Youth Olympic Games: Tang Yi, Andrii Govorov Post World-Ranked Times

SINGAPORE, August 17. TWO more world-ranked times went into the books during the third day of long course meter swimming at the Youth Olympic Games.

Finals
Women's 200 back
China's Bai Anqi backhalfed her way to victory in the distance back with a time of 2:11.46. USA's Kaitlyn Jones wound up taking second overall in 2:12.20, while Ukraine's Daryna Zevina completed the podium with a third-place 2:12.31.

France's Marie Jugnet (2:13.60), Czech Republic's Barbora Zavadova (2:14.16), Germany's Dorte Baumert (2:16.15), Poland's Klaudia Nazieblo (2:16.45) and Japan's Yukiko Watanabe (2:18.36) also swam in the finale.

Men's 100 fly
Korea's Gyucheol Chang held off South Africa's Chad le Clos, 53.13 to 53.31, for the event title. Serbia's Velimir Stjepanovic finished third overall with a time of 53.77.

Poland's Marcin Cieslak (53.78), France's Jordan Coelho (53.96), Hungary's Bence Biczo (53.99), France's Medhy Metella (54.35) and USA's Erich Peske (54.93) placed fourth through eighth.

Women's 100 free
China's Tang Yi claimed the title in 54.46 to vault into 10th in the world in the event. Meanwhile, Australia's Emma McKeon touched second in 55.37. Canada's Lauren Earp wrapped up the top three with a 56.59.

Slovakia's Katarina Listopadova (56.90), Brazil's Alessandra Marchioro (57.12), Hungary's Agnes Bucz (57.40), USA's Jordan Mattern (57.52) and Switzerland's Danielle Villars (57.72) pocketed the rest of the top eight spots.

Men's 400 free relay
Russia's Andrey Ushakov, Alexey Atsapkin, Ilya Lemaev and Anton Lobanov won the race in 3:23.91. China's Sun Bowei, Dai Jun, Wang Ximing and He Jianbin took second in 3:24.46. South Africa's Chad le Clos, Murray McDougall, Dylan Bosch and Pierre Keune placed third in 3:24.66.

Australia (3:25.51), USA (3:25.56), France (3:25.63), Singapore (3:27.46) and Canada (3:28.68) comprised the rest of the championship finale.

Semifinals
Women's 50 fly
Italy's Elena di Liddo topped qualifying with a time of 26.88, while China's Liu Lan finished second in 27.15. Sweden's Lovissa Eriksson (27.27) and France's Anna Santamans (27.51) claimed third and fourth.

Great Britain's Rachael Kelly (27.67), Slovenia's Katja Hajdinjak (27.76), Slovakia's Katarina Listopadova (27.79) and Canada's Lindsay Delmar (28.02) rounded out the championship field.

Men's 50 free
Ukraine's Andrii Govorov cruised to the top seed in the splash-and-dash with a time of 22.27 to move into 25th in the world. Australia's Kenneth To took a distant second in 22.70, while Spain's Aitor Martinez earned third in 22.92.

China's He Jianbin (23.09), Croatia's Ivan Levaj (23.09), Hong Kong's Ching Tat Lum (23.14), Venezuela's Cristian Quintero (23.25) and Germany's Kevin Leithold (23.35) also earned spots in the finale.

Women's 100 breast
Canada's Rachel Nicol led a trio of swimmers in the 1:09s with a 1:09.22. Australia's Emily Selig qualified second in 1:09.84, while Canada's Tera van Beilen earned the third seed with a 1:09.93.

Greece's Maria Georgia Michalaka (1:10.55), Japan's Maya Hamano (1:10.91), Lithuania's Urte Kazakeviciute (1:11.63), Finland's Noora Laukkanen (1:11.75) and Italy's Martina Carraro (1:11.76) claimed the other transfer spots for the final.

Men's 50 back
Trinidad and Tobago's Christian Homer clocked a 26.31 for the top seed, while Singapore's Rainer Kai Wee Ng qualified second in 26.37. Ukraine's Andrii Kovbasa touched third in 26.48, while Kuwait's Abdullah Altuwaini tied Portugal's Santos Manacas da Silva for fourth with matching 26.62s.

Australia's Max Ackermann (26.63), Poland's Mateusz Wysoczynski (26.80) and Brazil's Pedro Antonio Costa (27.04) earned sixth through eighth.

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