Yu and Santana Tied With Top Time In The 100 Freestyle

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SCHEDULE/RESULTS

SESSION START TIMES

Prelims begin at 10AM local time and finals begin at 6PM local time. Around the world that’s:

  • 7PM/3AM U.S. West Coast Time
  • 8PM/4AM U.S. Mountain Time
  • 9PM/5AM U.S. Central Time
  • 10PM/6AM U.S. East Coast Time
  • 11PM/7AM Rio de Janeiro Time
  • 3AM/11AM London Time
  • 4AM/Noon Berlin/South Africa Time
  • 6AM/2PM Moscow Time
  • 11AM/7PM Tokyo Time
  • Noon/8PM Sydney Time

Day 5 – Prelims

The 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle junior world record holders are be heading into the semi-finals of the boys 100 freestyle as the top two seeds after posting the identical times. Yu Hexin of China and Matheus Santana of Brazil both cruised through the first round of the 100 freestyle finishing in a time of 50.15. Both are surly focused on saving their best efforts tomorrow evening’s final where the two will most likely go head to head with the opportunity to break Santana’s junior mark of 48.35.

Russian Rozaliya Nasretdinova was the top qualifier in the girls 50 freestyle posting a time of 25.00. Nastretdinova is swimming at the top of her game taking the 50 butterfly in a new junior world record earlier in the competition. Her prelim time in the 50 freestyle is only five one-hundredths of a second off of her junior world record of 24.95 which she set in May. Ami Matsuo of Australia put up the second fastest time of the morning finishing in a time of 25.50.

Siobhan Bernadette Haughey of Hong Kong and Qui Yuhan of China, the silver and bronze medalist from the 100 freestyle both moved on to this evening’s semi-final. Haughey touched in a time of 25.87 while Qiu recorded a 25.57.

Hungarian Liliana Szilagyi, who took the 200 butterfly earlier in the competition, was the top qualifier in the girls 100 butterfly. Szilagyi posted a time of 58.91, which is one one-hundredth of a second off her season’s best and just off her lifetime best of 58.73. Zhang Yufei of China, who won the silver in the 200 butterfly, was the second fastest qualifier with a time of 59.13.

Nikola Obrovac of Croatia was the top qualifier in the boys 50 breaststroke recording a time of 27.97. Carlos Claverie of Venezuela, who took the bronze in the 100 and silver in the 200 breaststroke, had the second fastest time of the morning touching in a time of 28.19. Russian Anton Chupkov, who took the gold in the 100 breaststroke, qualified third in a time of 28.51.

Maximilian Pilger of Germany, who won the silver in the 100 breaststroke, squeaked into the semi-final with the 15th fastest time of 29.01.

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