World Cup, Tokyo: Day Two Prelims

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TOKYO, Japan, October 20. THE second day of short course meter prelim racing is complete at the World Cup stop in Tokyo.

Women's 100 free
USA's Jessica Hardy raced to the top seed with a time of 53.86, while Japan's Haruka Ueda placed second in 54.08. Australia's Marieke Guehrer (54.37) and Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom (54.50) qualified third and fourth.

Japan's Yayoi Matsumoto (54.65), Tomoko Hagiwara (54.86), Hanae Ito (54.88) and Yasuko Miyamoto (55.34) rounded out the top eight.

Men's 200 free
South Africa's Darian Townsend (1:45.38) and Switzerland's Dominik Meichtry (1:45.71) finished first and second. Japan's Takeshi Matsuda (1:46.02), Australia's Kyle Richardson (1:46.31) and Japan's Syunsuke Kuzuhara (1:46.78) grabbed third through fifth.

Canada's Brian Johns (1:46.86), Japan's Yuki Kobori (1:46.93) and New Zealand's Michael Jack (1:47.68) qualified sixth through eighth.

Women's 50 breast
Sweden's Jennie Johansson cruised to the top seed in 31.09, while USA's Jessica Hardy placed second in 31.21 in what will prove to be a busy day. Japan's Nanaka Tamura (31.50), Sayuna Sugiyama (31.51) and Satomi Suzuki (31.60) placed second through fifth.

Japan's Hitomi Nose (31.62), Germany's Dorothea Brandt (31.63) and Japan's Fumiko Kawanabe (31.88) picked up the rest of the transfer spots.

Men's 100 breast
Japan's Ryo Tateishi qualified out in front with a time of 59.13, while Kosuke Kitajima (59.44) and Ryo Kobayashi (59.54) finished second and third.

Brazil's Tales Cerdeira (59.56), Japan's Naoya Tomita (59.64) and Japan's Kazuki Otsuka (59.99) also cleared 1:00 for fourth through sixth.

Japan's Ryota Nomura (1:00.04) and Russia's Grigory Falko (1:00.04) tied for seventh to make up the rest of the championship field.

Men's 100 fly
Japan's Kohei Kawamoto (51.68), Germany's Steffen Deibler (51.81) and Japan's Takeshi Matsuda (51.81) cleared 52 seconds for the top three seeds.

Sweden's Lars Frolander (52.13), Japan's Takuro Fujii (52.18), Japan's Ippei Otsuka (52.22), Japan's Ranmaru Harada (52.42) and Japan's Ryo Takayasu (52.80) also made the finale.

Women's 100 back
Japan's Shiho Sakai grabbed the top time with a 57.91 to move to fifth in the world rankings. Aya Terakawa (58.09) and Hanae Ito (58.50) qualified second and third.

Australia's Rachel Goh (58.63), Japan's Noriko Inada (58.98), USA's Natalie Coughlin (59.33), Japan's Marie Kamimura (59.38) and Japan's Sayaka Akase (59.63) completed the championship field.

Men's 50 back
Junya Koga moved to seventh in the world rankings with a 23.99 in the sprint back qualifying. USA's Peter Marshall touched second in 24.36, while Japan's Masafumi Yamaguchi (24.44), Australia's Hayden Stoeckel (24.45) and Japan's Motoaki Miyama (24.48) touched third through fifth.

Russia's Arkady Vyatchanin (24.65), Japan's Hideaki Aoki (24.77) and Japan's Takashi Iyobe (24.83) placed sixth through eighth.

Women's 200 fly
USA's Elaine Breeden touched out Japan's Yuka Kato, 2:07.77 to 2:07.83, for the top seed. China's Gong Jie (2:08.45), Japan's Natsumi (2:08.49) and Japan's Eri Oishi (2:09.86) finished second through fifth.

Japan's Natsumi Yamamoto (2:09.87), New Zealand's Charlotte Webby (2:09.97) and Japan's Miki Katsuyama (2:10.25) placed sixth through eighth.

Men's 200 IM
Austria's Markus Rogan cruised to the top seed with a 1:55.26 to move to fifth in the world rankings. Brazil's Thiago Pereira, the World Cup points leader, qualified second in 1:56.04. Japan's Daiya Seto finished third in 1:56.05.

Japan's Takuto Ueki (1:56.92), Brazil's Henrique Rodrigues (1:57.05), South Africa's Darian Townsend (1:57.38) and Japan's Ken Takakuwa (1:57.44) placed fourth through seventh. Japan's Sho Uchida and Kosuke Kitajima tied for eighth with matching 1:57.50s.

Women's 400 free
Japan's Haruka Ueda eased into the top time with a 4:06.92, well ahead of Japan's Sakiko Nakamura's second-seeded 4:10.95. Japan's Asami Chida (4:11.30) and Yumi Kida (4:11.57) finished third and fourth.

Japan's Atsuyo Yoshida (4:12.26), Misato Iwanaga (4:12.53), Ayako Kataoka (4:13.69) and Misaki Kimura (4:13.88) grabbed fifth through eighth.

Men's 50 free
South Africa's Roland Schoeman led the way with a 21.77, while Australia's Kyle Richardson (21.82) and Sweden's Stefan Nystrand (21.89) placed second and third.

Germany's Steffen Deibler (21.90), South Africa's Graeme Moore (21.97), Japan's Kenta Ito (22.06), Russia's Sergey Fesikov (22.08) and Japan's Makoto Ito (22.17) made up the rest of the finale.

Women's 200 breast
An All-Japan finale is in store in the event. Rie Kaneto (2:22.63), Saya Fujimoto (2:23.92), Ayumi Koshiyama (2:24.83) and Nanaka Tamura (2:25.08) took the top four spots.

Mio Motegi (2:25.21), Fumiko Kawanabe (2:25.33), Satomi Suzuki (2:26.52) and Satori Hosokoshi (2:26.62) picked up the rest of the lanes in the championship heat.

Women's 100 IM
Tomoko Hagiwara hit the wall in 1:00.63 to improve to sixth in the world rankings. Asami Kitagawa (1:01.01) and The Netherland's Hinkelien Schreuder (1:01.18) finished second and third, while USA's Julia Smit (1:01.22), Natalie Coughlin (1:02.03) and Japan's Miho Teramura (1:02.03) made up the rest of the top six.

Japan's Emu Higuchi (1:02.08) and Emi Takabatake (1:02.20) also reached the championship heat.

Men's 200 back
Ryosuke Irie became just one of four men under 1:53 this season with a top time of 1:52.82. Arkady Vyatchanin (1:51.92), Markus Rogan (1:52.15) and Ashley Delaney (1:52.25) are the only men to have gone faster. Kazuki Watanabe qualified second in a distant 1:55.03, while Yuki Shirai (1:55.63) and Kosuke Hagino (1:56.14) placed third and fourth.

Vyatchanin (1:56.22), Hayate Matubara (1:56.49), South Africa's George Du Rand (1:56.87) and Rogan (1:57.08) also grabbed finale spots.

Women's 50 fly
Sweden's Therese Alshammar, the women's World Cup points leader, topped qualifying in 25.82. Japan's Yuka Kato (26.27), Australia's Marieke Guehrer (26.42), The Netherlands' Hinkelien Schreuder (26.53) and Brazil's Gabriella Silva (26.71) rounded out the top five.

Japan's Masako Kuroki (26.77), Kaho Nagai (26.97) and Rino Hosoda (27.05) completed the championship field.

Day Two Prelims Results

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