With some of France’s top stars absent, it was an international free-for-all at the French Open. Katinka Hosszu won three events and David Verraszto, two; James Magnussen had a solid 100 free; and Lauren Boyle broke the meet record in the 800.
The French Open will bring together a whole field of tough international names, including Aussie star James Magnussen.
The overall Grand Prix points race had some big finishes come down to the wire, with Conor Dwyer taking the men’s title by a single point and Caitlin Leverenz earning the women’s BMW lease by just a half-point.
Arkady Vyatchanin has been 8 for 8 in the backstroke events in the last four Arena Grand Prix events. He won the 200 backstroke yesterday and double up with the 100 backstroke today. He posted a 54.34 to win the race. Grevers 2nd with 54.95.
Arkady Vyatchanin looked so smooth, as usual, winning the race with a time of 1:55.30.
Day four of the 2014 Arena Grand Prix features the 200 butterfly, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, and the 200 IM….
Russia’s Arkady Vyatchanin swam the best time he’s done since 2009 on Saturday at the Santa Clara Grand Prix.
Tyler Clary has scratched the B-Final of the 200 back on Saturday night to focus on his 200 backstroke final race against Arkady Vyatchanin.
The Santa Clara Grand Prix is the next stop on the Michael Phelps comeback tour, and will also be the 2014 Grand Prix series debut for Missy Franklin.
The Singapore Swim Stars meet, billed as a kick-off to the brand-new, state-of-the-art Aquatic Center in the Singapore Sports Hub, will award $150,000 in prize money between 10 total events, according to Italy’s SwimBiz.it.
Facing the defending Olympic gold medalist in his home pool, Vyatachanin produced what is likely his best swim of the year so far, dropping a crazy 1:55.33 to not just win but blow away the Grand Prix field.
With just one stop left on the Arena Grand Prix Series, the women’s points race has all but wrapped up after another dominating Katinka Hosszu weekend, while the men’s battle is just starting to heat up.
53.86 in-season 100m backstroke is no joke. Plummer’s well ahead of his own gameplan to swim fast at Pan Pac Trials.
Vyatchanin will not miss World Championships, will have a country to represent by 2015 (Video Interview)
The country-less former Russian international has become one of the top three stories in the world as he decides what nation he will respresent for 2015 FINA World Championships and the 2016 Olympic Games.
Arkady Vyatchanin, racing against the defending Olympic Champion, had the swim of the night in the men’s 200 backstroke final.