2015 FINA World Cup Dubai: Day 2 Finals Live Recap

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

Women’s 100 free

Australia’s Melanie Wright powered her way to victory in the women’s 100 free with a top time of 53.79.  That swim isn’t far off her seventh-ranked season best of 53.50 from Australian Nationals.

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu picked up her fifth medal including third silver with a second-place time of 53.81 to move into a ninth-ranked tie with Simone Manuel and Siobhan Marie O’Connor in the event this year.

Italy’s Federica Pellegrini wound up taking third overall in 55.15, while Great Britain’s Harriet Cooper tied USA’s Felicia Lee for fourth with matching 55.19s.

Luxembourg’s Julie Meynen (55.54), Czech’s Anna Kolarova (56.02) and China’s Tang Yi (56.23) also competed in the heat.

Men’s 200 free

Great Britain’s James Guy, the top-ranked swimmer in the world with a 1:45.14 from Worlds to his credit, threw down a winning time of 1:46.60 tonight.

Guy needed every bit of that time to win as Serbia’s Velimir Stjepanovic finished just behind him with a second-place effort of 1:46.63 to move to 15th in the world rankings.

France’s Jeremy Stravius finished third overall in 1:47.10 with compatriot Yannick Agnel taking fourth in 1:47.28.

Malaysia’s Welson Sim finished fifth in 1:48.11 with Great Britain’s Robert Renwick (1:49.24), USA’s Zane Grothe (1:49.53) and Austria’s David Brandl (1:49.66) also competing in the finale.

Women’s 50 breast

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson, who scorched her 100 breast Jamaican record yesterday, won the sprint breast today with a swift 30.26. That’s a bit off her third-ranked season best of 30.11 from Worlds.

USA’s Molly Hannis collected second-place honors with a time of 30.54 to vault into sixth in the world rankings, while Australia’s Leiston Pickett took third in 30.79 to move into the top 15 in the world.

Great Britain’s Sarah Vasey (30.96), Turkey’s Viktoria Zeynep Gunes (31.39), Malaysia’s Jing En Phee (31.80), Great Britain’s Katie Matts (32.08) and South Africa’s Kaylene Corbett (33.10) finished fourth through eighth.

Men’s 100 breast

In another head-to-head battle between breaststroke behemoths, South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh came out on top of Great Britain’s Adam Peaty.

Although Peaty got the best of van der Burgh at Worlds and stunned the world with a world record 57.92 earlier this year at the British Nationals, he wound up behind van der Burgh tonight, 59.05 to 59.28.

Great Britain’s Ross Murdoch checked in third with a time of 1:00.52.

USA’s Kevin Cordes (1:00.63), Hungary’s Daniel Gyurta (1:00.72), USA’s Michael Andrew (1:00.76), Uzbekistan’s Vlad Mustafin (1:00.96) and Great Britain’s Craig Benson (1:01.02) placed fourth through eighth.

Men’s 100 fly

South Africa’s Chad le Clos claimed his second gold of the weekend with a sizzling time of 51.09 in the 100 fly.

That time fell half-a-second off his second-ranked season best of 50.56 from the World Championships in Kazan.  That’s also le Clos’ fourth medal of this meet along with two silvers.

USA’s Tom Shields took second in 51.90, while Singapore’s Zheng Wen Quah took third in 52.25.

USA’s Giles Smith (52.69), Japan’s Takuro Fujii (52.84), Serbia’s Ivan Lendjer (52.89), Argentina’s Santiago Grassi (53.12) and Japan’s Keita Sunama (54.92) closed out the rest of the heat.

Women’s 100 back

Australia’s Emily Seebohm crushed the 100 backstroke with a scorching time of 58.51.  That swim was just a bit off her amazing 58.26 from the World Championships in Kazan, and is among the top 15 swims of all time ranking in at 13th.

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu raced her way to a second-place time of 59.15, off her third-ranked season best of 58.78 also from Worlds.

Great Britain’s Harriet Cooper earned third in 1:00.95, while Ukraine’s Daryna Zevina wound up fourth in 1:01.22.

France’s Pauline Mahieu (1:01.55), Japan’s Emi Moronuki (1:01.71), Germany’s Jenny Mensing (1:02.10) and Canada’s Mackenzie Glover (1:02.39) rounded out the top eight.

Men’s 50 back

USA’s David Plummer picked up a rare victory against Australia’s Mitch Larkin during the World Cup with a 24.64 in the sprint back.

That swim pushed Plummer into a fourth-ranked tie in the world rankings with Ben Treffers.  Larkin, meanwhile, took second in 24.68 to just miss his sixth-ranked season best of 24.65 from Worlds.

Japan’s Masaki Kaneko hit the wall third in 25.36, while USA’s Michael Andrew just missed the podium with a fourth-place 25.44.

Great Britain’s Liam Tancock (25.51), South Africa’s Jacques Van Wyk (25.58), Australia’s Ashley Delaney (25.67) and Romania’s Robert Glinta (25.91) placed fifth through eighth.

Women’s 200 fly

Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos won the 200 fly tonight in a time of 2:07.77, less than a second off her 11th-ranked season best of 2:07.11 from the Chartres stop of the World Cup.

Switzerland’s Martina van Berkel took second in 2:09.50 with France’s Lara Grangeon placing third in 2:10.46.

USA’s Cassidy Bayer (2:10.83), Great Britain’s Jemma Lowe (2:11.02), Great Britain’s Aimee Willmott (2:11.19) and Switzerland’s Danielle Villars (2:12.81) finished fourth through seventh.

Japan’s Sakiko Shimizu scratched the finale.

Men’s 200 IM

Japan’s Keita Sunama captured the men’s 200-meter IM title in 2:00.72 with Luxembourg’s Raphael Stacchiotti placing second in 2:01.09.  South Africa’s Michael Meyer rounded out the podium in 2:02.39.

Australia’s Jayden Hadler (2:02.50), Great Britain’s Duncan Scott (2:02.81), Uzbekistan’s Aleksey Derlyugov (2:04.45), Singapore’s Lionel Khoo (2:06.80) and Turkey’s Erge Gezmis (2:07.65) claimed the rest of the finishes in the final.

Women’s 400 free

New Zealand’s Lauren Boyle collected the first-place paycheck in the middle distance event with a time of 4:04.26. That’s not far off her fifth-ranked season best of 4:03.88 from the Australian Nationals.

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu picked up yet another medal with a time of 4:06.97 for second, while Great Britain’s Jaz Carlin snared third in 4:07.27.

Italy’s Diletta Carli (4:11.25), Germany’s Sarah Kohler (4:11.54), Italy’s Erica Musso (4:11.97), China’s Chen Yuxi (4:12.31) and Italy’s Aurora Ponsele (4:18.07) finished fourth through eighth.

Men’s 50 free

Brazil’s Bruno Fratus crushed the men’s splash-and-dash with a time of 22.05 for the win.  That’s a half-a-second back of his fourth-ranked season best of 21.55 from Worlds.

South Africa’s Chad le Clos continued collecting podium points with a second-place 22.22.  USA’s Anthony Ervin snared third in 22.27.

South Africa’s Doug Erasmus (22.34), New Zealand’s Daniel Hunter (22.58), Italy’s Luca Leonardi (22.67), Italy’s Michele Santucci (22.90) and Italy’s Luca Dotto (22.99) closed out the rest of the heat.

Women’s 200 breast

Turkey’s Viktoria Zeynep Gunes, who took the world by storm with a world-best in this event at the World Junior Championships in 2:19.64, cruised to victory in the event tonight with a 2:22.87.

Japan’s Runa Imai (2:23.43) and Rie Kaneto (2:23.51) placed second and third in the event to round out the podium.

Denmark’s Rikke Moller Pedersen (2:24.94), USA’s Molly Hannis (2:25.26), USA’s Laura Sogar (2:28.80), Canada’s Ashley McGregor (2:31.40) and Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson (2:31.85) comprised the other finals finishes.

Men’s 200 back

Australia’s Mitch Larkin was at it again, this time blasting his world best this year that also stands at the Commonwealth and Australian records in the 200 back at the 2015 FINA World Cup Dubai.

Larkin blazed his way to a sizzling 1:53.17.  That swim broke his previous world best and record-setting time of 1:53.34 from the Tokyo stop of the World Cup. It also stands sixth all time in the event’s history.

All Time 200 Back

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Larkin accomplished the feat while basically swimming by himself as he won by nearly five seconds.  Japan’s Masaki Kaneto finished second in 1:58.06 with Great Britain’s Luke Greenbank taking third in 1:58.68.

Czech’s Roman Dmytrijev (2:00.21), South Africa’s Chad le Clos (2:00.23), Singapore’s Zheng Wen Quah (2:01.03), USA’s Michael Reilman (2:01.52) and South Africa’s Martin Binedell (2:03.26) finished fourth through eighth.

Women’s 50 fly

USA’s Felicia Lee earned another victory, this time with a 26.69 in the sprint fly.  Switzerland’s Sasha Touretski took second in 26.80 with Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson snaring third in 26.95.

Switzerland’s Svenja Stoffel (27.04), Singapore’s Ting Wen Quah (27.44), Great Britain’s Jemma Lowe (27.44), Canada’s Caroline Lemire (27.68) and Latvia’s Gabriela Nikitina (27.75) also competed.

Men’s 1500 free

Czech’s Jan Micka topped the men’s 1500 free with a time of 15:02.08, while Ukraine’s Mykhailo Romanchuk took second in 15:02.34.  Faroe Islands’ Pal Joensen touched third in 15:08.90.

Ukraine’s Sergii Frolov (15:14.77), Great Britain’s Stephen Milne (15:17.52), Hungary’s Gergo Kis (15:20.18), USA’s Logan Houck (15:23.38) and Argentina’s Martin Naidich (15:29.76) rounded out the top eight in the timed final event.

Women’s 400 IM

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu closed the door on a successful 2015 FINA World Cup title defense with a 4:33.88 to win the 400 IM.  That’s her eighth medal of the meet.

Japan’s Sakiko Shimizu finished second in 4:36.35 with USA’s Caitlin Leverenz earning third in 4:36.54.

Great Britain’s Aimee Willmott (4:38.59), Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos (4:41.76), Japan’s Runa Imai (4:44.55), Uzbekistan’s Ranokhon Amanova (4:44.63) and Great Britain’s Abbie Wood (4:47.63) took fourth through eighth.


  • 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
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