Watch Cottrell, Stubblefield, and Conger Win Day 4 Semifinals – Race Videos

2015 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES

Excerpts taken from our Day Four Finals Recap:

Women’s 200 Breaststroke – Semifinals

Andrea Cottrell powered through the first semifinal heat of the women’s 200 breaststroke, winning the heat with her time of 2:27.27. That time didn’t stand for long, however. The Japanese duo of Keiko Fukudome and Reona Aoki finished first and second during the second heat of the women’s 200 breaststroke at 2:25.80 and 2:27.04, respectively. Cottrell will be the third fastest qualifier heading into finals tomorrow.

Olivia Catherine White of Great Britiain is in between Cottrell and Molly Hannis (USA) with her time of 2:27.45. Hannis finished fourth in her heat and fifth overall with a 2:27.72.

Martina Moravcikova (CZE), Francesca Fangio (ITA), and Suyeon Back (KOR) will also be joining them in finals tomorrow.

Semifinal 1 (Andrea Cottrell)

Semifinal 2 (Molly Hannis)

Men’s 100 Freestyle – Semifinals

Seth Stubblefield was off to an early lead, winning the first semifinal heat of the men’s 100 freestyle. He set the tone for his teammate, Jack Conger, who followed his performance by winning the second semifinal heat. Stubblefield’s time of 49.52 was slightly off the second heat, however, and will be going into finals as the fourth fastest qualifier.

Conger posted the fastest time of the morning, winning the second heat with a 49.04. There was a tie behind Conger for place in the heat between Henrique De Souza Martins (BRA) and Marco Belootti (ITA) at 49.37.

The final tomorrow night should be fast. The top seven qualifiers all finished under 50 seconds during the semifinal, and the last qualifier was only over 50 by .02 seconds.

Semifinal 1 (Seth Stubblefield)

Semifinal 2 ( Jack Conger, same video at the top of the page)

Women’s 100 Butterfly – Semifinals

Italy’s Elena Di Liddo claimed the top seed going into the final of the women’s 100 butterfly after winning her semifinal heat with a 58.21. She had the fastest time of the session by close to .3 seconds. The Chinese flyers, Zhou Yilin and Lu Ying, qualified second and third at 58.49 and 58.54, respectively.

Katarina Listopadova (SVK) had the fourth fastest time of the morning at 58.65. Felicia Lee (USA) was the fifth and final swimmer to break 59 seconds during the semifinal heats of the women’s 100 butterfly.

Svetlana Chimrova (RUS), Rino Hosoda (JPN), and Sam Corea (CAN) will also be joining them tomorrow in the final. 59.26 was the time needed to advance to the next round.

Semifinal 1 (Felicia Lee)

Semifinal 2 (Christina Bechtel)

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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