2015 FINA World Cup Beijing: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

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Everything you need to follow along with finals live during the 2015 FINA World Cup Beijing. Hit refresh for the latest coverage.

Women’s 100 free

Cate Campbell touched out sister Bronte Campbell, 52.96 to 52.98, for the gold medal in the women’s 100-meter free after winning the 50 free yesterday.

Those times are not far off Bronte (52.52) and Cate’s (52.69) top ranked and second-ranked times in the world this year.

USA’s Missy Franklin collected a third-place time of 54.39 in the finale, while China’s Tang Yuting just missed the podium with a 54.60.

China’s Fang Yi (55.30), USA’s Madison Kennedy (55.36), China’s Han Tingru (55.52) and Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu (55.61) closed out the finale.

Men’s 200 free

Australia’s Dan Smith collected his third straight win in the 200 free on the FINA World Cup circuit with a 1:46.70 in Beijing tonight. That’s just off his 13th-ranked season best of 1:46.50 from the Chartres stop of the meet this year.

He’s the first swimmer to win the 200 free in three straight World Cup meets since Thomas Fraser-Holmes did it in 2013-14.

China’s Zhang Jie placed second in 1:49.64 with Australia’s Jacob Hansford earning third in 1:49.65.

Austria’s David Brandl (1:49.80), China’s Cao Jiwen (1:49.92), China’s Zhao Yifan (1:50.57), Australia’s Kazmir Boscovic (1:51.65) and China’s Bian Shaoqing (1:51.84) rounded out the top eight.

Women’s 50 breast

Alia Atkinson won her sixth gold medal of the FINA World Cup so far with a victory in the 50 breast in 30.65.

That swim gives her 13 gold medals in the 50 breast all time, including 11 of her last 12 appearances.  The only time she has lost this recently came against Ruta Meilutyte in Tokyo in 2014.

China’s Zhang Jiaying placed second in 31.69 with Shi Jinglin earning third in 32.46.

Russia’s Vitalina Simonova (32.46), China’s He Yun (32.62), Liu Siwen (32.75), France’s Laurine Delhomme (33.67) and China’s Xu Chuhan (34.49) also competed in the finale.

Men’s 100 breast

South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh, the overall men’s points leader so far this year, blasted the men’s 100-meter breast with a 59.76 to win the finale.

Van der Burgh remained unbeaten in the 50 and 100 breast this year with the win, taking his eighth gold medal of the World Cup so far this year.  The most golds he’s ever previously won during a World Cup circuit is 10 in 2008, and van der Burgh is certainly on pace to break that this year.

China’s Yan Zibei placed second in 1:00.57 with Australia’s Tommy Sucipto earning third in 1:01.16.

China’s Zhang Zhihao (1:01.57), China’s Shi Weijia (1:01.92), Japan’s Akihiro Yamaguchi (1:02.05), USA’s Sean Mahoney (1:03.73) and Hong Kong’s Ronald Tsui (1:04.20) finished fourth through eighth.

Men’s 100 fly

Japan’s Masato Sakai topped the men’s 100-meter fly finale in a time of 53.52, just clipping Viacheslav Prudnikov, who took second in 53.54.

With the win, Sakai became the fourth different winner of the 100 fly on the World Cup tour so far this year.  That’s the first time since 2004 that there have been different winners in the 100 fly in the first four stops.

Australia’s Nic Brown finished third overall in 53.76 with Russia’s Aleksandr Kudashev taking fourth in 53.84.

China’s Cui Jun Ming (54.45), China’s Zhao Wianjian (55.02), Colombia’s Omar Pinzon (55.31) and Russia’s Semen Makovich (55.47) also put up times in the finale.

Women’s 100 back

Australia’s Emily Seebohm demolished the field in the women’s 100-meter back with a blistering time of 58.59.  That effort finished just half-a-second back of her top-ranked time of 58.26 from Worlds, and is better than Madison Wilson’s second-ranked time of 58.75 this year.

That’s Seebohm’s fourth straight win in the event on this tour, and her seventh gold overall this year.

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu finished second in 1:00.26 with China’s Chen Jie earning third in 1:00.48.

USA’s Missy Franklin (1:00.61), Australia’s Holly Barratt (1:02.15), Colombia’s Carolina Colorado (1:02.5), Australia’s Hayley Abood (1:02.57) and Hong Kong’s Claudia Lau (1:02.58) finished fourth through eighth.

Men’s 50 back

China’s Xu Jiayu cranks out a swift 24.65 to win the men’s 50-meter back and vault himself up to a fifth-ranked tie in the world rankings with Mitch Larkin’s time from Worlds.

That’s Xu’s second straight win in this event in Beijing after winning the sprint backstroke here in China last year as well.  He is the second man from China to win multiple golds in this event after Cao Xuewei did so with wins in Shanghai in 2001 and 2002 as well as Rio de Janeiro in 2003 and 2004.

Australia’s Ashley Delaney took second in 25.27 with Japan’s Yuki Shirai earning third in 25.86.

Great Britain’s Marco Loughran (25.99), China’s Jin Yan (26.37), France’s Oleg Garasymovytch (26.62), France’s Hans Roch (27.13) and Singapore’s Zach Ong (27.29) also swam in the finale.

Women’s 200 fly

Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos took home the gold in the women’s 200-meter fly with a time of 2:09.90.

That’s her first gold of the FINA World Cup so far, even though she’d already won 12 different medals so far.  That’s her first win in the series since topping the 100 IM at the 2012 Singapore stop.

China’s Liu Zige took second in 2:12.68 with Hong Kong’s Hang Yu Sze taking third in 2:15.25.

Hong Kong’s Kin Lok Chan (2:17.72), China’s Meng Ying (2:21.60), China’s Liu Chang (2:26.35) and China’s Ma Tianyu (2:32.57) comprised the rest of the top eight.

Men’s 200 IM

Hungary’s David Verraszto completed the medley double for the first time in his career as he won the 200-meter IM in 2:01.72.

Along with his 400 IM win last night, that’s the first time he’s won both since competing on the tour.

Australia’s Tomas Elliot (2:02.07) and Kazimir Boskovic (2:02.14) finished second and third to round out the podium.

Russia’s Semen Makovich (2:04.30), Japan’s Ippei Watanabe (2:04.67), China’s Ling Huanan (2:05.78), China’s Zhang Jinge (2:09.52) and China’s Zhang Zhihao (2:10.90) also competed in the finale.

Women’s 400 free

China’s Guo Junjun raced her way to the women’s 400-meter free title as part of a Chinese 1-2 in the event.

Guo won in 4:08.46, while Shao Yiwen placed second in 4:10.22.  Katinka Hosszu ended up taking third overall in 4:10.22.

That’s Guo’s first gold medal ever at the FINA World Cup, and just her second medal overall after a bronze in the 200-meter free at the 2012 Moscow stop.

China’s Fang Yi (4:13.40), China’s Chen Yuxi (4:17.65), Austria’s Lisa Zaiser (4:22.67), China’s Cao Chunliu (4:32.85) and China’s Chen Xuetong (4:36.63) finished fourth through eighth.

Men’s 50 free

Japan’s Katsumi Nakamura swept the sprint freestyle events with a 22.27 in the men’s 50-meter free.

That’s Nakamura’s second straight sprint free sweep after also winning the 50-100 free double in Hong Kong.  He is the first man to claim both events in back-to-back meets since Chad le Clos did so in three straight in 2014 in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Beijing.

China’s Ban Bao finished second in 22.56 with Australia’s Te Haumi Maxwell taking third in 22.72.

China’s Li Zhuhao (22.85), Yu Hexin (22.88), Shi Yang (22.90) and Qiu Yinghua (23.12) finished fourth through seventh, while Switzerland’s Erik van Dooren took eighth in 23.16.

Women’s 200 breast

China’s Zhang Xinyu upset Russia’s Vitalina Simonova in the women’s 200-meter breast, 2:27.17 to 2:27.22.

Simonova had previously won the first three 200 breast finales this year on the FINA World Cup tour, but could not squeeze out a victory against Zhang.

Zhang is the first swimmer from China to win this event since Fan Rong did so in Dubai in 2011.

China’s Sun Minjie placed third in 2:30.69 with Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson earning fourth in 2:32.96.

China’s He Yun (2:34.10), Austria’s Lisa Zaiser (2:34.17) and China’s Xu Chuhan (2:34.17) finished fifth through seventh, while Singapore’s Christie Chue was a late scratch.

Men’s 200 back

Japan’s Yuki Shirai won his ninth career gold medal in the men’s 200-meter back with a time of 1:57.98.  He’s behind only Randall Bal (14) and Arkady Vyatchanin (10) for the most 200 back golds on the Tour since 2000.

Australia’s Ashley Delaney placed second in 1:58.86 with China’s Wang Shun earning third in 1:59.50.

China’s Yan Jin (2:01.09), Colombia’s Omar Pinzon (2:02.57) and France’s Oleg Garasymovytch (2:04.16) placed fourth through sixth.

China’s Wang Xinqi and Zhou Yibing were both late scratches.

Women’s 50 fly

Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen turned in a 25.81 to win the women’s 50-meter fly for her fifth gold medal of the 2015 FINA World Cup circuit. Ottesen is looking to clear her previous career best of seven golds from 2013.

China’s Lu Ying placed second in 25.99 with China’s Qiu Yuhan wound up third in 26.13.

Australia’s Holly Barratt (26.40), China’s Zhang Yufei (26.61), China’s Zhu Menghui (27.22), Hong Kong’s Hang Yu Sze (27.50) and Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson (27.59) placed fourth through eighth.

Men’s 1500 free

Japan’s Masato Sakai won his third gold medal of the meet with a 15:29.46 to top the men’s 1500-meter free tonight.  That’s his fifth gold medal in six days of FINA World Cup competition so far this year.

Austria’s David Brandl placed second in 15:44.08 with China’s Wang Yizhe earning third in 15:44.90.

China’s Ling Huanan (16:02.83), Hungary’s David Verraszto (16:19.25), China’s Gao Weihong (16:44.25), Colombia’s Omar Pinzon (16:51.00), China’s Zhou Yi (16:58.59) and China’s Ju Tianyu (17:21.07) also competed in the event.

Women’s 400 IM

Katinka Hosszu claimed just her second gold medal of the meet with a 4:39.49 in the women’s 400-meter IM.  Hosszu, who typically has at least five golds in a stop, struggled here in Beijing with a bit more added competition from the Australians.

Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos placed second in 4:46.46 with Japan’s Rika Omoto taking third in 4:49.74.

Russia’s Vitalina Simonova (5:04.88), China’s Qiao Qiao (5:05.51), Bao Ying (5:21.44), Zhao Ying (5:26.979) and Zou Xinyi (5:31.59) closed out the finale.


  • Women’s 100 free
  • Men’s 200 free
  • Women’s 50 breast
  • Men’s 100 breast
  • Men’s 100 fly
  • Women’s 100 back
  • Men’s 50 back
  • Women’s 200 fly
  • Men’s 200 IM
  • Women’s 400 free
  • Men’s 50 free
  • Women’s 200 breast
  • Men’s 200 back
  • Women’s 50 fly
  • Men’s 1500 free
  • Women’s 400 IM