2015 FINA World CUP: Chartres-Paris
- Saturday, August 15th-Sunday August 16th
- L’Odyssee- Chartres, France
- Prelims – 3:30am EST/Finals 11:00 am EST – 12:00pm EST Sunday
- Schedule/Live Results
The final evening of the first segement of the 2015 FINA World Cup Series in Chartres will see several athletes looking to repeat the success they achieved in Moscow.
Camille Lacourt of France will be vying for the win in the 50 backstroke, the same event which he earned gold in Kazan. Lacourt, who has the fastest qualifying time of 25.41, took the 100 backstroke on Saturday evening along with winning both distances in Moscow.
Three American athletes qualified for the first three spots in the men’s 100 breaststroke final. Nic Fink posted the morning’s fastest time of 1:01.05 followed by Cody Miller (1:01.20) and Brendan McHugh (1:01.37).
South African Cameron van der Burgh, who took the 50 breaststroke on the first day of competition, qualified fifth in the 100 breaststroke posting a 1:01.46. van der Burgh won gold in both the 50 and 100 distances in Moscow.
World champion Florent Manaudou of France recorded a 21.64 to qualify in the top spot for tonight’s 50 freestyle final.
Hungarian Katinka Hosszu will be competing in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke as well as both the 400 freestyle and 400 IM. She will be looking to add to her World Cup gold medal count which stands at six overall after winning both the 200 freestyle and 200 IM on the first night in Chartres.
Hosszu goes into the 100 freestyle with the fastest qualifying time of 54.69 and put up the second fastest 100 backstroke (1:00.68) and third fastest 400 freestyle (4:15.48).
American Natalie Coughlin was the top qualifier in the 100 backstroke posting a 1:00.36. Coughlin also had the second fastest qualifying time in the 100 freestyle recording a 54.76.
Fellow American Missy Franklin will also be challenging for the gold in both the events qualifying third in the 100 freestyle (55.08) and 100 backstroke (1:00.73).
100 backstroke world champion Emily Seebohm qualified for the final in the fourth place position after finishing in a time of 1:00.94.