2015 FINA World Cup Tokyo: Day 1 Finals Live Recap

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Schedule of Events:

  • Men’s 100 Free
  • Women’s 200 Free
  • Men’s 50 Breast
  • Women’s 100 Breast
  • Women’s 100 Fly
  • Men’s 100 Back
  • Women’s 50 Back
  • Men’s 200 Fly
  • Women’s 200 Individual Medley
  • Men’s 400 Free
  • Women’s 50 Free
  • Men’s 200 Breast
  • Women’s 200 Back
  • Men’s 50 Fly
  • Women’s 800 Free
  • Men’s 400 Individual Medley

Men’s 100 Free

The first event of the night kicked off with the top three finishers posting times within .62 seconds of one another. Katsumi Nakamura finished first with a time of 49.17, while Shinri Shioura posted a time of 49.33 to finish close behind. Australia’s Blake Jones finished third with a time of 49.79.

Reo Sakata finished fourth with a 49.87, while Australia’s Jamie Sturgeon posted a 50.06 to earn fifth.

Yuuki Kobori grabbed sixth with a time of 50.08. Nagoya Tsuruga (50.23) and Australia’s Alex Graham (50.32) were seventh and eighth respectively.

Women’s 200 Free

Katinka Hosszu and Zsuzsanna Jakabos, both of Hungary, finished 1-2 in the women’s 200 free during finals. Hosszu turned in a swift 1:56.67 to grab gold, while Jakabos posted a final time of 1:58.11 for second.

Leah Neale of Australia grabbed a close third with a time of 1:58.21, shaving two seconds off her prelims time of 2:00.28.

Sachi Mochida finished fourth overall with a time of 2:00.18, and was followed closely to the wall by Chihiro Igarashi and her time of 2:00.45.

Tomomi Aoki and Aya Takano both turned in a final time of 2:00.62 to tie for sixth. Yasuko Miyamoto was eighth with a time of 2:00.99.

Men’s 50 Breaststroke

South Africa’s Cameron Van Der Burgh held onto first in the men’s 50-meter breaststroke turning in a sizzling final time of 27.18 to finish .75 seconds ahead of the competition. Fellow South African Giulio Zorzi finished second with a time of 27.93 to be the only other swimmer under the 28-second mark.

Ryouta Nomura was third in the event with a time of 28.04, adding .02 seconds to his prelims time of 28.02. Australia’s Jake Packard claimed a close fourth with a time of 28.11.

Renata Prono of Paraguay out-touched Michael Andrew of the USA by .01 for fifth. Prono posted a time of 28.19 over Andrew’s 28.20.

USA’s Chuck Katis finished close behind Andrew with a time of 28.23, adding slightly to his prelims time of 27.98. Masaki Niiyama rounded out the top eight with a time of 28.44.

Women’s 100 Breast

Molly Hannis of the USA grabbed a narrow win over Japan’s Runa Imai in the women’s 100 breast. Hannis posted a final time of 1:07.71 over Imai’s 1:07.87. Australia’s Leiston Pickett rounded out the top three with a time of 1:07.96.

Australia’s Taylor McKeown finished fourth overall with a time of 1:08.01, while Satomi Suzuki was a close fifth touching the wall at the 1:08.07 mark.

Kierra Smith of Canada finished sixth with a time of 1:08.30 over Laura Sogar of the USA’s 1:08.43. Eighth place went to Reona Aoki and her time of 1:08.94.

Women’s 100 Fly

The young Rikako Ikee turned in a sizzling 57.56 to win the women’s 100 meter fly during finals. Ikee’s time also lowers the World Junior record of 57.63 set earlier this summer by Chen Xinyi at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan.

Felicia Lee of the USA grabbed second with a time of 59.15, while Natsumi Hoshi turned in a 59.28 to finish third in the event.

Kate Mills of the USA finished fourth overall with a time of 59.94 over Australia’s Jessica Hobbin who turned in a time of 1:00.19 for fifth.

Yai Watanabe posted a final time of 1:00.64 to narrowly finish ahead of Inoha Yamakawa and her time of 1:00.65.

Katinka Hosszu of Hungary was eighth with a time of 1:01.62.

Men’s 100 Back

Mitchell Larkin of Australia maintained his hold on first in the men’s 100 meter back with a sizzling final time of 52.48. Larkin’s time is only .10 seconds off his 2015 best of 52.38 from the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan where he posted a 52.38, a time that is also the fastest in the world for 2015.

Ryosuke Irie posted a final time of 53.27 for second, while David Plummer of the USA was a close third at 53.39.

Japan’s Masaki Kaneko grabbed fourth overall with a time of 54.18 over Australia’s Ashley Delaney and his final time of 54.41.

Junya Hasegawa finished sixth overall with a time of 54.57.

Australia’s Josh Beaver (55.06) and Yuuma Edo (55.91) finished seventh and eighth respectively.

Women’s 50 Back

Australia’s Emily Seebohm secured a win in the women’s 50-meter back stopping the clock at 27.49, a slim .02 seconds off her 2015 best of 27.47 from the Australian Championships.

Natalie Coughlin of the USA finished second overall with a time of 28.25, shaving .19 seconds off her prelims time of 28.44.

Miyuki Takemura finished third overall with time of 28.33, while Japan’s Emi Moronuki grabbed fourth with a time of 28.41. Katinka Hosszu of Hungary was a close fifth, posting a final time of 28.42.

Shiho Sakai and Masumi Takaba kept it close for sixth and seventh, but Sakai got her hand to the wall first finishing with a time of 28.70 over Takaba’s 28.75.

Ema Kobayashi was eighth with a time of 29.14.

Men’s 200 Fly

Masato Sakai finished first in the men’s 200 fly with a time of 1:55.75, shaving 2.49 seconds off his prelims time of 1:58.24. Sakai’s time ties him for eighteenth in the world rankings for 2015 with Tom Shields of the USA.

Nao Horomura turned in a time of 1:56.17 for second place, shaving just over a second from his prelims time of 1:57.24.

Yuuya Yajima grabbed third overall with a time of 1:57.55, while Mizuki Itou finished fourth with a time of 1:57.81.

Australia’s Christopher Wright was fifth with a time of 1:57.87, improving upon his prelims time of 1:58.56 by .69 seconds.

Russia’s Nikolay Skvortsov (1:58.46), Ryosuke Iai (1:59.65) and Yuusuke Miyoshi (2:00.93) rounded out the top eight finishers.

Women’s 200 IM

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu turned in a quick 2:09.85 in the women’s 200-meter IM, shaving almost two seconds off her prelims time of 2:11.81. Hosszu’s time ranks in the top 5 times for 2015 in the world.

Caitlin Leverenz of the USA finished second with a final time of 2:11.26, while Japan’s Runa Imai posted a close third with a time of 2:11.45. Imai’s time moves her into the top 20 in the world rankings for 2015.

Rika Ohmoto posted a time of 2:12.72 for fourth, adding slightly to her 2015 best of 2:12.05.

Miyu Ohtsuka finished fifth with a time of 2:13.20, while Australia’s Taylor McKeown was a close sixth at 2:13.45.

Yui Ohhashi (2:15.25) and Miho Takahashi (2:15.49) were seventh and eighth respectively.

Men’s 400 Free

Yousuke Miyamoto turned in a final time of 3:49.68 to finish first in the men’s 400-meter free during finals of day one. Naito Ehara grabbed second with a time of 3:50.77, while Zane Grothe of the USA posted a final time of 3:51.75.

Yuuki Kobori finished fourth overall with a time of 3:52.14, while Ryuta Osaki posted a close fifth with a time of 3:52.43.

Tsubasa Amai was sixth with a time of 3:55.71, while Noritaka Ohba grabbed a close seventh with a time of 3:55.80.

Fuyu Yoshida was eighth with a time of 3:54.16.

Women’s 50 Free

Melanie Wright of Australia and Miki Uchida kept it close in the women’s 50 free, posting final times only .03 seconds apart. Wright got her hand on the wall first, stopping the clock at 24.92, while Uchida finished with a time of 24.95.

Rikako Ikee finished third overall with a time of 25.05. Anna Santamans grabbed fourth overall with a time of 25.14.

Fifth place went to Russia’s Elizaveta Bazarova who turned in a time of 25.43. Natalie Coughlin of the USA was close behind, stopping the clock at 25.44 to finish seventh overall.

Aya Satou (25.63) and Sayuki Ouchi (25.96) finished seventh and eighth respectively.

Men’s 200 Breaststroke

Yukihiro Takahashi finished first in the men’s 200-meter breaststroke with a swift 2:09.50, shaving an impressive 2.73 seconds off his prelims time of 2:12.23. Takahashi’s time earns him a spot in the top twenty of the world rankings for 2015.

Ippei Watanabe grabbed second in the event with a time of 2:09.94 adding slightly to his 2015 best of 2:09.75.

Oleg Kostin claimed third with a time of 2:10.92, while Yuuta Oshikiri touched fourth with a time of 2:12.39.

Kazuki Watanabe and Kazuki Ohtsuka kept it close finishing .33 seconds apart. Watanabe stopped the clock at 2:12.47 over Ohtsuka’s 2:12.80.

Hayato Watanabe posted a close seventh with a time of 2:12.81, while Kevin Cordes of the USA finished eighth with a time of 2:12.82.

Women’s 200 Back

Australia’s Emily Seebohm continued to show her prowess in the backstroke, dashing to first in the women’s 200 back  and stopping the clock at 2:08.08, a full two seconds ahead of the competition.

Katinka Hosszu of Hungary finished second overall with a time of 2:10.11, shaving some time off her prelims time of 2:11.44. Natsumi Sakai rounded out the top three with a final time of 2:10.73.

Belinda Hocking of Australia and Miki Takahashi both delivered times of 2:12.37 to tie for fourth. Yuki Kawayoke posted a close sixth at 2:12.62.

Mayuko Gotou finished seventh overall with a time of 2:13.86, while Rumi Teramoto was eighth with a time of 2:14.44.

Men’s 50 Fly

Giles Smith of the USA sprinted to first in the men’s 50-meter fly posting a final time of 23.68. Smith’s time is only .38 seconds slower than his 2015 best of 23.30 from the Santa Clara stop of the Arena Pro Swim Series. Takeshi Kawamoto stopped the clock at 23.81 for second, while Michael Andrew of the USA finished third with a time of 23.94.

Australia’s Christopher Wright turned in a time of 24.03 for fourth, shaving some time off his prelims time of 24.22. Kouhei Kawamoto was a close fifth at 24.06.

Jayden Hadler of Australia grabbed sixth place with a final time of 24.17, while seventh went to Kengo Ida and his time of 24.39.

Tatsuya Ueno finished eighth overall with a time of 24.46.

Women’s 800 Free

Yukimi Moriyama outlasted the competition in the women’s 800 free, finishing first with a time of 8:40.98. Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu kept it close stopping the clock at 8:42.87 for second. Asari Wada was third overall with a time of 8:45.83.

Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos posted a time of 8:45.93 during the first heat of prelims, but it was fast enough to earn her fourth overall in the event.

Australia’s Leah Neale finished fifth with a time of 8:47.16, while Misato Iwanaga grabbed sixth with a time of 8:48.34.

Yuuna Kikuchi turned in a time of 8:50.16 for seventh, while Hana Fujimoto’s 8:51.22 earned her eighth overall.

Men’s 400 IM

David Verraszto of Hungary and Takeharu Fujimori kept it close in the men’s 400 IM with Fujimori leading for a large part of the race. Verraszto succeeded in catching and passing Fujimori in the last 50 meters of the race to claim first with a time of 4:15.60. Fujimori finished second with a time of 4:16.04.

Japan’s Keita Sunama grabbed third with a time of 2:19.81, while Ryo Murakawa was fourth with a time of 4:20.31.

Travis Mahoney of Australia finished fifth overall with a time of 4:21.25. Takuya Okamoto touched close behind with a time of 4:21.57.

Tomoya Takeuchi (4:23.93) and Tomoki Honjyou (4:24.79) finished seventh and eighth respectively.

2015 FINA World Cup Tokyo Cup: Day 1 Finals – Results

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