Pan Pacific Championships, Results: Thomas Fraser-Holmes Edges Kosuke Hagino for 200 Free Title

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GOLD COAST, Australia, August 21. AUSTRALIA’s Thomas Fraser-Holmes definitely defended his position as the top 200 freestyler in the world right now as he won the finale in 1:45.98 at the Pan Pacific Championships. That’s not quite his world-leading 1:45.08 from the Commonwealth Games, but it was more than enough to win the title tonight.

Japan’s Kosuke Hagino, one of the most well-rounded swimmers in the world, took second in 1:46.08. That’s off his seventh-ranked 1:45.89 from Japanese Nationals, but enough for silver.  Australia’s Cameron McEvoy snared bronze with a 1:46.36.  He’s been much faster with a third-ranked 1:45.46 from Aussie Nationals.

It was not a banner event for the Americans as Conor Dwyer (1:46.45) and defending champion Ryan Lochte (1:46.75) could not get themselves on the podium.

Brazil’s Nicolas Oliveira (1:46.98), New Zealand’s Matthew Stanley (1:47.33) and Japan’s Reo Sakata (1:47.76) also competed for the championship title.

A Final Results

  1 FRASER-HOLMES,   22 AUSTRALIA         1:46.95    1:45.98   891  
    r:+0.64  24.46        51.36 (26.90)
        1:18.82 (27.46)     1:45.98 (27.16)
  2 HAGINO, KOSUKE   20 JAPAN             1:46.60    1:46.08   888  
    r:+0.64  24.47        51.62 (27.15)
        1:18.90 (27.28)     1:46.08 (27.18)
  3 MCEVOY, CAMERON  20 AUSTRALIA         1:47.08    1:46.36   881  
    r:+0.61  24.76        51.31 (26.55)
        1:18.73 (27.42)     1:46.36 (27.63)
  4 DWYER, CONOR     25 UNITED STATES     1:46.65    1:46.45   879  
    r:+0.66  24.83        51.76 (26.93)
        1:19.12 (27.36)     1:46.45 (27.33)
  5 LOCHTE, RYAN     30 UNITED STATES     1:47.35    1:46.75   872  
    r:+0.66  24.49        51.44 (26.95)
        1:19.11 (27.67)     1:46.75 (27.64)
  6 OLIVEIRA, NICOL  27 BRAZIL            1:47.91    1:46.98   866  
    r:+0.65  24.73        51.77 (27.04)
        1:19.37 (27.60)     1:46.98 (27.61)
  7 STANLEY, MATTHE  22 NEW ZEALAND       1:48.74    1:47.33   858  
    r:+0.71  24.89        52.01 (27.12)
        1:19.63 (27.62)     1:47.33 (27.70)
  8 SAKATA, REO      18 JAPAN             1:47.74    1:47.76   848  
    r:+0.66  24.46        51.42 (26.96)
        1:19.48 (28.06)     1:47.76 (28.28)

He couldn’t quite replicate his 16th-ranked 1:46.90 from U.S. Nationals, but USA’s Matt McLean had enough in the tank to capture the B final with a time of 1:47.16.  Australia’s David McKeon touched second in the heat with a 1:47.48, while Japan’s Yuki Kobori tied Brazil’s Joao de Lucca for third with matching 1:47.98s.

New Zealand’s Dylan Dunlop-Barrett (1:49.30), New Zealand’s Steve Kent (1:49.71), Canada’s Coleman Allen (1:51.30) and China’s Ma Tianchi (1:56.27) also put up times in the consolation heat.

B Final Results

  9 MCLEAN, MATT     26 UNITED STATES     1:47.91    1:47.16   862  
    r:+0.73  25.68        53.08 (27.40)
        1:19.84 (26.76)     1:47.16 (27.32)
 10 MCKEON, DAVID    22 AUSTRALIA         1:47.45    1:47.48   854  
    r:+0.70  24.95        51.95 (27.00)
        1:19.69 (27.74)     1:47.48 (27.79)
 11 KOBORI, YUKI     20 JAPAN             1:47.91    1:47.98   842  
    r:+0.67  24.93        52.22 (27.29)
        1:20.09 (27.87)     1:47.98 (27.89)
 11 DE LUCCA, JOAO   24 BRAZIL            1:48.94    1:47.98   842  
    r:+0.66  25.10        52.43 (27.33)
        1:20.51 (28.08)     1:47.98 (27.47)
 13 DUNLOP-BARRETT,  23 NEW ZEALAND       1:50.01    1:49.30   812  
    r:+0.73  25.64        53.06 (27.42)
        1:20.91 (27.85)     1:49.30 (28.39)
 14 KENT, STEVEN     26 NEW ZEALAND       1:49.00    1:49.71   803  
    r:+0.63  25.08        52.45 (27.37)
        1:20.79 (28.34)     1:49.71 (28.92)
 15 ALLEN, COLEMAN   21 CANADA            1:51.80    1:51.30   769  
    r:+0.65  25.37        53.27 (27.90)
        1:21.77 (28.50)     1:51.30 (29.53)
 16 MA, TIANCHI      17 CHINA             1:52.37    1:56.27   675  
    r:+0.75  25.99        54.99 (29.00)
        1:25.67 (30.68)     1:56.27 (30.60)

 

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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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