Marco Koch of Germany won a largely uncontested 200 breast.
With the exception of the 50/200 free double by Charlotte Bonnet, the foreign contingent provided much of the excitement on Day 2 of the “Meeting International de Nice FFN Golden Tour Camille Muffat.”
Japan’s Nao Horomura threw down a 1:53.90 to win the WUG title and narrowly miss the Junior world record of 1:53.79, set by Hungarian Kristof Milak.
It’s day 4 of the Summer Universiade (also known as the World University Games) in Taipei, and tonight’s finals session schedule is loaded with big events, including the 200 IM led by Japan’s Yui Ohashi.
Olympic champion Dmitriy Balandin will compete in his signature 200 breaststroke at day 3 prelims from Taipei.
Hungarian 17-year-old Kristof Milak just surpassed Michael Phelps’ time of 1:53.93 he set in the 200m butterfly at just 18 years of age, the mark many consider to be the ‘true’ world junior record.
Katinka Hosszu raced 6 events tonight in Nice, nabbing golds in 3 of them.
Tamas Kenderesi and Lazslo Cseh became second and third men this year to break 1:55 in the 200m butterfly.
Laszlo Cseh earned his first silver medal of the day with his time of 1:49.09 in the event. Later, he finished second in the men’s 100 backstroke to Gabor Balog by .06 seconds, adding his second silver medal of the day.
Finals on Day 2 of the 2015 Sette Colli Trophy carried the momentum of the swift swims we saw in…
Can Takeshi Matsuda take advantage of a Phelps-less field to win the men’s 200 fly?
The hometown fans in Kazan, Russia certainly had something to cheer about on the fourth night of the World University Games as the Russian athletes put themselves on the top position of the podium in three out of the seven finals of the evening.
Sean Ryan of the United States has been biding his time through Open Water Nationals and the World Championship Trials, but unleashed at the World University Games. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
Georgia’s Melanie Margalis used a great back-half on her 200 IM to pull away for the top seed on Friday morning in Kazan. (File Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Katinka Hosszu continues winning streak, taking first in the women’s 50 backstroke. (File Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)