2015 FINA World Cup Singapore: Day 2 Finals Recap

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Everything you need to follow along with finals live during the 2015 FINA World Cup Singapore. Hit refresh for the latest coverage.

Women’s 100 free

Australia’s Cate Campbell won this event for the second time during a meet held in Singapore, alongside her triumph in 2013. Also, for the fourth time this year, she and her sister Bronte Campbell won gold and silver in the 100-meter free.

Cate topped finals in 53.09 with Bronte earning silver in 53.58.  Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu rounded out the top three in 54.23.

USA’s Madison Kennedy (54.81) and Missy Franklin (55.14) placed fourth and fifth.

Men’s 200 free

Australia’s Dan Smith earned his fourth straight gold medal in the men’s 200-meter free with a time of 1:48.15.  He’s just the fifth swimmer to do so on a single FINA World Cup tour alongside Pieter van den Hoogenband (NED, 5 in 2002), Ryk Neethling (RSA, 6 in 2005-06), Oussama Mellouli (TUN, 4 in 2008) and Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS, 6 in 2013-14)

Japan’s Masato Sakai checked in with a silver-winning time of 1:51.07 alongside Singapore’s Yeo Kai Quan who shared the silver with a 1:51.07 as well.

Singapore’s Pang Sheng Jun (1:53.73) and USA’s Austin Phillips (1:55.26) took fourth and fifth.

Women’s 50 breast

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson captured her sixth career gold medal in a FINA World Cup meet in Singapore.  That’s her 31st career World Cup gold medal as she won the sprint breast in 30.74.

Australia’s Sally Hunter finished second in 31.50 with USA’s Micah Lawrence earning third in 31.66.

Malaysia’s Phee Jing En (32.01) and Singapore’s Roanne Ho (32.08) finished fourth and fifth, while Russia’s Vitalina Simonova wound up sixth in 32.53.

Men’s 100 breast

South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh, the men’s points leader, captured his ninth FINA World Cup gold medal this season, just one shy of his career best 10 in 2008.

Van der Burgh won the 100-meter breast in a time of 59.38 with USA’s Kevin Cordes collecting second-place honors in 1:00.81.

China’s Li Xiang snared third in 1:01.03 with Australia’s Matthew Treloar (1:01.31) and Tommy Sucipto (1:01.52) taking fourth and fifth.

Men’s 100 fly

Japan’s Masato Sakai won his sixth FINA World Cup gold medal this year with a 53.53 in the men’s 100-meter fly.  That’s the second best tally in a single circuit for a Japanese swimmer behind Daiya Seto’s 11 wins in 2012.

Russia’s Viacheslav Prudnikov snared second-place honors in 53.66 with Singapore’s Zheng Wen Quah tying Prudnikov with a 53.66 as well.

Russia’s Aleksandr Kudashev (53.80) and Australia’s Nic Brown (53.94) took fourth and fifth with Canada’s Santo Condorelli earning sixth in 54.43.

Women’s 100 back

Australia’s Emily Seebohm kept her perfect record in the 100-meter back this year intact with a 58.72 time to win her fifth straight gold medal.  She’s still on pace to match Katinka Hosszu’s 2014 sweep of the event.

Hosszu, meanwhile, picked up silver in 1:00.07 with USA’s Missy Franklin taking third in 1:00.73.

Hong Kong’s Claudia Lau placed fourth in 1:02.34 with Colombia’s Carolina Colorado snagging fifth in 1:02.51.

Men’s 50 back

Australia’s Ashley Delaney checked in with a top time of 25.30 for the sprint backstroke victory.  Singapore’s Zheng Wen Quah collected his second silver of the night with a time to 25.50.

Japan’s Yuki Shirai rounded out the top three in 25.91, while Great Britain’s Marco Loughran finished fourth in 25.94.

Singapore’s Kevin Ong (26.93) and Malaysia’s Jian Han Tern (26.94) placed fifth and sixth.

Women’s 200 fly

Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos won her third career 200-meter fly World Cup title with a time of 2:08.65.  She previously won the event in Beijing last week and also in 2012 in here in Singapore.

China’s Zhou Min placed second tonight in 2:12.70 with Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu collecting more podium cash with a third-place 2:13.99.

Hong Kong’s Hang Yu Sze (2:15.62) and Kin Lok Chan (2:17.98) snagged fourth and fifth-place efforts.

Men’s 200 IM

Russia’s Semen Makovich became the fifth different winner of the 200 IM this year with a time of 2:01.76. That’s the first time since the 2007 event that five different swimmers have won gold in the 200 IM.  Makovich is this third Russian swimmer in this event alongside Igor Berezutsky and Alexander Tikhonov in Moscow in 2006 and 2007.

Australia’s Kenneth To placed second in a time of 2:02.12 with Hungary’s David Verraszto earning third in 2:02.76.

South Africa’s Michael Meyer (2:03.23) and Japan’s Ippei Watanabe (2:04.53) finished fourth and fifth.

Women’s 400 free

After losing this event to Guo Junjun in Beijing, Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu returned to gold medal status with a 4:12.00 with her sixth gold in the event.  That ties Spain’s Mireia Belmonte for third most in this event.  Camelia Potec (9) and Lindsay Benko (7) are the event leaders.

Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos finished second in 4:14.75 with Australia’s Jessica Pengelly earning third in 4:19.44.

Singapore’s Genevieve Lye (4:32.44) and Lee Shuen Tan (4:35.31) wound up fourth and fifth.

Men’s 50 free

Japan’s Katsumi Nakamura won his third consecutive gold medal in this even with a 22.47.  Australia’s Kyle Chalmers placed second in 22.52 with Te Haumi Maxwell taking third in 22.68.

Australia’s Andrew Abood (22.88) and Canada’s Santo Condorelli (22.89) also cleared 23 seconds.

Women’s 200 breast

After taking bronze in the 50-meter breast earlier in the evening, USA’s Micah Lawrence won her first World Cup gold medal with a time of 2:25.89.

Russia’s Vitalina Simonova placed second in 2:27.42 with Australia’s Sally Hunter earning third in 2:27.96.

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson (2:35.76) and Malaysia’s Erika Kong (2:37.47) finished fourth and fifth.

Men’s 200 back

Japan’s Yuki Shirai claimed his 10th career gold medal in the men’s 200-meter backstroke on the FINA World Cup circuit, tying Arkady Vyatchanin for the second most.  Randall Bal is the event leader with 14 golds in the event.

Shirai won in 1:57.96 with Australia’s Ashley Delaney taking second in 1:58.66.  Colombia’s Omar Pinzon earned third in 2:02.11.

Singapore’s Zheng Wen Quah (2:04.62) and South Africa’s Michael Meyer (2:05.44) placed fourth and fifth.

Women’s 50 fly

Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen won her ninth career gold in this event, tying Inge Dekker for the third most. She’s still well behind Sweden’s Therese Alshammar (37) and Anna-Karin Kammerling (11).

Ottesen won in 25.84 with Australia’s Holly Barratt taking second in 26.57.  France’s Melanie Henique tied Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson for third with 26.78s.

Hong Kong’s Hang Yu Sze finished fifth in 27.30.

Women’s 400 IM

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu won her second gold medal of the night with a 4:37.30 in the 400 IM. She’s the only swimmer to have won multiple golds this evening.

Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos placed second in 4:42.13 with China’s Zhou Min earning third in 4:44.55.

Japan’s Rika Omoto (4:46.42) and Australia’s Jessica Pengelly (4:50.64) placed fourth and fifth.

1 comment

  1. avatar
    Tweedy

    Please note that Event 104 BR 100m Women was cancelled. Your Report should read Event 128 BR 200m Women which Micah Lawrence of the USA won.