2019 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – EUROPEAN DERBY
- Saturday, November 23 – Sunday, November 24, 2019
- 5:00-7:00 PM Local Time (12:00 noon – 2:00 PM, U.S. Eastern Time)
- London Aquatics Centre – London, England
- Short Course Meters (SCM) format
- European franchises: Aqua Centurions, Energy Standard, Iron, London Roar
- Start Lists
- Day 1 Complete Results (with Corrected MVP Standings)
- Day 2 Complete Results
Energy Standard used a big skins performance, where they outscored the London Roar by 25.5 points in that event alone, to keep their undefeated season alive in the 2019 International Swimming League finale in London.
FINAL TEAM SCORES
- Energy Standard – 467.5
- London Roar – 458.5
- Iron – 369.5
- Aqua Centurions – 335.5
As 2 teams advanced to December’s Las Vegas finale, and 2 teams ended their season, there were exciting battles and record-setting swims across the field on day 2 at the European Derby meet.
See videos from day 2 races below:
Women’s 50 Skins – Ranomi Kromowidjojo – Iron – 23.69/24.19/24.17 – While Iron has been eliminated from championship contention, Ranomi Kromowidjojo got in one last shot to keep her undefeated streak alive in skins, and simultaneously give Sarah Sjostrom her first skins loss of the season.
Men’s 50 Skins – Vlad Morozov – Iron – 21.46/22.01/21.78 – See above. More proof that the skins races aren’t everything, this is the second time this season where Iron has both swept the skins races and also finished 3rd at the same meet.
Women’s 100 Free – Cate Campbell – London – 51.20 – Cate Campbell moves to 3-for-3 this season in the 100 free, beating out both Emma McKeon and Sarah Sjostrom in a lethal field.
Men’s 100 Free – Vlad Morozov – Iron – 46.14 – Vlad Morzov was challenged late, but led from wire-to-wire to pick up his first men’s 100 free win of the season.
Men’s 100 Breast – Adam Peaty – London Roar – 56.18 – After finishing an unexpected 4th in the 50 breaststroke on Saturday, Peaty gathers himself to win the 100 breaststroke, his best event, in a new ISL Season leading time.
Women’s 400 Medley Relay – London Roar – 3:46.99 – London goes 1-3, while Energy Standard finished 5th and 6th, in what looked like it could be the ultimate momentum-changer for London (spoiler: it wasn’t).
Men’s 200 IM – Duncan Scott – London Roar – 1:53.97 – Duncan Scott’s stock is rising fast, and continued on Sunday with his first career individual ISL win in the 200 IM. That was just .15 seconds shy of his lifetime best in the event.
Women’s 200 IM – Katinka Hosszu – Iron – 2:04.16 – More Katinka doing Katinka things. After a tough finish to day 1, where she was 8th in the 200 free, Hosszu got back in form on day 2, winning both the 200 IM and 200 fly – her only individual events. She went a perfect 6-for-6 in IM races this season.
Women’s 50 Fly – Sarah Sjostrom – Energy Standard – 24.83 – Sjostrom didn’t have her best meet of the season in London, but in her words, the 50 fly is her best event right now. She won it easily, by almost 4 tenths of a second, on Sunday.
Women’s 100 Back – Minna Atherton – London Roar – It feels like a World Record is in danger every time Minna Atherton hits the water. Alas, this time it was *only* the 4th-best performance in history. Kira Toussaint broke a Dutch Record in 2nd place.
Women’s 200 Fly – Katinka Hosszu – Iron – 2:03.94 – Katinka had nothing to save up for, as the last race of her ISL season, so she went out with a bang – winning the women’s 200 fly by more than 2 seconds.
Men’s 400 Free Relay – London Roar – 3:16.04 – While the ISL titled this video “Adam Peaty and London Roar Smash the 4×100 freestyle relay,” let’s be clear – Adam Peaty was not on the London Roar relay that won. He as on the “B” relay that placed 7th. He split 50.73, which was the slowest split of any man in the field, and just 2-tenths better than his teammate Emma McKeon did as the fastest women’s split. It wasn’t fast, but it was fun to find out what Peaty is capable of in a 100 free.