Lacourt Set to Take His Second Gold in Chartres

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.






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I know the world cup will get faster as it goes on, but Manaudou may be the first person looking to out do his time in kazan.
21.64 was his seed time for kazan…

bobo gigi

Hilarious prelims this morning.
Women’s 200 fly.
1 heat 8 swimmers
All swimmers will qualify. Why make prelims? Officially the reason is to give a specific lane to each swimmer based on the prelims. Yes. Ok. But I’m not sure they don’t care to be in lane 8 or 4 today.
Same for the men’s 200 back.
At least some swimmers have understood it was useless to waste energy this morning like Madeline Groves (2.16) on fly or Chad Le Clos on back (2.22).
Looks like Cammile Adams was not aware and swam fast in 2.08. Weird.
That situation is funny but so stupid at the same time.


Yes I agree, a prelims was a waste of time and energy for the athletes.
But I’m sure Camille was aware.
She’s been having such a magnificent year and can’t wait for her to hopefully get her first Olympic medal.
In Moscow she swam a personal best of 2:06.3 without any sign of fatigue and was so delighted! That just shows the form she’s in.
A 2:08 must have been her cruising time this morning. She can probably repeat a 2:06 tonight or if she really goes for it, a 2:05 is within reach.

bobo gigi

Metella will not swim in final. Cool for the people in the stands.

Lara Grangeon will not swim in final. Already on vacation. Yes, she couldn’t wait for tonight.

And Florent Manaudou will not swim in final. It was sure after seeing swim so fast in prelims. We are used with him this year. He did that many times at several meets. People who bought tickets to see him swim tonight wil be happy. Official reason is he suffers a small lower-back pain. Well. It didn’t prevent him from swimming 21.64 this morning.

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