2015 FINA WORLD CUP: DUBAI
- Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th
- Prelims – 10 am local (1 am EST) Finals – 6 pm local (9 am EST)
- Hamdan Sports Complex
- Full Schedule/Meet Information
- Start Lists/Live Results
- FINA Live Stream
- Point Standings After Doha
Men’s 100 freestyle
The first event of the final World Cup stop in Dubai was an exciting one. South African Chad le Clos led at the 50 meter mark turning in a time of 23.29, but was not able to hold off Frenchman Jeremy Stravius in the second half of the race. Stravius swam the first 50 in a time of 23.45 and returned in a 24.89 winning the event in a time of 48.34, four one-hundredths of a second ahead of le Clos.
Both men were under the world’s top time of 48.55 posted by Katsumi Nakamura of Japan in September.
Serbian Velimir Stepanovic took the bronze in a time of 48.86 while Yannick Agnel of France finished fourth in a time of 49.33.
Women’s 200 freestyle
Hungarian Katinka Hosszu won the women’s 200 freestyle with relative ease posting a 1:55.41 finishing over two seconds ahead of Italian Federica Pellegrini who hit the wall in a time of 1:57.42. Hosszu beats her own season’s best and world leading time of 1:55.81 which she put up in Hong Kong in September.
With her time Pellegrini now moves into third place in the world rankings.
Jaz Carlin of Great Britain finished third in a time of 1:58.45.
Men’s 50 breaststroke
The rivlary between South African Cameron van der Burgh and Adam Peaty of Great Britain continued today in Dubai. van der Burgh took the men’s 50 breaststroke in an impressive 26.77 followed by Peaty who touched in a time of 27.16. Giulio Zorzi of South Africa finished third in a time of 27.45.
van der Burgh is only 11 one-hundredths of a second off the time he posted in Kazan to win the World Championship silver medal in the event. He also beat his own season’s best and world’s top ranked time of 26.96.
With their times Peaty and Zorzi now sit second and third in the world rankings.
Women’s 100 breaststroke
Jamaican Alia Atkinson‘s took control of the women’s 100 breaststroke from the second she entered the water hitting the halfway mark in a time of 30.55 over a second ahead of the field. She eventually won the event in a time of 1:05.93.
Atkinson beat her previous lifetime best and Jamaican national record of 1:06.21 which she posted in the semi-final of the World Championships this summer. Her time now puts her second in the world rankings.
Atkinson’s split in the first half tied her season’s best and world leading time for the 50 meter breaststroke.
American Molly Hannis finished second in a season’s best of 1:06.60 followed by Viktoria Gunes of Turkey who posted a 1:06.96.
Women’s 100 butterfly
In Doha American Felicia Lee took the women’s 100 butterfly followed by Hungarian Zsuzsanna Jakabos and fellow American Cassidy Bayer. The placings would be the same today in Dubai.
Lee won the event in a time of 58.57 while Jakabos recorded a 58.75 and Bayer posted a 59.09.
Lee’s winning time now puts her fifth in the world rankings.
Men’s 100 backstroke
Australian Mitch Larkin keeps inching his way closer and closer to Aaron Peirsol‘s 100 backstroke world record of 51.94. Just as he did in Doha Larkin took the first 50 meters out ahead of world record pace, but was not able to match Peirsol’s second half, winning the event in a time of 52.11.
With that time he once again sets new Australian and Commonwealth records in the event beating his own time of 52.26 which he posted in a Doha.
- Peirsol (2009) – 25.35/51.94 (26.59)
- Larkin (Dubai) – 25.24/52.11 (26.87)
- Larkin (Doha) – 25.32/52.26 (26.94)
In Dubai Larkin was pushed a little harder by American David Plummer who put up an impressive time of 52.51. Plummer bettered his lifetime best of 52.98.
Masaki Kaneko of Japan finished third in a time of 54.37.
Women’s 50 backstroke
Australian Emily Seebohm racked up another World Cup win in the women’s 50 breaststroke recording a time of 27.57, just off her season’s best of 27.49.
Katinka Hosszu finished second in a time of 27.99 breaking her own Hungarian national record of 28.16. Felicia Lee collected the bronze in a time of 28.32.
Men’s 200 butterfly
Heading into the final 50 meters of the men’s 200 butterfly Quah Zheng Wen of Singapore led both Viktor Bromer of Denmark and Chad le Clos by over a second and a half, a lead that evaporated quickly. Bromer overtook Quah and managed to hold off a fast charging le Clos, taking the event in a time of 1:55.98.
Once again le Clos earned a silver in a battle that ended with less than a tenth of second separating first and second, posting a time of 1:56.03. Quah finished third in a time of 1:56.26.
Women’s 200 IM
Katinka Hosszu is having a pretty good start to her competition. In her first two events she set new Hungarian national records and although she did not match that accomplishment in the 200 IM posting a time of 2:08.61 is fairly impressive.
Going into the final 50 meters American Caitlin Leverenz led Hosszu by a tenth of second, but would fall behind by close to two seconds in the freestyle leg of the event hitting the wall in a time of 2:10.35. Sakiko Shimizu of Japan took the bronze in a time of 2:10.76.
Men’s 400 freestyle
James Guy of Great Britain took the men’s 400 freestyle in a time of 3:46.91. Velimir Stepanovic won his second medal of the evening finishing second in a time of 3:47.75 followed by Stephen Milne of Great Britain who hit the wall in a time of 3:48.61.
Women’s 50 freestyle
Australian Melanie Wright took the women’s 50 freestyle in a time of 24.72. Wright beat her season’s best of 24.92 which puts her third in the world rankings behind fellow country women Cate and Bronte Campbell.
American Marta Ciesla finished second in a time of 25.31 followed by Anna Kolarova of the Czech Republic who touched in a time of 25.35.
Men’s 200 breaststroke
Hungarian Daniel Gyurta won the men’s 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:10.43. Craig Benson of Great Britain finished second in a time of 2:11.34 followed by American Kevin Cordes who hit the wall in a time of 2:11.51.
Women’s 200 backstroke
Emily Seebohm and Katinka Hosszu had an incredible race in the women’s 200 backstroke. At the 150 meter mark Hosszu turned in a time of 1:35.23 followed by Seebohm who split a 1:36.05. The Hungarian could not hold off the Australian in the final 50 meters.
Seebohm won the event in a time of 2:06.94 followed by Hosszu who posted a 2:07.13.
The two were already ranked first and second in the world, but both improved their season’s best by over a second.
Daryna Zevina of the Ukraine finished third in a time of 2:11.07.
Men’s 50 butterfly
After finishing second in his first two events Chad le Clos took home gold in the men’s 50 butterfly posting a season’s best of 23.31. le Clos now moves into the second place position in the world rankings.
American Giles Smith finished second in a time of 23.67 followed by Ivan Lendjer of Serbia who recorded a 23.74.
Women’s 800 freestyle
Lauren Boyle of New Zealand, Jaz Carlin of Great Britain and German Sarah Koehler finished first, second and third in and Doha and would do the same in Dubai.
The three women were only separated by five tenths of a second at the 400 meter mark. Boyle turning in a time of 4:18.15, Carlin in a 4:18.33 and Koehler in a 4:18.65. All three women negative split their races, some just a little more than others.
Boyle took the event in a time of 8:25.96 followed by Carlin who touched in a time of 8:30.79 and Koehler who recorded an 8:35.16.
Men’s 400 IM
Hungarian David Verraszto took the men’s 400 IM in a time of 4:16.71 followed by Keita Sunama of Japan who posted a 4:17.58. South African Michael Meyer finished third in a time of 4:18.58.