Pan Pacific Championships, Results: Ryosuke Irie Clips Matt Grevers for 100 Back Title

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GOLD COAST, Australia, August 21. IN a bit of an upset following Matt Grevers’ Australian All-Comers and Pan Pacific record of 52.91 during prelims this morning, Japan’s Ryosuke Irie managed to touch out the giant, 53.02 to 53.09 this evening in the 100 back at the Pan Pacific Championships.  Irie has been much faster this year with a second-ranked 52.57 from Japanese Nationals, but did not need that speed to hold off a hard-charging Grevers.

USA’s Ryan Murphy closed out the podium with a third-place time of 53.27, while Australia’s Mitch Larkin took fourth in 53.28.

Australia’s Ben Treffers (53.84), Japan’s Junya Koga (54.02), Brazil’s Thiago Pereira (54.38) and Brazil’s Guilhermo Guido (54.53) finished fifth through eighth to close out the finale field.

A Finals Results

  1 IRIE, RYOSUKE    24 JAPAN               53.29      53.02.  940  
    r:+0.52  25.69        53.02 (27.33)
  2 GREVERS, MATT    29 UNITED STATES       52.91      53.09.  936  
    r:+0.69  26.00        53.09 (27.09)
  3 MURPHY, RYAN     19 UNITED STATES       53.24      53.27.  926  
    r:+0.54  25.70        53.27 (27.57)
  4 LARKIN, MITCHEL  21 AUSTRALIA           53.49      53.28.  926  
    r:+0.51  25.99        53.28 (27.29)
  5 TREFFERS, BEN    23 AUSTRALIA           54.34      53.84   897  
    r:+0.57  26.16        53.84 (27.68)
  6 KOGA, JUNYA      27 JAPAN               54.30      54.02   888  
    r:+0.53  26.06        54.02 (27.96)
  7 PEREIRA, THIAGO  28 BRAZIL              54.43      54.38   871  
    r:+0.59  26.52        54.38 (27.86)
  8 GUIDO, GUILHERM  27 BRAZIL              54.50      54.53   864  
    r:+0.60  26.30        54.53 (28.23)

USA’s David Plummer took home the B final win in 53.19.  That’s just off his fifth-ranked 53.12 from U.S. Nationals.  Australia’s Josh Beaver took second in 54.05, while New Zealand’s Corey Main placed third in 54.70.

Brazil’s Fabio Santi (55.08), Canada’s Russell Wood (55.12), Japan’s Hayate Matsubara (55.57), South Africa’s Richard Ellis (55.68) and Venezuela’s Albert Subirats (55.83) also put up times in the consolation heat.

B Final Results

  9 PLUMMER, DAVID   28 UNITED STATES       53.82      53.19.  931  
    r:+0.66  25.68        53.19 (27.51)
 10 BEAVER, JOSH     21 AUSTRALIA           54.40      54.05   887  
    r:+0.56  26.36        54.05 (27.69)
 11 MAIN, COREY      19 NEW ZEALAND         55.36      54.70   856  
    r:+0.59  26.72        54.70 (27.98)
 12 SANTI, FABIO     25 BRAZIL              55.16      55.08   838  
    r:+0.62  27.03        55.08 (28.05)
 13 WOOD, RUSSELL    20 CANADA              55.15      55.12   836  
    r:+0.57  26.78        55.12 (28.34)
 14 MATSUBARA, HAYA  22 JAPAN               55.82      55.57   816  
    r:+0.50  27.14        55.57 (28.43)
 15 ELLIS, RICHARD   26 SOUTH AFRICA        55.59      55.68   811  
    r:+0.68  26.89        55.68 (28.79)
 16 SUBIRATS, ALBER  27 VENEZUELA           55.95      55.83   805  
    r:+0.69  26.55        55.83 (29.28)

 

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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