2015 FINA World Cup Chartres: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

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2015 FINA World Cup Chartres: Day 2 Finals – Results

Women’s 100 free

The Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu won her third gold of the meet by taking down a loaded women’s 100-meter free finale.

Hosszu raced her way to a 54.30 for the win as she touched out Missy Franklin.  Franklin claimed second-place honors in 54.34, well off her ninth-ranked season best of 53.68 from Worlds.

Hosszu also won the 100 free on the first stop in Moscow.

France’s Charlotte Bonnet collected a big win of her own by touching out Natalie Coughlin, 54.49 to 54.87, for bronze.

France’s Anna Santamans (54.94), Anouchka Martin (55.42) and Marie Wattel (55.45) finished fifth through eighth.

Japan’s Yayoi Matsumoto closed out the finale in 56.01.

Men’s 200 free

Australia’s Daniel Smith took down the men’s 200-meter free in a world-ranked time.

Smith clocked a time of 1:46.50 for the win, moving up to 13th in the world rankings in the 200-meter freestyle event.

Smith took fifth in this event last week in Moscow.

South Africa’s Myles Brown placed second in 1:47.55, a second off his 20th-ranked 1:46.85, while France’s Jeremy Stravius finished third in 1:48.11.

France’s Jonathan Atsu (1:49.36), Italy’s Nicolangelo Di Fabio (1:49.46), France’s Jordan Pothain (1:49.67), Austria’s David Brandl (1:50.27) and France’s Lorys Bourelly (1:50.55) wound up fourth through eighth.

Women’s 50 breast

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson touched out USA’s Katie Meili for the women’s 50-meter breast title in France.

Atkinson clocked a time of 30.85 for the win, well off her third-ranked season best of 30.11 from Worlds.

That’s Atkinson’s 11th gold medal ever in the women’s 50-meter breast on the FINA World Cup circuit.  She last lost this event in 2014 when Ruta Meilutyte won in Tokyo.

Meili, meanwhile, claimed silver in 30.95.  That’s a bit off her 10th-ranked 30.76 from Moscow.

USA’s Breeja Larson rounded out the top three with a time of 31.06.

Belgium’s Fanny Lecluyse (31.23), USA’s Melanie Margalis (31.48), Singapore’s Roxanne Ho (32.04), Hong Kong’s Jamie Yeung (32.82) and Indonesia’s Vanessae At Evato (34.51) also swam in the final.

Men’s 100 breast

South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh crushed the field in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke.

Van der Burgh hit the wall in 58.97, just half-a-second off his second-ranked 58.49 from Worlds.

That’s Van der Burgh’s fourth gold medal of the World Cup so far.

USA’s Nic Fink placed a distance second in 1:00.00, off his 59.52 from the Moscow stop of the FINA World Cup.

USA’s Cody Miller took third in 1:00.21, almost a second off his top time of 59.51 from the Santa Clara stop of the Arena Pro Swim Series.

Japan’s Kazuki Kohinata (1:00.45), Russia’s Ilya Khomenko (1:00.64), USA’s Brendan McHugh (1:00.74), Italy’s Fabio Scozzoli (1:01.76) and Paraguay’s Renato Prono Fernandez (1:02.38) also competed in the finale.

Men’s 100 fly

South Africa’s Chad le Clos put together a scorching time in the men’s 100-meter fly for the win.

Le Clos, ranked second in the world behind Michael Phelps with a 50.56 from Worlds, topped the 100 fly tonight in 51.04.

That’s le Clos’ third gold of the meet as he swept the butterfly events.  That’s the sixth time in his FINA World Cup career that le Clos has managed to sweep the butterfly events.  That’s a record ahead of Nikolay Skvortsov’s four sweeps.

USA’s Tom Shields collected a second-place paycheck with a 51.27, just off his fifth-ranked time of 51.03 from Worlds.

USA’s Tim Phillips placed third in 52.10, a bit off his 51.75 from Moscow that ranks him 18th in the world.

Australia’s David Morgan (52.74), Australia’s Jayden Hadler (52.79), France’s Jordan Coelho (53.14), Singapore’s Zheng Wen Quah (53.22) and Australia’s Tommaso D’Orsogna (53.28) placed fourth through eighth.

Women’s 100 back

Australia’s Emily Seebohm surfaced victorious from one of the most high profile finals of the meet – the women’s 100-meter back.

Seebohm raced her way to a sizzling time of 58.91, just a bit off her top-ranked time of 58.26 from Worlds.

That’s Seebohm’s ninth career gold medal in World Cup competition.

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu collected another paycheck with a second-place time of 1:00.05.  She popped a 58.78 to rank third in the world at Worlds.

USA’s Missy Franklin raced her way to third in 1:00.47. That’s a second off her seventh-ranked 59.40 from Worlds.

Russia’s Daria K. Ustinova (1:00.69), China’s Wang Xueer (1:01.42), France’s Auriane De Premilhat (1:02.44), Colombia’s Carolina Colorado (1:02.57) and Austria’s Jordis Steinegger (1:03.19) all finished out of the money.

Men’s 50 back

France’s Camille Lacourt, the top-ranked swimmer in the world in the 50-meter back, cruised to victory in the sprint back tonight in France.

Lacourt clocked a 24.75, half-a-second off his top-ranked 24.23 from Worlds. That’s his second straight World Cup sweep of the 50 and 100 backstroke events.

Belarus’ Pavel Sankovich raced his way to second in 25.17, off his 19th-ranked 25.02 from Worlds.

Singapore’s Zheng Wen Quah closed out the podium paychecks with a third-place time of 25.22.

Australia’s Josh Beaver (25.33), France’s Eddie Moueddene (25.43), France’s Thibault Delecluse (25.78), France’s Paul-Gabriel Bedel (26.07) and Paraguay’s Charles Hockin (26.28) also swam in the finale.

Women’s 200 fly

Germany’s Franziska Hentke, the top-ranked swimmer in the 200 fly, touched out USA’s Cammile Adams for gold in that event here in France.

Hentke powered her way to a 2:06.58 for the win, well off her top-ranked 2:05.26 from the German Open.

That’s Hentke’s second gold in the 200 fly ever on the FINA World Cup circuit. She last won gold was 2013 on the Singapore stop.

Adams, meanwhile, placed a close second in 2:06.73. That’s just half-a-second off her fifth-ranked season best of 2:06.33 from Moscow.

Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos picked up the third-place paycheck with a 2:07.11 to move to 10th in the world rankings.

Australia’s Madeline Groves (2:07.92), Switzerland’s Martina Van Berkel (2:09.76), Australia’s Brianna Throssell (2:10.14) and France’s Elodie Delamare (2:16.44) finished fourth through seventh as only seven swimmers competed in the finale.

Men’s 200 IM

Japan’s Hiromasa Fujimori won the men’s 200-meter IM with just four swimmers in the finale.

Fujimori clocked a 1:59.39 as the only sub-2:00 swim of the day to earn the top paycheck.

France’s Ganesh Pedurand finished second in 2:01.73, while Hungary’s David Verraszto collected the third paycheck with a 2:02.92.

China’s Jiang Tiansheng was the only swimmer not to get paid to swim the finale with a fourth-place 2:04.20.

FINA might want to look into canceling events with less than at least a full eight swimmers entered and spread the rest of the award money to those who compete against full fields.

Women’s 400 free

USA’s Lindsay Vrooman collected a first-place paycheck from a seven-swimmer field in the women’s 400-meter free.

Vrooman turned in a top time of 4:07.16 for the win to move to 20th in the world rankings. That was USA’s first gold of the day after five silvers and four bronzes earlier in the day.

New Zealand’s Lauren Boyle, the second-ranked swimmer in the world with a 4:03.88 from Australian Nationals, took second in 4:07.80.

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu kept on piling up the podium points with a third-place time of 4:09.31.

China’s Li Bingjie (4:10.54), Liu Zixuan (4:18.51) and Zhang Ke (4:20.30) took fourth through sixth.

Austria’s Lisa Zaiser wound up seventh in 4:35.69.

Men’s 50 free

USA’s Josh Schneider topped the 50-meter freestyle with a superior effort against the field.

He clocked a time of 22.11, off his sixth-ranked 21.80 from Moscow but more than enough for a commanding win tonight.

That is Schneider’s fourth career gold medal in the 50-meter free on the FINA World Cup circuit.  He’s tied with Anthony Ervin among American men.  Jason Lezak, however, leads all swimmers with 17 career wins in the 50-meter free all-time.

France’s Clement Mignon placed second in 22.40 with Australia’s Tommaso D’Orsogna tying Nosy Pelagie for third with 22.44s.

Poland’s Konrad Czerniak (22.58), France’s Yonel Govindin (22.87), Australia’s David Morgan (22.88) and France’s William Meynard (22.96) closed out the finale.

Women’s 200 breast

Russia’s Vitalina Simonova picked up first-place honors in the women’s 200-meter breast in France.

Simonova raced her way to a 2:25.26, well off her eighth-ranked 2:22.72 from Worlds but plenty enough for a first-place paycheck tonight.

That’s Simonova first medal away from Moscow, as she had never competed away from that stop in her career.  Previously, she won 1 gold, two silvers and two bronzes in Moscow.

USA’s Breeja Larson grabbed second-place honors in a time of 2:26.36 with Austria’s Lisa Zaiser snaring third in 2:30.16.

France’s Camille Dauba (2:30.46), Hong Kong’s Jamie Yeung (2:33.80), France’s Adeline Martin (2:34.46) and Indonesia’s Vanessae At Evato (2:46.05) also competed in the finale.

Men’s 200 back

South Africa’s Chad le Clos collected his fourth gold medal of the meet with a win in the men’s 200-meter back.

Le Clos hit the wall in 1:57.81 to win the finale by nearly a second. That’s the 10th time in le Clos’ career that he has managed to win four or more golds in a single stop on the FINA World Cup circuit.  That’s a circuit record with Ous Mellouli second with having done it just five times.

Japan’s Keita Sunama placed second in a time of 1:58.57 with Australia’s Ashley Delaney finishing third in 1:59.24.

France’s Ben Stasiulis cracked 2:00 with a 1:59.93, but missed the money with a fourth-place finish.

Australia’s Josh Beaver (2:01.03), France’s Thomas Avetand (2:04.87), and Finland’s Petja Yritys (2:10.73) took fifth through eighth.

Women’s 50 fly

France went 1-2 in the women’s 50-meter fly with Beryl Gastaldello winning the sprint event.

Gastaldello clocked a 26.35 for the win, while Marie Wattel took second overall in 26.46.

Switzerland’s Sasha Touretski wound up third overall in 26.60, while USA’s Claire Donahue missed the money with a fourth-place 26.74.

Japan’s Misaki Yamaguchi (26.76), France’s Anna Santamans (26.92), Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson (27.01) and Australia’s Brianna Throssell (27.12) also swam in the finale.

Men’s 1500 free

Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri, the top-ranked swimmer in the 1500 free this year, easily won the event in France.

Paltrinieri put up an easy-speed time of 15:04.98 for the win, well off his top time of 14:39.67 from Worlds.

Czech’s Jan Micka earned second-place honors in a time of 15:07.75, while France’s Damien Joly earned third in 15:08.07.

Francs’s Joris Bouchaut (15:12.63), China’s Wang Wenhao (15:37.09), Ireland’s Andrew Meegan (15:38.87) and Austria’s David Brandl (15:41.89) finished fourth through seventh.

Women’s 400 IM

Katinka Hosszu grabbed her fourth gold medal of the meet with an easy win in the women’s 400-meter IM.

Hosszu topped the finale field with a time of 4:35.80, well off her astounding 4:30.39 at the World Championships, but nearly two seconds clear of the field tonight.

Compatriot Zsuzsanna Jakabos placed second in 4:37.63 with Vietnam’s Vien Nguyen taking third in 4:42.53.

USA’s Cammile Adams (4:44.77), Austria’s Jordis Steinegger (4:46.52), Germany’s Franziska Hentke (4:49.17), France’s Fantine Lesaffre (4:50.13) and Indonesia’s Azzahra Permatahani (5:07.93) also swam in the finale.

2015 FINA World Cup Chartres: Day 2 Finals – Results

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Women’s 100 free
  • Men’s 200 free
  • Women’s 50 breast
  • Men’s 100 breast
  • Men’s 100 fly
  • Women’s 100 back
  • Men’s 50 back
  • Women’s 200 fly
  • Men’s 200 IM
  • Women’s 400 free
  • Men’s 50 free
  • Women’s 200 breast
  • Men’s 200 back
  • Women’s 50 fly
  • Men’s 1500 free
  • Women’s 400 IM

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