2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Sunday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 30th
- Budapest, Hungary
- LCM (50m)
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In fourth place after the butterfly and third on the back-to-breast turn, Chase Kalisz of Team USA blew away the field on the breaststroke leg of the 200 IM and held on for the win, clocking the only sub-1:56 in the final with 1:55.56. Kosuke Hagino of Japan closed well but couldn’t make up the distance Kalisz had put in place with his quick breaststroke split (32.6), and settled for the silver medal in 1:56.01. China’s Wang Shun took third with 1:56.28. Sixth-place Qin Haiyang of China went 1:57.06 to break his world junior record of 1:57.54 from earlier this year.
Watch the race, courtesy of NBC Sports, below:
Write-up by Lauren Neidigh:
MEN’S 200 IM – FINAL
- World Record: Ryan Lochte, 1:54.00, 2011
- Championship Record: Ryan Lochte, 1:54.00, 2011
- Junior World Record: Qin Haiyang, 1:57.54, 2017
- GOLD: Chase Kalisz, USA, 1:55.56
- SILVER: Kosuke Hagino, JPN, 1:56.01
- BRONZE: Wang Shun, CHN, 1:56.28
Heading into tonight’s final, the Americans had won the last 7 straight World Championships golds in this event on the backs of Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Tonight, Chase Kalisz made it 8 straight for the Americans, holding off Japanese IM star Kosuke Hagino to win it in 1:55.56. Hagino held the lead through the front half as expected, but Kalisz roared to a 32.63 breaststroke split to go by him and never looked back.
China’s Wang Shun (1:56.28) ran down Great Britain’s Max Litchfield (1:56.86) for the bronze, but Litchfield was able to chase down Japan’s Daiya Seto (1:56.97) for 4th. China’s Qin Haiyang wound up 6th in 1:57.06, taking nearly half a second off his own Junior World Record.