2015 FINA World Cup Tokyo: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

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

Schedule of 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 Individual Medley
  • 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 Individual Medley

Women’s 100 Free

Rikako Ikee kicked off finals of day two of the 2015 FINA World Cup Tokyo stop with a win in the women’s 100 free. Ikee turned in a final time of 54.14 to grab the gold. Miki Uchida finished close behind with a time of 54.24, while Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu grabbed third with a time of 54.39.

Australia’s Melanie Wright finished fourth overall with a final time of 54.63.

Felicia Lee and Natalie Coughlin of the USA kept it close for fifth and sixth. Lee got her hand on the wall .02 seconds ahead of Coughlin to finish fifth with a time of 55.09 over Coughlin’s 55.11.

Tomomi Aoki was seventh overall with a time of 55.48, while Misaki Yamaguchi took eighth with a 56.07.

Men’s 200 Free

Yuuki Kobori turned in a swift 1:47.59 to finish ahead of the competition in the men’s 200-meter free, shaving 1.83 seconds off his prelims time of 1:49.42.

Reo Sakata finished second overall with a time of 1:48.24, while Naito Ehara delivered a close third place finish with a 1:48.71.

New Zealand’s Ewan Jackson was fourth overall with a time of 1:49.41. Zane Grothe of the USA finished close behind with a time of 1:49.57 for fifth place.

Takeshi Matsuda took sixth with a time of 1:49.96. Naoya Tsuruga (1:50.15) and Alex Graham (1:50.35) of Australia were seventh and eighth respectively.

Women’s 50 Breast

Molly Hannis of the USA claimed gold in the women’s 50 breaststroke with a 30.63, shaving .30 seconds off her prelims time of 30.93. Hannis’ time also moves her into the top ten rankings for 2015 in the event.

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson delivered a close second with a time of 30.79, shedding time from her prelims time of 30.86. Atkinson’s best for 2015 currently sits at a 30.11 which she posted at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia earlier this year.

Australia’s Leiston Pickett rounded out the top three with a time of 30.88, making her the only other athlete under the 31-second mark.

Sweden’s Jennie Johansson finished fourth overall with a time of 31.04, while Satomi Suzuki grabbed fifth with a time of 31.55.

Sixth place went to Australia’s Jessica Hansen who stopped the clock at 31.80. Laura Sogar of the USA finished seventh with a time of 32.14.

Misaki Sekiguchi was eighth with a time of 32.15.

Men’s 100 Breast

Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa posted the top time in the men’s 100 breaststroke, stopping the clock at a quick 59.97. While van der Burgh shaved time off his prelims time of 1:01.47, his best for 2015 stands at a 58.49 from Kazan.

Australia’s Jake Packard finished second with a time of 1:00.92, improving upon his prelims time of 1:01.44. Yoshiko Yamanaka rounded out the top three with a 1:01.29.

Kevin Cordes of the USA finished fourth overall with a time of 1:01.35, while Takatoshi Ikeshita was a close fifth at 1:01.49.

Yuuta Oshikiri took sixth with a time of 1:01.52. Hayato Watanabe finished close behind with a time of 1:01.59 for seventh.

Kazuki Hayashi finished eighth overall with a time of 1:02.04.

Men’s 100 Fly

The top three finishers in the men’s 100-meter fly kept it close posting times a slim .06 seconds apart. Australia’s Christopher Wright got his hand on the wall first stopping the clock at 52.77. Takeshi Kawamoto finished second with a time of 52.82, while Tom Shields of the USA was a close third at 52.83.

Masato Sakai finished fourth overall with a time of 52.90, improving upon his prelims time of 53.61 by .71 seconds.

Singapore’s Zheng Wen Quah took fifth in the event with a time of 53.17, while sixth went to Yuuki Kobori and his time of 53.22.

Masayuki Umemoto (53.37) and Nikolay Skvortsov (53.38) of Russia finished seventh and eighth respectively.

Women’s 100 Back

Emily Seebohm of Australia continued to demonstrate her backstroke prowess by adding a win of 58.37 in the 100-meter back to her collection. With this win Seebohm completes a sweep of the backstroke events at the Tokyo stop of the 2015 FINA World Cup. Seebohm’s time is also only a slim .11 seconds off her 2015 world best of 58.26 from Kazan.

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu finished second overall with a time of 1:00.01, shaving 1.86 seconds off her prelims time of 1:01.87.

Miyuki Takemura rounded out the top three with a time of 1:01.15. Australia’s Belinda Hocking grabbed a close fourth with a final time of 1:01.23.

Japan’s Emi Moronuki stopped the clock at 1:01.44 to narrowly edge out Masumi Takaba. Takaba finished with a time of 1:01.46 for sixth.

Seventh went to Miki Takahashi and her time of 1:01.91, while Yuka Kawayoke completed the top eight with a time of 1:02.39.

Men’s 50 Back

The Australians and Americans battled for the win in the men’s 50 back with each claiming two of the top four spots. David Plummer of the USA edged out Australia’s Mitchell Larkin by a slim .04 seconds for first. Plummer stopped the clock at 24.58, just ahead of Larkin’s 24.62. Plummer and Larkin were the only two athletes under the 25-second mark.

USA’s Michael Andrew grabbed the bronze with a time of 25.30, while Josh Beaver of Australia turned in a time of 25.55 for fourth.

Junya Hasegawa finished fifth in the event with a 25.59, a slim .03 seconds ahead of Australia’s Ashley Delaney and his time of 25.62.

Syunichi Nakao took seventh with a 25.81, and Singapore’s Zheng Wen Quah was a close eighth at 25.85.

Women’s 200 Fly

Natsumi Hoshi and Zsuzsanna Jakabos of Hungary battled for first in the women’s 200-meter fly finishing only .76 seconds apart. Hoshi maintained her first place seed by stopping the clock at 2:08.13 over Jakabos’ 2:08.89. While Hoshi shaved time off her prelims time of 2:10.35, she was slightly off her 2015 world best of 2:05.56.

Haruno Itou finished third in the event with a time of 2:10.29, while Kona Fujita delivered a close fourth with a time of 2:10.66.

Fifth place went to Ayana Miwa and her time of 2:10.92, while Kate Mills of the USA took sixth with a time of 2:11.31.

USA Teammate Caitlin Levering finished seventh in the event with a final time of 2:12.43, while Aine Matsushita rounded out the top three with a time of 2:!2.58.

Men’s 200 IM

Hiromasa Fujimori finished first in the men’s 200-meter individual medley with a time of 1:59.76 and was the only athlete under the 2-minute mark. While he bettered upon his prelims time of 2:02.15, Fujimori’s best time in 2015 is a 1:58.14 that he posted at the Japan National Championships.

Keita Sunama of Japan turned in a final time of 2:00.75 to finish second in the event, bettering on his prelims time of 2:02.47. Earlier this year Sunama posted a time of 1:58.45 to tie him for nineteenth in the 2015 world rankings with Daniel Wallace of Great Britain.

Ippei Watanabe claimed the bronze with a time of 2:01.88, while Ryo Murakawa grabbed fourth with a time of 2:02.05.

Travis Mahoney of Australia was a close fifth, stopping the clock at 2:02.14, the exact time he stopped it at in prelims.

Takahiro Tutumi (2:02.33) and Hiroya Yamada (2:02.47) finished seventh and eighth respectively.

Women’s 400 Free

Katinka Hosszu of Hungary claimed gold in the women’s 400-meter free with a final time of 4:08.87. Chihiro Igarashi finished second overall with a time of 4:10.65, while Australia’s Leah Neale delivered a time of 4:11.12 for third.

Fourth went to China’s Chen Yuxi and her time of 4:13.85.

Asami Chida and Aya Takano battled for fifth, but it was Chida who got her hand to the wall first stopping the clock at 4:14.38 over Takano’s 4:14.65.

Seventh went to Wakaba Tsuyuuchi and her time of 4:15.99, while Yasuo Miyamoto settled for eighth and a time of 4:17.11.

Men’s 50 Free

Katsumi Nakamura finished first in the men’s 50-meter free posting a final time of 22.15. Nakamura’s 2015 world best currently stands as a 21.90 from the Mare Nostrum-Monte Carlo stop.

Second went to Shinri Shioura who stopped the clock at 22.40, just ahead of the USA’s Anthony Ervin who finished third with a time of 22.56. Ervin also currently sits in the top 20 of the 2015 world fastest times after posting a 22.02 at the World Championships in Kazan.

Fellow USA team member Will Copeland finished fourth in the event with a time of 22.57, while Australia’s Blake Jones and New Zealand’s Daniel Hunter battled for fifth. Jones got his hand to the wall .04 seconds ahead of Hunter to stop the clock at 22.74. Hunter finished sixth with a time of 22.78.

Australia’s Jamie Sturgeon finished seventh in the event with a time of 23.04, and eighth went to Wu Chun-Feng and his time of 23.09.

Women’s 200 Breast

Japan’s Rie Kaneto delivered a first-place finish in the women’s 200-meter breaststroke posting a finishing time of 2:23.01. Kaneto currently sits at fourth in the world rankings for 2015 after posting a time of 2:21.90 at the Japanese National Championships.

Kanako Watanabe finished second overall with a time of 2:23.43, improving upon her time of 2:26.00 from prelims. Canada’s Kierra Smith grabbed the bronze with a time of 2:24.51.

Japan’s Runa Imai was fourth in the event with a time of 2:24.69, and Australia’s Taylor McKeown took fifth with a time of 2:25.93.

Laura Sogar of the USA bettered her prelims time of 2:27.90 by posting a final time of 2:26.26.

Sae Saitou (2:27.26) and Reona Aoki (2:29.07) rounded out the top eight.

Men’s 200 Back

Mitchell Larkin of Australia succeeded in lowering his own world best time in the men’s 200 back during day two finals of the Tokyo stop of the 2015 FINA World Cup. Larkin stopped the clock at 1:53.34 bettering his 2015 world best by .24 seconds. Larkin’s previous time (1:53.58) was set at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia earlier this year.

Ryosuke Irie finished second, still a full two and a half seconds ahead of the crowd, with a time of 1:56.00. Irie was not too far off his 2015 world best of 1:54.62 which he posted earlier this year at the BHP Super Series in Australia.

Japan’s Masaki Kaneko delivered a time of 1:58.65 for third, bettering upon his prelims time of 2:02.14.

Hayate Matsubara grabbed fourth and became the only other athlete in the event to finish under the 2-minute mark by stopping the clock at 1:59.03.

Kazuki Watanabe posted a final time of 2:00.57 for fifth, while Australia’s Ashley Delaney turned in a 2:01.78 for sixth.

Yuuma Edo (2:02.78) and Zheng Wen Quah (2:03.20) of Singapore finished seventh and eighth respectively.

Women’s 50 Fly

Rikako Ikee claimed a narrow victory in the women’s 50-meter fly posting a final time of 26.17. Ikee’s time not only earned her first but ties her for twentieth in the world rankings for 2015 and lowers the World Junior mark from it’s previous 26.26 set in 2014 by Russia’s Rozaliya Nasretdinova.

Miki Uchida posted a final time of 26.23 to finish second in the event, bettering upon her prelims time of 26.85. Australia’s Jessica Hobbin rounded out the top three with a time of 26.83.

Tomoya Fukuda grabbed fourth with a time of 26.94, while fifth went to Rino Hosoda and her time of 27.30. France’s Anna Santamans was a close sixth, stopping the clock at the 27.32 mark.

Felicia Lee of the USA took seventh overall with a time of 27.41, and eighth went to Asuka Kobayashi and her 27.58.

Men’s 1500 Free

Ayatsugu Hirai and Syogo Takeda battled to the finish in the men’s 1500-meter free, stopping the clock a slim .37 seconds apart. Hirai got his hand to the wall first to claim the gold with a time of 15:16.39. Takeda was second with a time of 15:16.76.

Yousuke Miyamoto finished third in the event with a time of 15:20.69, a full five seconds ahead of the fourth-place finisher.

Youhei Takiguchi was fourth overall stopping the clock at the 15:25.71 mark, while Shingo Nakaya took fifth in the event with a time of 15:27.73.

Atsuya Yoshida claimed sixth with a time of 15:32.07, and Kouhei Yamamoto was seventh with a 15:35.00.

Taketomo Tani rounded out the top eight with a time of 15:41.70.

Women’s 400 IM

The women’s 400-meter IM proved to be one of the top races of the night with Katinka Hosszu, Miho Takahashi, and Miyu Ohtsuka each holding the lead at some point in the race. Hosszu won out in the end, stopping the clock at 4:37.26.

Takahashi finished second overall with a time of 4:38.83. Sakiko Shimizu shifted between third and second for the majority of the race before claiming the bronze with a time of 4:39.85.

Caitlin Leverenz of the USA posted a fourth-place finish with a time of 4:40.81, while Miyu Ohtsuka dropped back to fifth after leading the race for the first 150 meters. Ohtsuka stopped the clock at the 4:43.98 mark.

Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos finished sixth with a final time of 4:45.16 and Wakaba Tsuyuuchi was seventh with a close time of 4:45.81.

Emu Higuchi rounded out the top eight with a time of 4:50.17.

2015 FINA World Cup Tokyo Cup: Day 2 Finals – Results

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    John

    And the bizarre infatuation worldwide with the M 200m free continues. How is 1:47.59 “swift” at more than 5 secs. slower than the WR when Emily Seebohm gets within two tenths of the WR and is not raved about?

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