Reported by James Sutherland.
WOMEN’S 200 FREE FINAL
- U.S. Open Record: 1:54.40, Allison Schmitt, 2012
- Federica Pellegrini, Italy, 1:56.07
- Kayla Sanchez, HPCO, 1:58.46
- Zhu Menghui, China, 1:58.78 / Katerine Savard, CAMO, 1:58.78
Italy’s Federica Pellegrini was never seriously challenged, cruising to the win in a fast time of 1:56.07. That time is just 0.03 off her world leading time from December.
Kayla Sanchez of the High Performance Centre Ontario had a very impressive swim to get in there for second in 1:58.46, and China’s Zhu Menghui tied for third in 1:58.78 with Katerine Savard of CAMO. Sanchez takes over the 7th fastest time in the world, and Zhu and Savard tie for 10th.
Melanie Margalis of Saint Petersburg (1:59.42) took 5th. Jazmin Carlin of Great Britain won the B-final in 2:00.14.