Yui Ohashi Breaks Countrymate’s Meet Record in 200 IM Finals


After Japan’s Miho Teramura broke the Championship Record in the 200 IM on Friday morning in prelims, swimming a 2:09.86, her 22-year old countrymate Yui Ohashi led 2 swimmers under the record in finals. Ohashi took the win in 2:08.16, while Canadian Sydney Pickrem finished 2nd in 2:09.07. Teramura matched her 2:09.86 from prelims exactly to tie her old record and personal best.

The record coming into the meet was a 2:09.93 done by Australian Emily Seebohm in 2010.

Comparative Splits of Relevant Swims:

Swimmer Fly Back Breast Free Total
Ohashi Finals Record 27.73 32.81 37.23 30.39 2:08.16
Pickrem 2nd place 28.48 32.99 36.86 30.74 2:09.07
Teramura Prelims Record 27.69 33.78 36.57 31.82 2:09.86
Teramura Finals swim (3rd place) 27.75 33.78 36.69 31.64 2:09.86
Seebohm 2010 Record 27.53 33.1 38.52 30.78 2:09.93

Pickrem’s runner-up time was a new Canadian Record.

Ohashi’s swim was .25 seconds short of her own National Record in the event of 2:07.91, set at last year’s World Championships.

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