Ikee Lowers WJR, Seto Sets World Cup Record on Night One in Tokyo

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World Cup mainstays like Katinka HosszuSarah SjostromChad Le Clos and Park Tae Hwan make appearances on the first night of the Tokyo Stop of the 2017 FINA World Cup circuit.

Check below for live coverage of day two finals session.

Tonight’s event’s include:

  • 100m Men’s Breaststroke
  • 50m Women’s Butterfly
  • 100m Men’s Freestyle
  • 400m Women’s Medley
  • 200m Men’s Backstroke
  • 50m Women’s Backstroke
  • 50m Men’s Butterfly
  • 200m Women’s Freestyle
  • 1500m Men’s Freestyle
  • 200m Women’s Breaststroke
  • 200m Men’s Medley
  • 4x50m Mixed Medley

Live results

For live event-by-event coverage, read below. Hit “refresh” for the latest recaps.

100m Men’s Breaststroke

After posting the top time in the preliminaries, Kirill Prigoda was unable to replicate that performance when he fell to Japan’s Yasuhiro Koseki who swam to a 56.49 gold medal time. Prigoda was able to get in for the silver at 56.71 while Ilya Shymanovich got the bronze with a 57.15. Dutchman Arno Kamminga was fourth followed by Hayato WatanabeMasaki NiiyamaIppei Watanabe and Raphael Rodrigues who were all under the 58-second barrier. 


50m Women’s Butterfly

Swedish superstar Sarah Sjostrom took the gold in a quick 24.65, followed closely by Ranomi Kromowidjojo, the bronze went to Rikako Ikee who lowered her own WJR in the process by posting a 25.14. Australia’s Cate Campbell was right behind in 25.42. In fifth was Maaike De Waard from the Netherlands. Daynara De Paula came in sixth. American up and comer Regan Smith and Ai Souma rounded out our top eight.


100m Men’s Freestyle

Russian sprinter Vladimir Morozov narrowly missed his own championship record on his way to earning another World Cup title with the time of 45.65. RSA’s Chad le Clos earned a silver wit his 46.09 while Katsumi Nakamura swam a 46.54 to get the bronze. Aussie sprinter Cameron McEvoy was just outside the medal podium in 47.06, Kenneth To out of Hong Kong was right behind in 47.15. Taehwan ParkKatsuhiro Matsumoto were the last of the 47’s. Shinri Shioura from Japan placed eighth.


400m Women’s Medley

Hungary’s Hosszu cruised to another victory on the World Cup circuit. Hosszu touched first in 4:22.05, well outside of any record and far ahead of anyone else. Yui Ohhashi was Hosszu’s closests competitor who touched in a time of 4:27.82 while Sakiko Shimizu earned a bronze in 4:29.06. Seoyeong Kim was fourth with a 4:31.38. Miku KozimaHiroko MakinoMiho Takahasi and Boglarka Kapas rounded our the rest of our top eight.


200m Men’s Backstroke

Masaki Kaneko touched out fellow countryman Ryosuke Irie this evening on his way to a gold medal. Kaneko was 1:49.74 to Irie’s 1:49.95. Jiayu Xu of China took the bronze with his time of 1:50.96. Christian Diener our of Germany was the fourth man on the wall in a time of 1:51.02. Hungarians Peter Bernek and David Foldhazi took fifth and sixth with their times of 1:52.26 and 1:52.29 respectively. Yakov Yan Toumarkin from Israel was seventh and Ryota Naitou was eighth.


50m Women’s Backstroke

Australia’s Emily Seebohm won herself another gold medal this evening when she touched first in a time of 26.24, a tenth ahead of silver medalist in the event, Etiene Medeiros out of Brazil. The bronze went to Mayuko Mori with a 26.56. Just outside medal positioning was American Alex Walsh with a 26.56. Emi Moronuki was fifth in 26.62. Natsumi Sakai and De Waard rounded out the 26-second swimmers while Ikee placed eighth in 27.02.


50m Men’s Butterfly

South Africa’s Le Clos earned another World Cup gold medal when he touched first in a time of 22.49, almost a half second ahead of Belarusian athlete Pavel SankovichAndrii Govorov out of Ukraine topped off the medal podium and was the last swimmer to post a time under 23 seconds. Japan’s Shioura was the fastest of the 23’s in 23.10 while Morozov from Russia was just behind in 23.12. Takeshi KawamotoHiroki Katou and To rounded out our top eight.


200m Women’s Freestyle

The Swedish star Sjostrom was able to secure another victory when she swam a 1:52.94 well ahead of silver medalist Campbell who posted a 1:54.69. Bingjie Li of China was the bronze medalist in 1:54.91. Chihiro IgarashiTomomi Aoki and Yanhan Ai took the next three places in the final while Australian Brittany Elmslie faded to seventh. Canadian Jacqueline Keire was eighth.


1500m Men’s Freestyle

Ukrainian distance man Mykhailo Romanchuk swam a 14:28.26 to earn himself a gold medal. Romanchuk was able to swim by South Korean veteran Park, who earned the silver in 14:32.90. Sergii Frolov was the third man the to the finish with a 14:40.69. Naito Ehara was fourth with his 14:42.01. Taking fifth was Syogo Takeda in 14:42.65. Katsuhiro MatsumotoGergely Gyurta and Miguel Duran took the last three spots in the top eight.

For complete results for the 1500m freestyle, click the link at the top of the article.

200m Women’s Breaststroke

Russia’s celebrity swimmer Yuliya Efimova made an appearance tonight on her way to earn a bronze medal with her time of 2:19.21. Denmark’s Rikke Pedersen won the event with a 2:18.29. Reona Aoki was the silver medalist in a time of 2:18.78. Japan’s Runa Imai and Spain’s Jessica Vall were the last of the 2:19’s while Mariia Temnikova was the fastest amongst those above 2:20, in 2:20.78. Takahashi was seventh and Shiori Asaba earned eighth.


200m Men’s Medley

Japan’s Daiya Seto lowered his own countryman’s World Cup record by a tenth of second on his way to a gold medal when he posted a 1:51.40. The silver went to Takeharu Fujimori who swam a 1:54.49 while the bronze medalist, Keita Sunama, swam a 1:55.16 to round out the podium. Watanabe and Prigoda were fourth and fifth while Juran Mizohata was the fastest of the 1:56’s. To and Ohtake took the last two spots in the top eight.


4x50m Mixed Medley

The top three nation’s in this event were separated by less than a second. Australia earned the gold over the USA with a time of 1:39.05 to USA’s 1:39.83 while Brazil was third in 1:39.90. Just outside the medal stand was China in 1:40.94. Russia was the last of the national teams in the field. Club teams NSSU, University  Of Tsukuba and Tokyo University rounded out the top eight.



  1. avatar

    Who knows what is about Kosuke Haginos 200m IM World Cup record of 1:51.27 on October 29, 2014 in Tokyo?

    • avatar

      They forgot it.

  2. avatar

    Katinka’s 4:22.05 is the best swim today with 970 points.