Evgney Koptelov Swims World’s 2nd Fastest 200 Butterfly – Race Video

2015 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES

Excerpt taken from our Day Four Finals Recap:

MEN’S 200 BUTTERFLY – FINALS

Russia’s Evgney Koptelov absolutely destroyed the men’s 200 butterfly, posting the second fastest time in the world this year, 1:54.79. That time bumps him ahead of Chad le Clos and puts him just behind Daiya Seto in the world rankings. Previously, Koptelov was ranked eighth in the world with his time of 1:55.58.

2014-2015 LCM Men 200 Fly

MichaelUSA
PHELPS
08/08
1.52.94
2Laszlo
CSEH
HUN1.53.4808/05
3Chad
LE CLOS
RSA1.53.6808/05
4Jan
SWITKOWSKI
POL1.54.1008/05
5Masato
SAKAI
JPN1.54.2408/05
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The Silver medal went to Yajima Yuya of Japan with a time of 1:55.73. His teammate, Umemoto Masayuki, finished third with a 1:56.12 for the bronze medal.

Just outside of medal position was Italy’s Francesco Pavone with a 1:56.18. Also in the 1:56 range was Jordan Coelho of France.

The final three swimmers, Nicholas Brown (AUS), Aleksandr Pribytok (RUS), and Andrew Seliskar all finished with 1:57’s.

Seliskar’s swim was very gutsy, but it hurt him on the final 50 meters of the race. Out in 55.09, he maintained 29’s during the second and third 50’s, but was unable to hold on through the last lap. At the 150, he split 1:24.80 and was leading the race. During the final 50 meters, however, he fell from first to last with a 32.87 split.

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SamH

Rumor has it Andrew Seliskar’s goggles broke before the race. I think Andrew Seliskar is saving his big taper for Nationals, where he’ll have more than the 200 fly and tougher competition.

I think he’ll have a top three world time at the end of the summer.

bobo gigi

Hopefully that’s the reason of taper for US nationals like for Carsten Vissering.
Because it was hard to watch him first at the 150 and take a hammer on his head in the last 50.
Anyway, we’ll have the answer early August.

hi

Yup, his goggles did break.

Dorina

This is an outdated 200m butterfly lits 🙁 . Koptelov swam the same time as Kenderesi, and Cseh about a week ago the same as Le Clos….

Dorina

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bobo gigi

1. Seto 1.54.46
2. Kenderesi and Koptelov 1.54.79
4. le Clos and Cseh 1.54.90
6. Sakai 1.55.08
7. de Deus 1.55.19
8. Switkowski 1.55.23
9. Bromer 1.55.39
10. Croenen 1.55.44

Robbert

The stroke of second place Yuya Yajima is very unique. I read somewhere else he took only 14 strokes on the last 50.

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