2019 FINA Swimming World Cup Jinan Day Three: Campbell, Rapsys and China Take Down World Cup Records

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Photo Courtesy: Swimming Australia

The third night of finals at the 2019 FINA Swimming World Cup in Jinan, China has a total of twelve events.

The FINA Swimming World Cup launched in 1988 and gathers world-class swimmers to numerous two-day meets across Asia, Europe and the Middle East between the months of August and November. The meet in Jinan, China is the second of seven meets in the FINA Swimming World Cup this year. The first took place in Tokyo, Japan from August 2-4.

Men’s 400 IM 

Dominating the men’s 400 IM was Australia’s Thomas Fraser-Holmes with a time of 4:20.50. The 400 IM is one of Fraser-Holmes strongest events and he was first from the very beginning, being the only swimmer under the one minute mark in the first 100m butterfly by going a 57.35.

Coming in roughly fourteen seconds after Fraser-Holmes was the United State’s swimmer Brennan Gravley with a time of 4:34.99.

Taking third in this evenings finals was Kai-Chen Chu of Taiwan with a time of 4:38.75. Following closely to Chu was Yongfeng Sun in fourth with a time of 4:38.89.

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Women’s 800 Freestyle 

It was a close race for tonights win in the women’s 800 freestyle, but Erica Sullivan of the United States captured the gold with a time of 8:26.13. Yawen Hou had a strong finish to come in second with a time of 8:26.79. Both girls came close to the World Cup record set by Australia’s Kiah Melverton set last week in Japan.

Maddy Gough of Australia followed Sullivan and Hour by just over three seconds to get third with a time of 8:29.94. Gough went out fast and was first at the 100m mark with a time of 1:01.73.

In fourth was Wenxin Bi with a time of 8:41.65, followed in fifth by Caiping Yang with a time of 8:46.99.

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Women’s 100 Butterfly 

Yufei Zhang of China was first from the dive and touched at the turn with a time of 26.66. Zhang captured the win with a time of 57.41.

Jeanette Ottesen of Denmark matched Zhang’s reaction time of .67 of a second and captured the silver with a time of 58.34. Following Ottesen by .05 of a second was Zsuzsanna Jakabos of Hungary’s with a time of 58.39.

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Men’s 50 Butterfly 

Hungary’s Szebasztian Szabo adds more points to his total by winning the men’s 50 butterfly with a time of 22.93. Szabo currently holds 7th place overall with 21 points.

Also holding 21 overall points was second place finisher Michael Andrew of the United States. Andrew went a time of 23.13.

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Women’s 200 Backstroke 

Australia’s Emily Seebohm won the women’s 200 backstroke by over six seconds with a time of 2:09.56. Though Seebohm’s reaction time put her in eighth, she was first at every wall.

With a close swim for second was Yuru Jiang with a time of 2:16.33, followed in third by Erica Sullivan with a time of 2:16.36.

In fourth was Xin Liu with a time of 2:18.14, followed by Laura Taylor with a time of 2:19.37, and Qingzhao Lu with a time of 2:19.97.

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Men’s 100 Backstroke 

Mitchell Larkin of Australia takes the gold in the men’s 100 backstroke with a time of 53.29. Larkin currently holds fourth overall with 36 points.

Fellow Aussie, Tristan Jason Hollard came in second with a time of 54.39. Following by .05 of a second was Michael Andrew with a time of 54.44.

In fourth was Guangyuan Li with a time of 54.94.

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Women’s 50 Breaststroke 

In first place was Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson with a time of 30.92. Atkinson currently holds the World Cup record with a time of 30.26, she set the record in 2015.

Chinese swimmers Ran Suo (31.24) and Jingyao Yu (31.61) take the silver and the bronze. Following Suo and Yu was Australia’s Emily Seebohm with a time of 31.87.

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Men’s 200 Breaststroke 

Andrew Wilson of the United took first place in the men’s 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:08.24. Wilson was only .65 of a second off of Anton Chupkov’s current World Cup record time of 2:07.59 that he set in 2018. Wilson is currently seeded second overall with 42 points.

Taking second was Ruixuan Zhang of China with a time of 2:10.68. Following Zhang by a little under a second was Lithuania’s Andrius Sidlauskas with a time of 2:11.65.

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Women’s 100 Freestyle 

Cate Campbell breaks her own World Cup record of 52.65 in this evenings finals by going a time of 52.34. Campbell was out fast with a split of 25.29 at the turn. Campbell is currently seed second overall, nine points behind first place seed Katinka Hosszu.

In second at both the turn and the finish was Sweden’s Michelle Coleman with a time of 53.73.

In third was Australia’s Holly Barratt with a time of 54.78, followed in fourth by China’s Yuhan Zhang with a time of 55.34.

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Men’s 200 Freestyle 

Danas Rapsys breaks his own World Cup that he set last week by .67 of a second by going a time of 1:45.07. Rapsys is currently fifth overall with 24 points.

In second was China’s Xinjie Ji with a time of 1:46.68, followed in third by the United State’s Blake Pieroni with a time of 1:47.90.

In fourth place was China’s Keyuan Shang with a time of 1:49.59.

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Women’s 200 IM 

Katinka Hosszu of Hungary took first in the women’s 200 IM with a time of 2:09.41. Hosszu lead the event by nearly four seconds, and is currently in first place overall with 54 points.

Fellow Hungary teammate Zsuzsanna Jakabos took second with a time of 2:13.32, followed in third by Australia’s Emily Seebohm with a time of 2:17.39.

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Mixed 4×100 Medley Relay 

The mixed 4×100 medley relay concludes the Jinsan session of the World Cup.

Taking the gold and a new World Cup record was the People’s Republic of China with swimmers, Jiayu Xu, Zibei Yan, Yufei Zhang, and Menghui Zhu with a time of 3:43.79. The previous World Cup record had been set last week by Japan with a time of 3:44.75.

Coming in second was Australia with swimmers, Mitchell Larkin, Emily Seebohm, Grant Irvine, and Cate Campbell with a time of 3:51.02.

In third was Shandong with swimmers, Yuru Jiang, Weixiang Sun, Qi Liang, and Caiping Yang with a time of 4:02.24.

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