2019 FINA Champions Series Indianapolis Day 1: King Swims 2:21 200 Breast, Sjostrom Wins Two (PHOTOS)

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Sarah Sjostrom won the 100 fly and 100 free in Indianapolis; Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The 2019 FINA Champions Series opened its final stop in Indianapolis on Friday with a full slate of events.

Some of the sport’s biggest stars are in action in a number of events. A tie in the 50 back and a strong mixed relay performance highlighted the session.

Check out the full recap below.

2019 FINA Champions Series Indianapolis LIVE RESULTS

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Women’s 200 Back

Margherita Panziera of Italy started the meet off with a close victory in the 200 back.

Panziera finished in 2:06.64, just ahead of Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu (2:06.94).

Canada’s Kylie Masse was third in 2:07.59, followed by Russia’s Anastasia Fesikova (2:12.41).

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Men’s 200 Fly

Chase Kalisz of the U.S. used a strong first 50 to earn a second victory in the 200 fly.

Kalisz finished in 1:56.91 to hold off Justin Wright (1:57.93) and an all-USA field.

Zach Harting was third in 1:58.83, followed by Jack Conger (1:58.96).

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Women’s 100 Fly

Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom used a 26.29 opening split to win the 100 fly in 56.42.

Kelsi Dahlia of the U.S. finished second in 57.55, followed by Canada’s Penny Oleksiak (58.44) and Egypt’s Farida Osman (58.67).

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Men’s 50 Free

Russia’s Vladimir Morozov sprinted to a victory in the 50 free. He clocked a 21.65 to hold off the field.

Michael Andrew of the U.S. was second in 21.86, followed by Brazil’s Bruno Fratus (22.02) and Anthony Ervin of the U.S. in 22.68.

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Women’s 200 Breast

Lilly King and Yuliya Efimova had another close encounter in the 200 breast.

King won the race in 2:21.39, her best time, finishing just ahead of Efimova (2:21.59).

USA’s Micah Sumrall (2:23.88) and Bethany Galat (2:24.33).

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Men’s 100 Back

Ryan Murphy led a 1-2-3 USA finish in the 100 back. Murphy finished in 52.99 to win the race.

Matt Grevers finished second in 53.37, followed by Jacob Pebley (53.40).

Romania’s Robert Glinta was fourth in 54.33.

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Women’s 400 Free

Leah Smith led a 1-2-3 U.S. finish in the 400 free.

Smith won the race in 4:03.86, followed by Melanie Margalis (4:06.35) and Hali Flickinger (4:09.72).

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu was fourth in 4:12.30.

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Women’s 50 Back

The 50 back turned into an exciting race with an all-out race to the wall that ended in a tie.

Canada’s Kylie Masse and Russia’s Anastasiia Fesikova each swam a 28.20 to tie for first place.

Ranomi Kromowidjojo finished third in 28.71, followed by Brazil’s Etiene Medeiros in 28.85.

 

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Men’s 200 Free

Lithuania’s Danas Rapsys touched the wall for a victory of more than a second in the 200 free. It was the second-fastest in the world this year.

Rapsys won the event in 1:45.56, followed by Townley Haas (1:47.09) of the U.S.

Italy’s Gabriele Detti finished third in 1:47.29, followed by Belgium’s Pieter Timmers (1:48.74).

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Mixed 4×100 Free Relay

Team 4, comprised of Michael Andrew, Jacob Pebley, Kelsi Dahlia and Ranomi Kromowidjojo won the mixed 4×100 relay in 3:28.27.

Team 2, comprised of Ryan Murphy, Nicholas Santos, Etiene Medieros and Kylie Masse finished second in 3:30.94.

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