PHOTO VAULT: Day 1 Prelims at the 2014 Doha World Cup Stop

Day 1 of the 2014 FINA World Cup stop in Doha, Qatar began with prelims on Wednesday morning. While the meet was generally pretty sleepy in a largely noncompetitive prelims, all of the stars pulled through to finals. Katinka Hosszu was the standout with a new World Cup record, and as far as we can tell, the second-fastest 200 free ever swum in textile.

See full day 1 prelims recap here.

Hugnary's Katinka Hosszu celebrates a new World Cup Record in the 200 free on Wednesday: 1:51.84. Courtesy: FINA Mastbank World Cup - Doha

Hugnary’s Katinka Hosszu celebrates a new World Cup Record in the 200 free on Wednesday: 1:51.84. Courtesy: FINA Mastbank World Cup – Doha

Ous Mellouli dives off in the men's 400 free prelims. Courtesy: FINA Mastbank World Cup - Doha

Ous Mellouli dives off in the men’s 400 free prelims. Courtesy: FINA Mastbank World Cup – Doha

Ous Mellouli swims to the top seed in the men's 400 free with a 3:47.73. Courtesy: FINA Mastbank World Cup - Doha

Ous Mellouli swims to the top seed in the men’s 400 free with a 3:47.73. Courtesy: FINA Mastbank World Cup – Doha

Daniel Gyurta got back to his roots with a 2:06.41 for the top seed in the men's 200 breaststroke, after skipping the event at Euros last week. Courtesy: FINA Mastbank World Cup - Doha

Daniel Gyurta got back to his roots with a 2:06.41 for the top seed in the men’s 200 breaststroke, after skipping the event at Euros last week. Courtesy: FINA Mastbank World Cup – Doha

Roland Schoeman took the top seed in the men's 50 fly to finish prelims. He swam a 22.91, and also has the #2 seed in the men's 50 breaststroke. Courtesy: FINA Mastbank World Cup - Doha

Roland Schoeman took the top seed in the men’s 50 fly to finish prelims. He swam a 22.91, and also has the #2 seed in the men’s 50 breaststroke. Courtesy: FINA Mastbank World Cup – Doha

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