Seto and Cseh set the stage in the 400 IM; Short Course World Championships Day Two

Women’s 100 freestyle

Australia’s Marieke Guehrer qualified first in a time of 53.26. Yi Tang of China qualified second in a time of 53.32 with the United State’s Jessica Hardy and Germany’s Britta Steffan both posting the third fastest time of 53.42.

“It was a good swim, it was a good time. But I definitely have more to give tomorrow night. I just wanted to get out there and swim a good race,” said Guehrer.

“I do not want to expect too much, then I might end up with nothing.”

Men’s 400 IM

Leading up the World Championships Daiya Seto of Japan and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary had swum the two fastest in the world; 4:00.02 and 4:00.99 respectively.

In the preliminaries of the 400 IM they would qualify in that same order. Seto qualified first in a time of 4:04.28 with Cseh qualifying second with a time of 4:04.61.

Seto who collected five titles on the World Cup circuit earlier this year was happy with his morning swim, “I’m looking really good this time. I’m just going to enjoy the competition tonight (Thursday).”

“I am going to be aggressive in the first 200 metres. Breaststroke is my biggest strength, so I am going to swim really fast in the breaststroke leg.”

Gal Nevo of Israel qualified third in a time of 4:05.99.

Women’s 50 butterfly

16 year old Noemie Thomas of Canada qualified first in a time of 25.76. Christine Magnuson of the United State’s qualified second in a time of 25.83 with China’s Ying Lu qualifying third in a time of 25.87.

European Champion and the fastest women in the world this year (25.21) Jeanette Ottesen Gray of Denmark qualified fourth in a time of 26.02.

Men’s 50 freestyle

The top two finishers from European Championships were the top two qualifiers. Russia’s Vladimir Morozov, who won silver at the European Championships, qualified first in a time of 20.98 with Florent Manaudou of France, who won the European Championships qualified second in a time of 21.06.

Heading into the World Championships Manaudou and Morozov had also posted the top two times in the world this year; 20.70 and 20.79 respectively.

Marco Orsi of Italy qualified third in a time of 21.36.

Women’s 100 IM

20 year old Sophie Allen of Britain qualified first in a time of 59.20. Earlier in the year Allen won gold on the World Cup circuit in Tokyo and posted the third fastest time in the world, 59.50.

Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte qualified second in a time of 59.33 with Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu qualifying third in a time of 59.37.

Men’s 4 x 200 freestyle relay

The German men qualified first in a time of 6:58.67. The Russians qualified second in a time of 6:59.73 with the Aussies qualifying third in a time of 7:01.77.



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Philip Johnson
8 years ago

Let’s see if Vlad’s short course success translates into the long course. I’m betting Vlad will be a beast next year in Rome, but we’ll see.

8 years ago

In Barcelona u mean !!!!

8 years ago

Josh Schneider didn’t have a very fast prelim !! too bad . And i bet that for the 4 by 200 free , the Us didn’t put a very strong line up in the prelims . Conor Dwyer and Ryan Lochte will join the squad for the final to battle against Germany .

Philip Johnson
Reply to  Jean-michel Blue
8 years ago

yeah, i don’t see Schneider going past the semis unless he pulls out a surprise. Ervin wasn’t that bad though. The final is probably going to come down to Manudou and Morozov, that is going to be exciting.

Reply to  Philip Johnson
8 years ago

US x Germany will be great.. Probably on the afternoon Bieldermann will drop at least 2 or 3 seconds of his morning time.. it is up to Dwyer and Locthe to catch up this gap..

Joel Lin
Reply to  Rafael
8 years ago

The men’s relay is going to be a very competitive and exciting race, and not sure it is only a two team race between Germany and US. We know those two squads will be strong, but there are others that can rise up too.

Reply to  Rafael
8 years ago

U know Lochte ‘s great relays splits …he won’t give Biedermann a big gap ahead ….OH NOOOO .