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.