Men’s 1500 freestyle
Hungarian Gergely Gyurta took the men’s 1500 freestyle leading the race from start to finish touching in a time of 14:36.38. Gyurta turn first at the 50 mark and never looked back winning the event by close to five seconds. His time is a season’s best and put him on top of the world rankings taking over that sport from Russian Sergiy Frolov who posted a 14?38.21 in Moscow.
Sygogo Takeda of Japan finished second in a time of 14:41.95 followed by Ayatsugu Hirai who hit the wall in a time of 14:49.04.
Women’s 400 IM
Hungarian superstar Katinka Hosszu won her first event of the evening and fourth event of the competition taking the women’s 400 IM in a time of 4:23.67. Hosszu took over a second lead at the 100 meter mark and would not be challenged throughout the entire race, winning the event by almost three full seconds.
Spaniard Mireia Belmonte and American Caitlin Leverenz had a tremendous battle for the silver. Heading into the final 50 meters Leverenz had a lead of two one-hundredths of a second, but Belmonte had as stronger final second half of her freestyle leg ultimately finishing second in a time of 4:26.42. Leverenz picked up the bronze in a time of 4:27.19.
Women’s 100 freestyle
Fran Halsall took another sprint freestyle event posting a time of 51.96 placing her third in the world rankings behind Femke Heemskerk and Ranomi Kromowidjojo. Australian Emma McKeon took the silver in a time of 52.21 followed by Miki Uchida who recorded a time of 52.69.
Men’s 200 freestyle
Kousuke Hagino took his first event of the evening in the 200 freestyle in what was an entertaining battle between the top three men. At the 100 meter mark Hagino turned in sixth, heading into the final 50 meters the Japanese star turned in the third place position behind South African Myles Brown and Australian Thomas Fraser-Holmes. Hagino out swam both men by over half a second to win the event in a time of 1:42.62.
Brown finished second recording a 1:42.62 followed by Fraser-Holmes who touched in a time of 1:43.01.
Men’s 100 breaststroke
The men’s 100 breaststroke was the most exciting race of the evening as Hungarian Daniel Gyurta and Yasuhiro Koseki of Japan were never separated by more than two one-hundredths of a second. Koseki had the lead at the 50 meter mark turning in a time of 27.07 followed by Gyurta who split a 27.09. Gyurta had a slightly better second half winning the event in a time of 57.23 followed by Koseki who touched in a time of 57.24.
Koseki’s Japanese teammate Ippei Watanabe took the bronze in a time of 58.30.
Women’s 50 breaststroke
After losing out in the 100 breaststroke to Alia Atkinson of Jamaica long course world record holder Ruta Meilutyte got her revenge taking the 50 breaststroke in a time of 29.36. Meilutyte’s time puts her second in the world rankings behind Atkinson who posted at time of 29.12 in Dubai.
American Lillia King finished third in a time of 30.13.
Men’s 100 butterfly
South African Chad le Clos took his first event of the evening taking the men’s 100 butterfly in a time of 48.95. It was not le Clos’ best performance of the year, finishing 36 one-hundredths of a second behind his world leading time of 48.56 which he posted in Hong Kong.
German Steffen Deibler finished second just ahead of a fast charging Takeshi Kawamoto of Japan. Deibler picked up the silver hitting the wall in a time of 50.24 followed by Kawamoto who touched in a time of 50.40.
Women’s 100 backstroke
Hosszu won her second event of the evening, finishing a second ahead of the rest of the field, taking the 100 backstroke in a time of 56.07. Georgia Davies finished second in a time of 57.06 followed by Australian Madison Wilson who took the bronze, finishing two one-hundredths of a second ahead of American Felicia Lee.
Men’s 50 backstroke
In another thriller Spainard Miguel Ortiz out touched American Eugene Godsoe and German Christian Diener to take the men’s 50 backstroke in a time of 23.30. Godsoe took the silver recording a 23.36 followed by Diener who touched in a time of 23.42.
Women’s 200 butterfly
Just as she did in the 200 IM Hosszu was once again able to outdo Mireia Belmonte beating the Spaniard by 69 one-hundredths of a second taking the 200 butterfly in a time of 2:03.14. Belmonte hit the wall in a time of 2:03.83.
German Franziska Hentke took the bronze posting a time of 2:05.61.
Men’s 200 IM
Japanese star Kousuke Hagino took his second event of the evening winning the men’s 200 IM in a time of 1:51.27, breaking his own World Cup and Asian record time of 1:51.50
Daiya Seto finished second in the event posting a season’s best of 1:52.55, beating the 1:54.21 which he posted in Beijing.
Hiromasa Fujimori collected the bronze finishing in a time of 1:55.02.
Women’s 400 freestyle
Both Belmonte and Hosszu returned to the water less then 15 minutes later competing for the top spot in the women’s 400 freestyle. In keeping with the theme of the night Belmonte took the event in a nail biter beating Chihiro Igarashi of Japan by two one-hundredths of a second. Igarashi turned first at the 50 meter mark and held the lead in the event until the final 50 meters.
Belmonte who turned at the halfway mark in a time of 2:01.22 had a tremendous second half of the race, negative splitting the event, winning in a time of 4:00.87. Igarashi finished second in a time of 4:00.89.
Hosszu finished third posting a time of 4:04.30.
Men’s 50 freestyle
Shinri Shioura of Japan took the 50 freestyle in a time of 21.38. Shioura out touched George Bovell of Trinidad and Tobago who took the silver in a time of 21.42 just ahead of Kenta Ito who hit the wall in a time of 21.43.
Women’s 200 breaststroke
Rie Kanetou of Japan took the women’s 200 breaststroke in the world’s top time of 2:19.18. Kanetou took over the top spot in the world rankings from Australian Sally Hunter, who she also beat in Tokyo to collect the gold.
Hunter finished second recording a time of 2:19.63 followed by Runa Imai of Japan who touched in a time of 2:21.02.
Women’s 100 IM
Hosszu took home her sixth and final gold medal of the evening winning the 100 IM in a time of 57.74. Alia Atkinson collected her second silver medal of the evening finishing in a time of 58.47 just ahead of Siobhan-Marie O’Connor who touched in a time of 58.56.
Men’s 200 backstroke
It is only fitting in this night of tight battles that the final men’s event of the competition finish in a tie. With 50 meters to go Yuuki Shirai of Japan turned 44 one-hundredths of a second behind Australian Mitch Larkin, making up the ground Shirai and Larkin touched the wall at the same time, both posting a time of 1:49.95.
German Christian Diener, who led the race at the 150 meter mark, took the bronze in a time of 1:50.45.
Women’s 50 butterfly
In the final women’s event of the evening Inge Dekker of the Netherlands was able to out swim Fran Halsall to win the women’s 50 butterfly in a time of 25.18. Halsall finished second in a time of 25.29 followed by Marieke D’Cruz of Australia who won the bronze in a time of 25.76.
Mixed 4 x 50 freestyle relay
Three Japanese teams finished one, two, three in the mixed 4 x 50 freestyle relay. Mikihouse took the event in a time of 1:33.28 followed by Toyo University who posted a 1:34.34 and Konami who posted a time of 1:34.70.