2018 World Cup Budapest Day 2 Finals: Kromowidjojo, Andrew Win; American Record For Pieroni

Ranomi Kromowidjojo. Photo Courtesy: Foto Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia /Insidefoto

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The World Cup stop in Budapest, Hungary, continued on Friday as some of the world’s best swimmers competed for bragging rights in the ongoing season.

Order of events

Women’s 400 IM
Men’s 1500 Free
Men’s 50 Back
Women’s 200 Free
Men’s 200 IM
Women’s 100 Back
Men’s 50 Breast
Women’s 50 Fly
Men’s 100 Free
Women’s 100 Breast
Men’s 200 Fly
Mixed 4×50 Free Relay

DAY 2 RESULTS

Women’s 400 IM

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu, continued her dominance in this event, especially in her home country.

She won the event in 4:23.5, four seconds ahead of the field.

Japan’s Yui Ohashi finished second in 4:27.23, ahead of another Hungarian, Zsuzsanna Jakabos, who finished in 4:30.00.

Spain’s Catalina Corro finished fourth in 4:30.21, followed by Leah Smith of the U.S., who finished in 4:32.84.

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Men’s 1500 Free

Australia’s Horton Mack seized control early in the men’s 1500 and cruised to a victory in 14:39.84.

He finished eight seconds ahead of the rest of the field.

Hungary’s David Lakatos was second (14:47.74), followed by China’s Qiu Ziao (14:51.98) and Poland’s Wojciech Wojdak (14:54.24).

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Men’s 50 Back

Michael Andrew of the U.S. got off to a fast start on Friday, winning the 50 back in 23.19.

He held off Russia’s Vladimir Morozov, who finished second in 23.29.

Australia’s Mitchell Larkin took third in 23.37, followed by Japan’s Kosuke Matsui (23.69) and Ryosuke Irie (23.73).

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Women’s 200 Free

Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom hung back in second place for most of the women’s 200 free, but made a late move in the final 50 to secure the victory in 1:51.60.

Sjostrom’s final 50 split was 28.52.

Femke Heemskerk of the Netherlands led most of the race and finished second in 1:52.04.

China’s Wang JianJiahe was third in 1:53.31, followed by Melanie Margalis of the U.S., who finished in 1:53.57.

Leah Smith finished eighth in 1:57.11.

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Mens 200 IM

Australia’s Mitchell Larkin, fresh off of a third-place finish in the 50 back, surged to victory in the 200 IM, winning in 1:52.96.

He finished well ahead of Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh, who took second in 1:55.05.

Nic Fink of the U.S. was third in 1:55.10, followed by Hungary’s David Verraszto (1:55.15).

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Women’s 100 Back

Australia’s Emily Seebohm used a back-half surge to race to victory in the 100 back, finishing in 55.81.

It was enough to hold off Kathleen Baker of the U.S., who finished just being in 56.04.

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu was third in 56.08, ahead of Great Britain’s Georgia Davies (56.75) and Russia’s Mariia Kameneva (57.27).

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Men’s 50 Breast

Brazil’s Felipe Lima got off to a quick start and hung on to win the 50 breast in 25.88.

Slovenia’s Peter Stevens finished second in 26.04, just ahead of Russia’s Kirill Prigoda (26.06).

Michael Andrew of the U.S. was fourth n 26.30, follow by China’s Wang Lizhuo (26.31) and Nic Fink of the U.S. (26.39). Lizhuo broke his own Chinese record in the event.

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Women’s 50 Fly

Three of the biggest names in women’s swimming went head-to-head in the 50 butterfly and about three tenths of a second is all that separated them.

Ranomi Kromowidjojo touched the wall first to win in 24.65.

Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom was just behind at 24.82, while Kelsi Dahlia of the U.S. finished third 24.97.

Maaike de Waard of the Netherlands finished fourth in 25.32.

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Men’s 100 Free

Russia’s Vladimir Morozov used a quick start to hold off Blake Pieroni in the 100 free.

Morozov finished n 45.30 with each split about a half second ahead of Pieroni, who finished second in 46.25. Pieroni’s time tied the American record for short-course meters in the event, originally set by Ian Crocker in 2004.

Belgium’s Pieter Timmers was third in 46.67, followed by Russia’s Vladislav Grinev (46.79).

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Women’s 100 Breast

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson took an early lead in the women’s 100 breast and was able to hold off Russia’s Yulia Efimova.

Atkinson finished first in 1:02.80, while Efimova was second in 1:03.48.

Russia’s Vitalina Simonova finished third in 1:04.67 ahead of Molly Hannis of the U.S., who touched in 1:04.85.

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Women’s 200 Fly

South Africa’s Chad le Clos opened an early lead and kept it the entire race to win the 200 butterfly.

He finished in 1:50.29.

Japan’s Daiya Seto was second in 1:51.01, while compatriot Yuya Yajima was third (1;51.80).

A trio of Hungarians followed with Laszlo Cseh taking fourth in 1:53.25, followed by Bence Biczo (1:53.83) and David Verraszto (1:54.06).

Mixed 4×50 Free Relay

The Netherlands claimed a narrow victory in the mixed 4×50 free relay.

Jesse Puts, Ben Schwietert, Femke Heemskerk and Ranomi Kromowidjojo finished in 1:30.01.

The U.S. finished just behind as Michael Andrew, Blake Pieroni, Kathleen Baker and Kelsi Dahlia clocked a 1:30.63.