Katie Meili fastest into 50m breaststroke final, World Cup Moscow

2016 FINA World Cup Moscow

The last day of the first FINA World Cup Cluster kicked off today in Moscow, Russia, with day 2 prelims.

Jeanette Ottesen (DEN) touched in 53,79 the 100m freestyle for  the #1 seed for finals. Natalia Lovtcova will be in the second seed tonight in 54,57.

Bobby Hurley (AUS) set himself up as the #1 seed for the men’s 200m freestyle final, he clocked a 1:47,11. James Guy (AUS) will be in the second seed tonight (1:47,17).

Top seed in the 50m women’s breaststroke is Katie Meili (USA) in 29,81 ahead of Yuliya Efimova (RUS) in 30,26. USA’s Breeja Larson came in with the 3rd fastest time in 31,05.

Top-seeded in the men’s 100m breast is Kirill Prigoda (RUS), he finished in 58,73, second fastest into the final is Felipe Lima in 58,74. Michael Andrew finished in 1:01,57, that is the 17th place. At the Chartres World Cup, he clocked a 59,31 in finals.

The top seed in the men’s 100m butterfly is James Guy (GBR) who hit the wall in a time of 50,85. The next-fastest swim in the morning heats came from Adam Barrett in 51,54.

In tonight’s women’s 100m backstroke final, Daryna Zevina (UKR)  is the top seed (57,09).  Emily Seebohm (AUS) came in with the second fastest time in 58,60.

Andrei Shabasov (RUS) took the top spot for the men’s 50m backstroke final with a 23,95 ahead of Vladimir Morozov (RUS) in 23,97.

Kirill Prigoda (RUS)  finished with the top time this morning in the 200m IM in 1:58,59 ahead of another breaststroke specialist, Germany’s Marco Koch in 2:00,25.  Michael Andrew ranked 9th after prelims in 2:04,31, he finished in 2:06,08 at the Chartres World Cup.

Anastasiia Kripichnikova (RUS) set the fastest time in the women’s 400m freestyle in 4:09,59, followed by Katinka Hosszu (HUN) in 4:11,18. Hosszu fastest 400m free result during the World Cup series 2016 so far is a 4:02,82 she swam in Chartres.

Maxim Lobanovskii (RUS) touched in 21,52 in the 50m freestyle for the #1 seed for finals. Vladmimir Morozov (RUS) will be in the second seed tonight in 21,54. Michael Andrew took the 5th spot for tonight’s final in 22,12.

Top-seeded in the women’s 100m IM is Katinka Hosszu (HUN) she finished in 58,94 ahead of USA’s Katie Meili in 59,80. Katie Meili set a new American record in the 100m IM in Berlin with a time of 58,02.

16-year old Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS) touched in 1:56,66 in the 200m backstroke for the #1 seed for finals. Bobby Hurley (AUS) will be in the second seed tonight in 1:57,69 .

Jeanette Ottesen (DEN) took the top spot for the women’s 50m butterfly final with a 26,51 ahead of Emily Seebohm (AUS) in 26,52. USA’s Katie Meili came in 4th in 26,64. It is interesting that more and more swimmers enter many events in addition to their fastest strokes at the World Cup series – like Katinka Hosszu has done  for many years now.




FINA World Cup Schedule 2016

August 26-27Chartres (FRA)Doha (QAT)
August 30-31 – Berlin (GER) -September 1Dubai (UAE)
September 03-04 – Moscow (RUS)
September 30 – October 1 – Beijing (CHN)
October 4-5– Dubai (UAE)
October 8-9 – Doha (QAT)
October 21-22 – Singapore (SIN)
October 25-26 – Tokyo (JPN)
October 29-30 – Hong Kong (HKG)



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Zika Ziki

Why did MA swim 200 IM (where he finished 9th n 2:04) instead of 50 back where in Paris-Cartres he was much closer to the Jr WR?

I really don’t understand the strategy by MA’s team.
And what’s with swimming 1:01 in the 100 breast prelims?


And a 2:04 at that. Kid is very inconsistent.


It’s possible he might be coming down with a cold or may have been tightening up in certain races


My guess is that he was 100% focused on the 50 free. Is that a best time for him?


No. 21.69 from 2015. Maybe he beats it tonight.

Zika Ziki

Focusing on 50 free by swimming 200 IM beforehand?
It doesn’t make any sense.
Swimming 50 back (one event earlier before 200 IM) would have been more sensical if focusing 50 free is his actual plan.


No I think he went 21 high at one of the other wc meets a week or two ago

Attila the Hunt

He swam 21.96 in Berlin, though not sure if it’s his PB.


Where do I watch finals in the USA?


You can’t, they post the videos about 2 days after.

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