American Laura Sogar Qualifies first in the 200 breaststroke – World Short Course Championships – Day 5 Preliminaries

Men’s 200 backstroke

American Ryan Lochte qualified first in a time of 1:49.71, “I actually felt really crap this morning. All the races I have done last week are starting to catch up. But it is the last day of the tournament, and there is always something left in the tank.”

Lochte also shared his expectations for his races on the final night of competition, “I just wanna be satisfied with racing. I do so many races because I like to do it. I’ve got three more races coming up tonight and it is going to be a hard triple, but I just do it because I like it.”

Fellow American Ryan Murphy qualified second in a time of 1:50.60 with Radoslaw Kawecki of Poland qualifying third in a time of 1:50.92.

Women’s 200 breaststroke

Laura Sogar of the United States qualified first in the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:17.85.

Rikke Moeller Pedersen of Denmark qualified second in a time of 2:18.65.

“It went OK,” said Pedersen. “It’s a typical morning race, a bit heavy, but yesterday (Saturday) night felt good so I hope tonight will be better.”

Russian Maria Temnikova qualified third in a time of 2:20.96.

Men’s 200 butterfly

Russian Nikolay Skvortsov qualified first in a time of 1:52.64. Kazuya Kaneda of Japan qualified second in a time of 1:53.14 with Hungarian Laszlo Cseh qualifying third in a time of 1:53.26.

“It was good for the morning,” said Cseh. “I hope I will be faster in the final.”

“I hope I have a chance for a gold. This year I have been very unlucky in the short course.”

“I need to rebuild myself. It’s taking a bit longer that I thought.

“(I can feel) I’m a bit older than two years ago so it’s kind of different, but we’ll work on it and be fine for the world championships in Barcelona, hopefully.”

Women’s 200 freestyle

Hungarian Zsuzsanna Jakabos qualified first in a time of 1:55.24. Veronika Popova of Russia qualified second in a time of 1:55.28 with Haruka Ueda of Japan qualifying third in a time of 1:55.32.

Men’s 4 x 100 medley relay

The United States qualified first in a time of 3:25.60. The Russian men qualified second in a time of 3:25.73 with the Aussies qualifying third in a time of 3:27.18.




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bobo gigi

Tough triple for Ryan tonight! I think he will keep a little energy in the 200 back. In the 100 IM he will give everything he has because of Kenneth To who is very dangerous. And in the relay I think he hopes a big advance before he dives in the water. Otherwise, he could relive with Vlad Morozov what he has lived with Yannick Agnel in London. Perhaps I’m wrong but I think it had affected him. It will be interesting to watch. Good luck to him. In the 200 back 1-2 for USA with the 2 Ryan? Perhaps. But Radoslav Kawecki will be dangerous. Why has Chad le Clos scratched the 200 fly? He would have easily won.… Read more »

bobo gigi

Predictions for winners tonight.
Men’s 100 free. Vlad Morozov
Women’s 50 back. Zhao Jing
Men’s 200 back. Ryan Lochte
Women’s 200 breast. Rikke Moeller Pedersen
Men’s 100 medley. Ryan Lochte
Women’s 100 fly. Noemie It-Ting Thomas
Men’s 50 breast. Damir Dugonjic
Women’s 50 free. Aliaksandra Herasimenia
Men’s 200 fly. Nikolay Skvortsov
Men’s 1500 free. Sergii Frolov
Women’s 200 free. Allison Schmitt
Men’s 4X100 medley relay. USA

It’s a great final day.

most of your predictions failed today … still wanna play the smart guy here ? keep smiling

Philip Johnson

in Dubai, Lochte went all out in the 200 back and almost broke the WR. I think with Murphy pushing him, that WR could be in threat. I really don’t see Lochte conserving energy, he’s just going to go for it.

that will be the tightest race of the day i beleive , Murphy being very fast allready this morning ( relay + 200 back prelim ) .

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