Pan Pacific Championships, Results: Daiya Seto Tops 200 Fly

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GOLD COAST, Australia, August 21.

Japan’s Daiya Seto topped the men’s 200-meter fly tonight in 1:54.92, just off his second-ranked season best of 1:54.70 from the Monte Carlo stop of the Mare Nostrum.  Brazil’s Leonardo De Deus took second in 1:55.28 to move to sixth in the world, while Tyler Clary of the U.S. placed third in 1:55.42 for eighth in the rankings.

Japan’s Masato Sakai (1:56.64), South Africa’s Michael Meyer (1:58.33), Canada’s Mack Darragh (1:58.52), Canada’s Gamal Assaad (2:02.99) and China’s Wei Haobo (2:03.22) also performed in the championship heat.

Tom Shields, ranked third in the world with a 1:55.09 from U.S. Nationals, drew a disqualification this morning.  However, with no other American than Clary competing in the 200 fly, he’s a lock for the 2015 World roster alongside Clary now.

A Final Results

  1 SETO, DAIYA      20 JAPAN             1:55.29    1:54.92   913  
    r:+0.65  25.54        54.69 (29.15)
        1:24.42 (29.73)     1:54.92 (30.50)
  2 DE DEUS, LEONAR  23 BRAZIL            1:55.33    1:55.28   905  
    r:+0.61  25.96        55.19 (29.23)
        1:24.97 (29.78)     1:55.28 (30.31)
  3 CLARY, TYLER     25 UNITED STATES     1:55.92    1:55.42   901  
    r:+0.60  26.06        55.64 (29.58)
        1:25.58 (29.94)     1:55.42 (29.84)
  4 SAKAI, MASATO    19 JAPAN             1:55.52    1:56.64   873  
    r:+0.62  25.66        55.22 (29.56)
        1:25.37 (30.15)     1:56.64 (31.27)
  5 MEYER, MICHAEL   21 SOUTH AFRICA      1:59.74    1:58.33   836  
    r:+0.68  26.87        57.20 (30.33)
        1:27.77 (30.57)     1:58.33 (30.56)
  6 DARRAGH, MACK    20 CANADA            1:58.63    1:58.52   832  
    r:+0.70  26.19        56.16 (29.97)
        1:26.79 (30.63)     1:58.52 (31.73)
  7 ASSAAD, GAMAL    19 CANADA            2:03.12    2:02.99   745  
    r:+0.61  27.22        58.14 (30.92)
        1:30.12 (31.98)     2:02.99 (32.87)
  8 WEI, HAOBO       18 CHINA             2:05.10    2:03.22   741  
    r:+0.68  27.25        58.42 (31.17)
        1:30.44 (32.02)     2:03.22 (32.78)

In a lonely B final, Japan’s Kenta Hirai dusted off Hong Kong’s David Wong, 1:58.94 to 2:06.91.

B Final Results

  1 HIRAI, KENTA           20 JAPAN               1:56.42    1:58.94
     r:+0.65     25.78          56.00 (30.22)
        1:27.58 (31.58)       1:58.94 (31.36)
  2 WONG, DAVID            25 HONG KONG           2:12.67    2:06.91
     r:+0.68     27.48          59.00 (31.52)
        1:32.59 (33.59)       2:06.91 (34.32)


3 Comments

3 comments

  1. Duncan

    Kalisz?

    • Jeff Commings

      Kalisz scratched the 200 fly to be more ready for the 400 IM, according to Bob Bowman.

      • Duncan

        Hope that means there was no illness or injury; he’ll need to be at his best to race that field.

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