2018 FINA World Cup Kazan Day 3 Finals: Pieroni Wins; Sjostrom, Chupkov Govorov Set Records

Blake Pieroni. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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The FINA Swimming World Cup concluded with the second day of stop one in Kazan, Russia.

Some of the world’s biggest names in swimming looked to finish the meet strong.

Order of events

Men’s 400 IM
Women’s 800 Free
Women’s 100 Fly
Men’s 50 Fly
Women’s 200 Back
Men’s 100 Back
Women’s 50 Breast
Men’s 200 Breast
Women’s 100 Free
Men’s 200 Free
Women’s 200 IM
Mixed 4×100 Medley Relay

DAY 3 RESULTS

Men’s 400 IM

Hungary made it a sweep of the 400 IM. After Katinka Hosszu won the event on Saturday, David Verraszto duplicated the feat on Sunday.

He won the event in 4:20.68, four seconds off his own World Cup Record set in 2015. But it also was four seconds ahead of the rest of the field, enough for an easy victory.

Eduard Valiakhmetov was second in 4:24.57, followed by Nikolay Sokolov, who finished in 4:25 even.

Hungary’s Daniel Dudas was fourth in 4:29.28.

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Women’s 800 Free

China got on the board with a huge victory in the women’s 800 free as Zhou Chanzhen crushed the field to win in 8:35.03.

She was more than 11 seconds ahead of runner-up Katinka Hosszu of Hungary, who finished in 8:46.48.

Hungary’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos finished third in 8:59.53, the only other swimmer to break 9 minutes.

Valeria Ermakova was fourth in 9:06.28.

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Women’s 100 Fly

Another victory for Sarah Sjostrom and another World Cup record. After setting the women’s 100 fly mark during prelims Sunday, she went even faster in finals.

Sjostrom won the race in 57.42, breaking the mark of 57.56 that she set in prelims to share the record with Japan’s Rikako Ikee, who reached that time in 2015.

Now, Sjostrom has the record all to herself.

Belgium’s Kimberly Buys finished second in 58.33, followed by Switzerland’s Alexandra Touretski (59.17) and a pair of Dutch swimmers, Ranomi Kromowidjojo (59.20) and Kim Busch (59.92).

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Men’s 50 Fly

Make it two World Cup records in a row. One event after Sarah Sjostrom cruised to a World Cup record in the 100 fly, Andrii Govorov of the Ukraine set one in the 50 fly.

Govorov swam the 50 fly in 22.87 seconds, breaking the previous record of 23.23 set by South Africa’s Chad le Clos in 2015.

Michael Andrew of the U.S. was second in 23.19, also bettering the mark set by le Clos. It is the second time this meet that Andrew has broken a previous World Cup record only to finish second in the race.

Russia’s Vladimir Morozov was third at 23.38, followed by compatriot Oleg Kostin (23.42).

South Africa’s Ryan Coetzee was fifth (23.45), followed by Jesse Puts of the Netherlands (23.79).

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Women’s 200 Back

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu won yet another World Cup title, winning the 200 back.

Hosszu, who has reached double digits in number of events swum this weekend, won the 200 back in 2:10.13.

Irina Prikhodko was second in 2:11.00,followed by Tatiana Salcutan (2:11.42).

Kira Toussaint of the Netherlands was next at 2:13.37.

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Men’s 100 Back

Australia’s Mitch Larkin was first at the turn and cruised to victory in the 100 back, finishing in 53.99.

Michael Andrew of the U.S. was fourth at the turn but moved up to finish runner-up for the second straight race in 54.36.

Russia’s Vladimir Morozov was third in 55.08, followed by Dmitrii Maltcev (55.25).

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Women’s 50 Breast

Russia’s Yulia Efimova flirted with a World Cup Record during her race, but touched just short of the record, still winning the 50 breast in 30.92.

The World Cup record is held by Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson, who clocked a 30.26 in 2015.

Efimova led a 1-2-4 finish for Russia.

Natalia Ivaneeva was second in 31.33, followed by Agne Seleikaite (31.54) of Lithuania and Russia’s Daria Chikunova (31.59).

Adelaide Pchelinktseva of Kazakstan was fifth in 32.24.

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Men’s 200 Breast

Russia’s Anton Chupkov used a late move to win the 200 breast, setting a World Cup record in the process.

Chupkov was fourth at the 50, then second at the 100 before making his move to lead at the 150 and bring it home with a record.

He finished in 2:07.59, breaking the mark set by Germany’s Marco Koch in 2015 (2:08.77).

Chupkov led the field by more than two seconds.

Kirill Prigoda was the runner-up at 2:09.785, followed by Russia’s Mikhail Dorinov (2:09.86) and Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands (2:12.07).

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Women’s 100 Free

It wasn’t quite a World Cup record, but Sarah Sjostrom cruised to another victory in Kazan.

The Swedish superstar won the 100 free in 52.99, just three hundredths of a second off the World Cup record set by Australia’s Cate Campbell in 2015.

Sjostrom split a 25.58 and led at the turn and used a 27.41 second split to earn the victory.

A trio of Dutch swimmers followed as Femke Heemskerk (53.63), Ranomi Kromowidjojo (53.71) and Kim Busch (55.28) went 2-3-4.

Russia’s Elizaveta Klevanovich was fifth in 55.53.

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Men’s 200 Free

Blake Pieroni of the U.S. started strong and ended strong to earn a World Cup victory in the 200 free.

Pieroni led at the 50 (24.37), the 100 (51.42), the 150 (1:19) and won easily in 1:47.32.

He finished nearly a second ahead of runner-up Chad le Clos of South Africa, who finished in 1:48.10.

Kyle Stolk of the Netherlands was third in1:49.67, followed by China’s Wu Yuhang (1:51.19) and Hungary’s Daniel Dudas (1:51.27).

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Women’s 200 IM

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu had a stellar opening meet of the World Cup and finished her time in Kazan with another crushing victory.

Hosszu won the 200 IM in 2:12.71 to beat the rest of the field by at least two seconds.

Compatriot Zsuzsanna Jakabos was once again right behind Hosszu, this time finishing in 2:14.81.

China’s Zhang Sishi was third in 2:14.87, followed by Russia’s Irina Krivonogova (2:16.27) and Anastasiia Sorokina (2:16.96).

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Mixed 4×100 Medley Relay

The first stop of the World Cups season concluded with the mixed 4×100 medley relay and the Dutch finished on a high note.

Kira Toussaint, Arno Kamminga, Mathys Goosen and Femke Heemskerk of the Netherlands won the event in 3:46.10.

Russia’s Vladimir Morozov, Yulia Efimova, Egor Kuimov and Mariia Kameneva took second in 3:47.77.

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu, David Verraszto, Daniel Dudas and Zsuzsanna Jakabos took third in 3:57.88.

 

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Dan D'Addona is the lead college swim writer for Swimming World. He has covered swimming at all levels since 2003, including the NCAA championships, USA nationals, Duel in the Pool and Olympic trials. He is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a graduate of Central Michigan University. He currently lives in Holland, Michigan, where he also is the Sports Editor at The Holland Sentinel.

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