle Chalmers (AUS) – 1:41.09
  3. Kieran Smith (USA) – 1:42.30
  4. Danas Rapsys (LTU) – 1:42.54
  5. Luc Kroon (NED) – 1:43.35
  6. Noe Ponti (SUI) – 1:43.78
  7. Kregor Zirk (EST) – 1:44.71
  8. Ben Schwietert (NED) – 1:44.84

Kyle Chalmers started out fast, but Matt Sates still had gas left in the tank — even on the back end of a 400 IM / 200 free double. The South African surged past the Australian late to claim a .21-second win over his friendly rival.

“I always love swimming against Kyle,” Sates said. “That’s one of my favorite things to do. Always happy to be in the race with him, no matter the outcome.”

“It felt good for the first 150, but I knew exactly what was going to happen after last year in Berlin,” said Chalmers, who took silver at this World Cup stop last year. His time this year would have just edged Sates this year.

22-year-old Kieran Smith took bronze, his second career World Cup medal after earning silver in the 400 free on Friday.

Women’s 200 IM – Final

  • World Record: 2:01.86, Katinka Hosszu (HUN) – 2014
  • World Junior Record: 2:04.48, Yiting Yu (CHN) – 2021
  • World Cup Record: 2:01.86, Katinka Hosszu (HUN) – 2014
  1. Beata Nelson (USA) – 2:06.80
  2. Anastasia Gorbenko (ISR) –2:07.60
  3. Abbie Wood (GBR) –2:07.63
  4. Ilaria Cusinato (ITA) – 2:08.41
  5. Sara Franceschi (ITA) – 2:08.49
  6. Bailey Andison (CAN) – 2:08.50
  7. Charlotte Bonnet (FRA) – 2:09.24
  8. Zsuzsanna Jakabos (HUN) – 2:12.19

Beata Nelson executed a tough 200 back / 200 IM double to complete a dominant performance in Berlin. Nelson posted a time of 2:06.80 in the last event of the day to edge Israel’s Anastasia Gorbenko (2:07.60) and Great Britain’s Abbie Wood (2:07.63).

“Can’t complain,” said Nelson, who finished second in the women’s points standings. “I was deciding whether I was going to do both the 200s today. I’m glad I made the decision to do so.”

Final Standings / Prize Money


  1. Siobhan Haughey (HGK), $12,000
  2. Beata Nelson (USA), $10,000
  3. Kylie Masse (CAN), $8,000


  1. Matt Sates (RSA), $12,000
  2. Dylan Carter (TTO), $10,000
  3. Nic Fink (USA), $8,000

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katie bella erin the future
3 months ago

Ranking Berlín
Men: Matthew sates, Dylan Carter, nic fink
Women: Siobhan haughey, beata Nelson, kylie masse


3 months ago

I think I’m confused by how the points work. How did Haughey beat Beata for the top points? They said that Beata was ahead going into this day. She then won 2 events, Haughey won 1 event today…

Last edited 3 months ago by theloniuspunk
Reply to  theloniuspunk
3 months ago

A portion of points come from placement, a portion comes from the quality of your swim. I didn’t hear what the commentators said, so can’t say for sure.

Also, only top 3 swims count. So it’s plausible that one of Haughey’s wins wasn’t one of her top 3 swims of the meet, and so doesn’t impact her ranking.

Reply to  Braden Keith
3 months ago

Thanks, Braden!

Reply to  theloniuspunk
3 months ago

Although, digging into the numbers now….I’m almost positive Haughey beat Nelson. So must’ve been some confusion somewhere.

Reply to  Braden Keith
3 months ago

The FINA website lists Haughey, Nelson, Masse and then Sates, Carter, Fink as the top 3

3 months ago

Beata Nelson if you’re reading this I appreciate you!

3 months ago

She could’ve easily retired after world trials, glad she keeps pushing through and attending world cups. Love watching her swim and her underwaters are insane. I really hope she makes an international team someday. She deserves it!

3 months ago

How stupid does USA Swimming look, not taking her to SCW? Again.

Last edited 3 months ago by FST
3 months ago

Who does Dylan Carter swim with/for?

Reply to  Jesh
3 months ago

Dexter Browne in Trinidad!

Negative Nora
3 months ago

Do we know who/where Ruta is training at? Is she back with Jon Rudd, Dave Salo, or someone else?

Scuncan Dott
3 months ago

Almost WR from meilutyte!

Reply to  Scuncan Dott
3 months ago

She’s on fire!

3 months ago

Ruta would have had that WR had it not been for that long touch !

Negative Nora
Reply to  CanSwim13
3 months ago

I think she may break both 50/100 at Short Course Worlds, if not before then.

3 months ago

Gough had the 3rd fastest time in the 800 even though she swam in the slow heat. Does that mean she gets bronze or no?

Reply to  Sub13
3 months ago

Iy ford.

Reply to  Braden Keith
3 months ago

No idea what this means?

Reply to  Sub13
3 months ago

Think it might be Welsh?

Scuncan Dott
Reply to  Sub13
3 months ago

Yeah she gets Bronze

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