2016 FINA World Cup Paris: Day 1 Finals Full Recap

KAZAN, RUSSIA - AUGUST 04: Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa competes on the way to setting a new world record in a time of 26.62 in the Men's 50m Breaststroke heats on day eleven of the 16th FINA World Championships at the Kazan Arena on August 4, 2015 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
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Scheduled Events:

  • Men’s 100 Free FINAL
  • Women’s 200 Free FINAL
  • Men’s 50 Breast FINAL
  • Women’s 100 Breast FINAL
  • Women’s 100 Fly FINAL
  • Men’s 100 Back FINAL
  • Women’s 50 Back FINAL
  • Men’s 200 Fly FINAL
  • Women’s 200 IM FINAL
  • Men’s 400 Free FINAL
  • Women’s 50 Free FINAL
  • Men’s 200 Breast FINAL
  • Men’s 100 IM FINAL
  • Women’s 200 Back FINAL
  • Men’s 50 Fly FINAL
  • Women’s 800 Free FINAL
  • Men’s 400 IM FINAL

Men’s 100 Free:

Vladimir Morozov maintained his spot atop the leaderboard in finals of the mens’ 100 free with a sizzling 45.57 to claim his first win of the 2016 FINA World Cup Series.

Japan’s Shinri Shioura and Ukraine’s Andrii Govorov posted times of 47.26 and 47.60 respectively for second and third.

Guo Wei of China and Jack Gerrard of Australia tied for fourth with matching 48.00’s.

Hometown favorite Clement Mignon finished a close sixth with a 48.02, followed by Great Britain’s Adam Barrett’s 48.64 and the USA’s Michael Andrew’s 49.15.

Women’s 200 Free:

Katinka Hosszu of Hungary led from wall-to-wall in finals of the women’s 200 free, turning in a final time of 1:53.34 to nab her first win of the World Cup Series.

The Australian duo of Leah Neale and Madeline Groves followed her into the wall with times of 1:54.89 and 1:55.44 respectively.

Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos picked up fourth with a close 1:55.45.

Hannah Miley of Great Britain delivered a final 1:57.16 for fifth, ahead of Shao Yiwen’s 1:57.86.

Shen Junjie of China and Daria Ustinova of Russia round out the top eight with times of 1:58.08 and 1:58.30 respectively.

Men’s 50 Breast:

World Record holder in this event, Cameron van der Burgh, cruised to the win in the men’s 50 breast with a final time of 25.98 to be the only athlete under the 26-second mark.

Kirill Prigoda of Russia picked up second with a final time of 26.16, ahead of a tight finish between Brazil’s Felipe Lima and France’s Florent Manaudou. Lima stopped the clock at a 26.46 over Manaudou’s 26.49.

Paraguay’s Renato Prono turned in a 26.93 for fifth, while Michael Andrew finished sixth with a 27.17.

Liu Yunsong (27.71) and Yuta Oshikiri (27.84) completed the top eight.

Women’s 100 Breast:

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson charged to first in the women’s 100 breast finals, tying her World Record time of 1:02.36 which she already shared with Ruta Meilutyte. 

Picking up second was Katie Meili of the USA with a final 1:03.52, while Russia’s Yulia Efimova moved up to third with her final time of 1:04.14.

Japan’s Rie Kaneto delivered a 1:05.34 for fourth, just ahead of a tight finish from Australia’s Tess Wallace (1:06.15) and the USA’s Breeja Larson (1:06.25).

Suzuki Satomi of Japan finished seventh with a 1:06.99 and the USA’s Liz Roberts posted a 1:10.05 for eighth.

Women’s 100 Fly:

Katinka Hosszu kept ahead of Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen to pick up her second win in the women’s 100 fly. The “Iron Lady” finished first with a time of 56.09 over Ottesen’s 56.54.

Australia’s Madeline Groves finished third overall with a 56.77, the only other athlete under the 57-second mark.

Belgium’s Kimberly Buys posted a 57.00 for fourth, while Hong Kong’s Chan Kin Lok grabbed fifth with a 58.75.

Germany’s Franziska Hentke (58.87). China’s Wang Siqi (59.59), and Austria’s Lisa Zaiser (1:00.59) completed the top eight finishers.

Men’s 100 Back:

Australia delivered a 1-2 punch in finals of the men’s 100 back. Bobby Hurley and Mitch Larkin held a tight race to pick up first and second respectively with times of 50.51 and 50.54.

Belarus’ Pavel Sankovich finished third overall with a 50.57, just ahead of Russia’s Stanislav Donets’ 50.93.

Brazil’s Nelson Silva Junior turned in a time of 52.89 for fifth, while Hiromasa Fujimori of Japan grabbed sixth with a 53.44.

Seventh was picked up by Thomas Avetand and his 53.59 and eighth was claimed by Michael Andrew’s 55.78.

Women’s 50 Back:

Emily Seebohm topped the competition in finals of the women’s 50 back with a time of 26.15, getting her World Cup series started off with a solid win.

Ukraine’s Daryna Zevina outlasted Katinka Hosszu of Hungary for second. Zevina posted a 26.43 ahead of Hosszu’s 26.47.

Holly Barratt of Australia picked up fourth with a time of 26.73.

The Netherlands’ Kira Toussaint and Russia’s Daria Ustinova finished close together with times of 27.02 and 27.14 respectively.

The French duo of Mathilde Cini (27.53) and Pauline Mahieu (28.39) completed the top eight.

Men’s 200 Fly:

Chad le Clos, the SCM World Record holder in this event, picked up his first win of the series with a final 1:51.25 in an incomplete 200 fly finals heat.

Germany’s Philip Heintz tried to challenge le Clos, delivering a sizzling 28.90 split on the third 50 compared to le Clos’ 29.13, but was unable to bridge the gap. Heintz finished with a time of 1:51.84 for second.

Nic Brown of Australia delivered a time of 1:54.69 for third, ahead of China’s Hao Yun’s 1:55.78.

Great Britain’s James Guy finished out the heat with a fifth place finish of 1:59.66.

Women’s 200 IM:

The “Iron Lady” of Hungary, Katinka Hosszu, grabbed her third win of the day in one of her World Record events. Hosszu posted a time of 2:06.64 to grab the win, but not without a challenge from Alia Atkinson. Atkinson delivered a monster breaststroke split of 34.91 compared to Hosszu’s 37.03 to clear the gap Hosszu had built with her backstroke leg. Atkinson finished second overall with a time of 2:07.89.

Japan’s Miho Takahashi grabbed third with a 2:08.22, followed closely by Austria’s Lisa Zaiser and her time of 2:08.57.

Hannah Miley of Great Britain and Zsuzsanna Jakabos of Hungary delivered almost matching times to finish fifth and sixth respectively. Miley posted a 2:09.51 over Jakabos’ 2:09.53.

France’s Alice Aubry (2:17.85) and Joana Desbordes (2:19.44) rounded out the top eight finishers.

Men’s 400 Free:

Jordan Pothain of France posted his first win of the series in the men’s 400 free, stopping the clock at a final time of 3:40.56. Pothain grabbed the lead in the first 50-meters and never looked back, despite a surge from Great Britain’s James Guy in the back half of the race.

Guy finished second overall with a 3:42.46, unable to bridge the gap that Pothain had built in the earlier parts of the race.

Picking up third was Bobby Hurley of Australia with a final time of 3:43.92, while the Czech Republic’s Jan Micka finished fourth overall with a 3:45.61.

Germany’s Poul Zellmann was fifth with a time of 3:47.93, while Austria’s David Brandl picked up sixth with a 3:49.42.

Chen Chaoqi of China grabbed seventh with a time of 3:51.43.

Women’s 50 Free:

Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen blasted ahead of the competition in the women’s 50 free final, posting the only sub-24 second swim. Although not the first off the block, Ottesen posted a sizzling 23.72 to finish first overall.

Anna Santamans of France was quick off the block but unable to keep with Ottesen’s sprint speed, settling with second and a 24.43.

Santamans was followed by a close tie between the USA’s Katie Meili and Australia’s Madeline Groves. The two delivered matching times of 24.49 to share third place.

Katinka Hosszu finished fifth overall with a 24.51, just ahead of fellow Hungarian Zsuzsanna Jakabos’ 24.73.

Lena Bousquin picked up seventh with a 25.13, while Australia’s Tessa Wallace was eighth with a 25.49.

Men’s 200 Breast:

South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh and Russia’s Kirill Prigoda kept a tight race throughout much of the 200 breast final, but a strong middle 100-meters from van der Burgh built some distance that Prigoda just could not overcome. van der Burgh finished first with a time of 2:05.12 over Prigoda’s 2:05.86.

Austria’s Johannes Dietrich picked up third with a final time of 2:07.23, just ahead of Australia’s Lennard Bremer and his time of 2:07.42.

Liu Yunsong of China grabbed fifth with a 2:08.03, followed closely by Japan’s Yuta Ohikiri’s 2:08.06.

Hong Kong’s Kwok Ka Fai finished seventh with a 2:14.24, while Germany’s Marco Koch was a “no-show” for the event.

Men’s 100 IM:

Vladimir Morozov of Russia continued building upon his success of day one with a new World Record in finals of the men’s 100 IM. Morozov, who had a stressful month or so before the start of the Olympics as he appealed his ban by FINA, appears to have rebounded successfully with his second win of the Paris stop.

Morozov stopped the clock at a 50.60 to edge past Markus Diebler’s 2014 World Record of 50.66.

Germany’s Philip Heintz took second with a 51.87, followed closely by Japan’s Hiromasa Fujimori’s 51.97.

Mitch Larkin of Australia finished fourth overall with a 53.39, just ahead of fellow Aussie Jack Gerrard’s 53.72.

Great Britain’s Tristan Slater picked up sixth place with a time of 54.37, while Michael Andrew of the USA was seventh with a 55.06.

Austria’s Sebastian Steffan rounded out the top eight with a 55.26.

Women’s 200 Back:

Daryna Zevina of the Ukraine delivered a powerful back half to her 200 back final to set a new World Cup record and flirt with the existing World Record. Zevina stopped the clock at a 1:59.35 to overturn Missy Franklin’s 2011 World Cup record of 2:00.03 from the Berlin stop, while flirting with Katinka Hosszu’s 1:59.23 World Record.

Hosszu, meanwhile, finished second with a time of 2:01.80, fading on the third 50 when Zevina turned on the power.

Comparable Splits:

Hosszu, WR (2014): 28.17, 30.19, 30.41, 30.46– 1:59.23

Zevina (2016): 28.93, 30.69, 29.81, 29.92–1:59.35

Australia’s Emily Seebohm finished third overall with a time of 2:02.46, while Russia’s Daria Ustinova finished fourth with a 2:05.61.

Pauline Mahiu of France picked up fifth with a time of 2:15.43 and Singapore’s Li Hui Genevieve Lye grabbed sixth with a 2:22.76.

Men’s 50 Fly:

Chad le Clos grabbed his second win of the day with a time of 22.17 in the men’s 50 fly.

A trio of 22’s followed him into the wall as the Ukraine’s Andrii Govorov (22.41), France’s Jeremy Stravius (22.78), and Belarus’ Pavel Sankovich (22.81) picked up second through fourth respectively.

Andrii Khloptsov of the Ukraine finished fifth with a time of 22.35, followed closely by France’s Mehdy Metella and his 23.38.

Brazil’s Glauber Silva (23.47) and China’s Cui Junming (23.77) were seventh and eighth respectively.

Women’s 800 Free:

Franziska Hentke of Germany outlasted the “Iron Lady” Katinka Hosszu in finals of the women’s 800 free, posting a first place finish of 8:24.66.

Hosszu turned up the tempo during the final 200 meters of the race but it was not enough to catch Hentke, so Hosszu settled for second and a time of 8:25.23.

Australia’s Leah Neale and Great Britain’s Hannah Miley kept a tight race, finishing less than half a second apart. Neale posted a final 8:30.59 over Miley’s 8:30.93.

Miho Takahashi of Japan rounded out the competitors with a time of 8:40.97.

Men’s 400 IM:

Germany’s Philip Heintz soared ahead of the competition in the men’s 400 IM final, posting a time more than ten seconds ahead of the rest of the field. Heintz stopped the clock at a 4:03.51 to finish first of four.

Mark Meszaros of Hungary picked up second with a time of 4:14.46, followed by Austria’s Sebastien Steffan’s 4:17.29.

Tunisia’s Taki Mrabet grabbed fourth with a final 4:20.87.

Marco Koch of Germany was a no-show for the event.

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