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
6 years ago

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
Reply to  SamH
6 years ago

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
Reply to  SamH
6 years ago

Yup, his goggles did break.

Dorina
6 years ago

This is an outdated 200m butterfly lits 🙁 .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
Reply to  Dorina
6 years ago

*list

bobo gigi
Reply to  Dorina
6 years ago

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
6 years ago

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

Sprintdude9000
6 years ago

The big story here is the second placed swimmer Yuya Yajima from Japan. Haven’t seen anyone swim with technique like that since I competed in meets for under 10s about 20 years ago. How anyone has made it to this level whilst swimming like that is beyond me. That said, it was incredible to see how little he disturbed the water compared to his competitors (check it out, he’s creating almost no waves or turbulence whatsoever). Who knows, maybe he’s on to something…

Dorina
Reply to  Sprintdude9000
6 years ago

Buts he is making huge splashes with his arms, I wonder if it is him you hear in the video recording 🙂

RPM
6 years ago

Right?! I want to know more about Yajima’s stroke! It looks like my stroke from 15 years ago! I don’t think I broke 1:03 or 2:18 SCY with it, though… Had to change to a more regular, text-book stroke to keep improving.

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