2016 FINA World Cup Hong Kong: Day 1 Finals Recap

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Men’s 100 Freestyle

The top three finishers were back to back tonight. Japan’s Shinri Shioura hit the wall first in 47.17. New Zealand’s Daniel Hunter then out touched Belgium’s Pieter Timmers 47.30 to 47.32 for second.

Kenneth King Him To (47.88) was another half second back. Germany’s Philip Heintz (48.22), Hong Kong’s Kin Tat Kent Cheung (49.11), Austria’s Sebastian Steffan (49.93) and Singapore’s Jonathan Eu Jin Tan (51.43) completed the top eight.

Women’s 200 Freestyle

Katinka Hosszu entered familiar territory atop the podium, after posting a 1:53.98. Fellow Hungarian Zsuzsanna Jalabos tied with Australian Madeline Groves in 1:55.17

With a 1:57.11 China’s Yue Wu was fourth. Russia’s Daria Ustinova (1:58.07), Hungary’s Evelin Verraszto (1:58.65) and American Sierra Schmidy (1:59.85) also cleared two minutes. Jie Dong of China wrapped up the heat in 2:00.1.

Men’s 50 Breaststroke

Brazilian Felipe Lima was first to the wall in a 26.32. Vladimir Morozov stopped the clock in 26.55 to take second for Russia. In third was South African Roland Schoeman with a 26.73. American Michael Andrew posted a 26.84 for fourth and Japan’s Yashuri Koseki (26.96)  was also under 27 seconds.

Finland’s Ari-Pekka Liujjonen (27.33), Taipei’s Chun-Feng Wu (27.37), and Syria’s Azad Al Barazi (27.47) were fifth through eighth.

Women’s 100 Breaststroke

The consistent trio of World Cup 100 breaststrokers was back again today. Alia Atikinson put togethere a dominant performance, clocking a 1:02.68. A second behind the Jamaican was Russian was Yulia Efimova (1:03.64) and an additional half second behind was American Breeja Larson (1:04.15). Also in the red, white, and blue was Molly Hannis (1:04.24O in fourth.

Iceland’s Hrafnildur Lithersdottir (1:06.62) finished fifth.

The USA’s Zoe Elizabeth Bartel (1:07.57), Canadian Rachel Nicol (1:07.77) and Japan’s Kanako Watanabe (1:09.55) touched sixth, seventh, and eighth,

Women’s 100 Butterfly

Kelsi Worrell impressed in the 100 butterfly. The American came into the wall in 55.49, over a half second before Katinka Hosszu (56.20). Denmark’s Jeanette Orresen (56.25) finished third.

In her second swim of the night, Madeline Groves placed fourth in 57.91.

Hong Kong’s Kin Lok Chan (58.07) and Hang Yu Sze (58.70) were fifth and eighth. Between the duo were Canadian Katerina Savard (58.09) and American Eva Merrell (58.18).

Men’s 100 Backstroke

Russia’s Stanislav Donetc was just faster than Australia’s Mitch Larkin as the two touched in 50.46 and 50.58. Belarus’ Pavel Sankovich (50.96) rounded out the top three.

Spain’s Miguel Ortiz-Canavate was fourth in 51.69. China’s Peng Wang (52.62), Columbia’s Omar Pinzon Garcia (52.94), France’s Maxence Orange (53.23), and American Clark Gregory Beach (54.43) also swam in the final.

Women’s 50 Backstroke

Hosszu sprinted to gold in 26.40, faster than Australian Emily Seebohm in 26.68. Ukraine’s Daryna Zevina (27.08) earned bronze.

American duo Lucie Nordmann (27.21) and Kelsi Worrell (27.29) were fourth and fifth.

Canda’s Danielle Hangus finished sixth in 27.46, ahead of Hong Kong’s Toto Kwan To Wong (27.78) and Yin Yang Claudia Lau (27.95).

Men’s 200 Butterfly

Chad le Clos ran away with the 200 butterfly. The South African touched in 1:49.95. Nearly three seconds behind was Daiya Seto (1:52.38). Another two seconds behind him was Japanese teammate Masato Sakai (1:54.95).

Taipei’s Yi-Lin Tsai (1:57.98) and American Alex Wang Liang (1:58.39) also cleared two minutes.

Canada’s Nicolaas Dane Dekker (2:01.37) was sixth and Hong Kong’s Chun Leung Johnny Lau (2:02.33) and Tin Long Ho (2:05.63) rounded out the top eight.

Women’s 200 IM

Hosszu dominated another event, this time with a 2:05.39, faster than Efimova’s 2:07.07 or her own teammate Jakobos’ 2:07.86.

American Brooke Forde posted a 2:09.05 for fourth. Austria’s Lisa Zaiser (2:10.86) finished ahead of Canadians Sarah Darcel and Danielle Hanus who tied for sixth in 2:12.69. The USA’s Zoe Elizabeth Bartel was eighth (2:14.67).

Men’s 400 Freestyle

It was a tight battle in the 400 free as Ukraine’s Mykhallo Romanchuk and Hungary’s Peter Bernek finished in 3:40.18 and 3:40.45. Great Britain’s James Guy was third in 3:42.89.

Germany’s Poul Zellmann (3:45.30) and American Andrew Joseph Abruzzo (3:49.79) were also under 3:50.

Canada’s Jeremy Bagshaw (3:50.24), American Clark Gregory Beach (3:52.18) and Hong Kong’s Xian Hao Jonathan Liao (3:55.46) touched sixth through eighth.

Women’s 50 Freestyle

With a 23.95, Ottesen again landed on the podium. Canadian Michelle Williams sprinted to a 24.38 and Australian Emily Seebohm touched in 24.54, ahead of American duo Kelsi Worrell (24.58) and Anya Goeders (24.70).

Russia’s Daria Ustinova out touched China’s Xintong Lin 24.85 to 24.86. Finland’s Hanna-Maria Seppala (25.20) was eighth.

Men’s 200 Breaststroke

Germany’s Marco Koch won the 200 breaststroke by two seconds with his 2:02.31. Ippel Watanabe of Japan swam a 2:04.41 for second and American Josh Prenot claimed third in 2:05.45. Watanabe’s teammate Yasuhiro Koseki followed in 2:06.33.

Germany’s Philip Heintz (2:07.41), USA’s BJ Johnson (2:07.57), Syria’s Azad Al Barazi (2:13.55) and Hong Kong’s Hin Ho Boris Yang (2:16.94) also swam in tonight’s final.

Men’s 100 IM

Vladimir Morozov finished just .03 shy of his own world record with a 50.33. That time put him well ahead of the field. Daiya Seto of Japan was a 52.97 for second and Belarus’ Pavel Sankovich (53.29) was third.

Mitch Larkin of Australia (53.33) and Michael Andrew of the USA (53.52) were fourth and fifth.

Columbia’s Omar Pinzon Garcia (54.94), Austria’s Sebastian Steffan (55.48), and Hong Kong’s Ho Lun Raymond Mak (55.56) finished sixth, seventh, and eighth.

Women’s 200 Backstroke

Hosszu got pushed a bit more for her 200 backstroke gold, as she touched in 2:02.28 with Seebohm on her toes in 2:02.91. Zevina registered a 2:03.87 for third. Merrell clocked a 2:05.93 for fourth. Canada’s Hilary Caldwell was fifth in 2:06.43

Young Americans Regan Smith (2:06.46) and Lucie Nordmann (2:08.51) were sixth and eighth. Between them was China’s Yixin Wu in 2:08.30.

Men’s 50 Butterfly

Le Clos secured 50 butterfly gold in 22.31. Fellow South African Roland Schoeman (22.79) and Britain’s Benjamin Proud (22.98) were also under the 23 second mark.

Kenneth King Him To (23.15) was fourth and China’s Peng Wang (23.21) fifth.

Japan’s Shinri Shioura (23.22), Belarus’ Pavel Sankovich (23.45) and American Michael Andrew (23.85) completed the heat.

Women’s 800 Freestyle

Hosszu took home 800 free gold in 8:21.09. China’s Jie Dong was on her tail in 8:22.54. American Sierra Schmidt was also just behind in 8:23.19.

China’s Junjun Guo (8:26.95) and Hungary’s Jakabos (8:34.49) were fourth and fifth. Joy Fields of the USA (8:34.79), Canadian Olivia Anderson (8:35.18), and New Zealand’s Emma Robinson (8:36.28) completed the top eight.

Men’s 400 IM

Seto clocked a winning 4:04.11, faster than Hungary’s Peter Bernek in 4:06.79. Prenot was just faster than Hungary’s Gergely Gyurta as the two touched in 4:06.23 and 4:06.98.

German Kock swam a fifth placed 4:10.43. Japan’s Ippei Watanabe (4:11.40), Columbia’s Pinzon Garcia (4:16.54), and American Sean Grieshop (4:16.70) completed the top eight.

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