2019 FINA Swimming World Cup Tokyo: Hosszu, Larkin Set IM Meet Records

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Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

The second night of finals from the 2019 FINA Swimming World Cup from Tokyo, Japan had 12 events as two meets records fell from Katinka Hosszu and Mitch Larkin.

Women’s 400 IM

Katinka Hosszu got the Saturday night session off to a good start with a new World Cup record in the 400 IM with a 4:32.30. She broke her own world cup record that she set in 2015 in Dubai at 4:33.88. Hosszu had a challenging race with Japan’s Yui Ohashi, who won the bronze at World Championships last week. Ohashi was second here at 4:34.27 while Spain’s Mireia Belmonte (4:34.47) was third.

That swim was a really good one for Belmonte, who was 13th last week in the 400 IM only managing a 4:42.16. Belmonte is now ranked fourth in the world for 2019.

2019 World Rankings:

  1. 4:30.39, Katinka Hosszu, HUN
  2. 4:32.07, Ye Shiwen, CHN
  3. 4:32.33, Yui Ohashi, JPN
  4. 4:34.47, Mireia Belmonte, ESP
  5. 4:35.15, Sydney Pickrem, CAN
  6. 4:35.47, Emma Weyant, USA
  7. 4:36.06, Brooke Forde, USA
  8. 4:36.98, Aimee Willmott, GBR
  9. 4:37.18, Ella Eastin, USA
  10. 4:37.23, Madisyn Cox, USA
1 HOSSZU Katinka Hungary HUN 4:32.30 WC
2 OHASHI Yui Club CLB 4:34.27
3 BELMONTE Mireia Spain ESP 4:34.47
4 SHIMIZU Sakiko Club CLB 4:43.02
5 PEREZ BLANCO Jimena Spain ESP 4:43.96
6 JAKABOS Zsuzsanna Hungary HUN 4:44.78
7 MELVERTON Kiah Australia AUS 4:45.78
8 KOBORI Waka Club CLB 4:46.52

Men’s 200 IM

Australia’s Mitch Larkin won the 200 IM final on Saturday night in Tokyo with a 1:57.06 to lower the World Cup record of 1:58.46 set by Philip Heintz in 2015.  The time was quicker than what Larkin swam at the World Championships where he placed seventh at 1:57.32. Larkin still has the fastest time in the world this year with his 1:55.72 from June.

Second place went to Australia’s Thomas Fraser-Holmes (2:00.00) while Japan’s Kosuke Hagino (2:00.03) was third. Hagino is swimming in his first international competition this year after dropping out of consideration for the World Championships.

1 LARKIN Mitchell Australia AUS 1:57.06 WC
2 FRASER-HOLMES Thomas Australia AUS 2:00.00
3 HAGINO Kosuke Club CLB 2:00.03
4 UCHIYAMA Takumi Club CLB 2:00.72
5 TAKAHASHI Kotaro Club CLB 2:00.90
6 OHTAKE Masayuki Club CLB 2:02.78
7 QIAN Zhiyong People's Republic of China CHN 2:02.79
8 HONJYOU Tomoki Club CLB 2:03.00

Men’s 1500 Free

Japan’s Shogo Takeda took care of business in the 1500 free timed final as Japan swept the top five spots. Takeda was a 15:07.05 to win the World Cup by five seconds over Ayatsugu Hirai (15:12.08). The only non-Japanese swimmer to place in the top eight was USA’s Brennan Gravley, who was 14th in the 5K and 15th in the 25K at World Championships. Gravley will be a freshman at the University of Florida this fall.

1 TAKEDA Shogo Club CLB 15:07.05
2 HIRAI Ayatsugu Club CLB 15:12.08
3 NAKAYA Shingo Club CLB 15:18.81
4 YOSHIDA Atsuya Club CLB 15:19.55
5 SHOIKE Tatsuki Club CLB 15:21.71
6 GRAVLEY Brennan United States of America USA 15:22.00
7 TAKAHASHI Kouki Club CLB 15:23.00
8 YAMAMOTO Kohei Club CLB 15:27.71

Men’s 50 Back

Russia’s Vladimir Morozov showed off his sprint prowess in the 50 back on Saturday night in Tokyo with a 24.53 to claim the top spot over Michael Andrew (24.87). Belarus’ Mikita Tsmyh (25.06) finished in third.

1 MOROZOV Vladimir Russian Federation RUS 24.53
2 ANDREW Michael United States of America USA 24.87
3 TSMYH Mikita Belarus BLR 25.06
4 KAWAMOTO Takeshi Club CLB 25.13
5 PEBLEY Jacob United States of America USA 25.28
6 YANG William Australia AUS 25.49
7 HOSOKAWA Kouhei Club CLB 25.55
8 KANEKO Masaki Club CLB 25.67

Women’s 200 Free

Australia’s Brianna Throssell and Madison Wilson, fresh off a world record in the 4×200 free relay last week, took the top two spots in the 200 free on Saturday night at the FINA Swimming World Cup in Tokyo, Japan. Throssell got the better of Wilson with a 1:56.99 to Wilson’s 1:57.44. Those two teamed up with Ariarne Titmus and Emma McKeon to win the 4×200 free relay gold medal at the World Championships.

Japan’s Nagisa Ikemoto finished in third at 1:58.19.

1 THROSSELL Brianna Australia AUS 1:56.99
2 WILSON Madison Australia AUS 1:57.44
3 IKEMOTO Nagisa Club CLB 1:58.19
4 DUMONT Valentine Belgium BEL 1:58.63
5 AOKI Tomomi Club CLB 1:59.31
6 OVERHOLT Emily Canada CAN 1:59.60
7 NAMBA Miyu Club CLB 2:01.64
8 JAKABOS Zsuzsanna Hungary HUN 2:02.15

Women’s 100 Back

Australia’s Emily Seebohm won the third straight gold medal for the Aussies with a 59.44 in the 100 back to take down the almighty Katinka Hosszu (59.65). Italy’s Federica Pellegrini finished in third at 1:00.13. Seebohm is rebounding nicely from not making the World Championships team, winning her second event of the meet.

1 SEEBOHM Emily Australia AUS 59.44
2 HOSSZU Katinka Hungary HUN 59.65
3 PELLEGRINI Federica Italy ITA 1:00.13
4 MORONUKI Emi Club CLB 1:00.62
5 COLEMAN Michelle Sweden SWE 1:01.33
6 TAKAHASHI Miki Club CLB 1:01.47
7 BARRATT Holly Australia AUS 1:01.57
8 TAKEUCHI Miono Club CLB 1:01.98

Men’s 50 Breast

Belarus’ Ilya Shymanovich (26.78) won a tight race over Italy’s Nicolo Martinenghi (26.88) in the 50 breast on Saturday night at the FINA Swimming World Cup in Tokyo, Japan. Yasuhiro Koseki, swimming in his home country, placed third at 27.05 while Michael Andrew was fourth at 27.23.

1 SHYMANOVICH Ilya Belarus BLR 26.78
2 MARTINENGHI Nicolo Italy ITA 26.88
3 KOSEKI Yasuhiro Japan JPN 27.05
4 ANDREW Michael United States of America USA 27.23
5 MATSUMURA Yuuki Club CLB 27.39
6 YAMANAKA Yoshiki Club CLB 27.56
7 OKAZAKI Kouchirou Club CLB 27.99
8 OUMI Harry Club CLB 28.02

Women’s 50 Fly

Australia’s Holly Barratt claimed another gold for the Aussie as she won an extremely tight 50 fly final on Saturday night in Tokyo at the FINA Swimming World Cup. Barratt swam a 25.96 to hold off Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen (25.97) and Japan’s Yukina Hirayama (25.98).

1 BARRATT Holly Australia AUS 25.96
2 OTTESEN Jeanette Denmark DEN 25.97
3 HIRAYAMA Yukina Club CLB 25.98
4 CAMPBELL Cate Australia AUS 26.06
5 BUYS Kimberly Belgium BEL 26.30
6 SOMA Ai Club CLB 26.32
7 KUROKI Masako Club CLB 26.39
8 HANSSON Louise Sweden SWE 26.42

Men’s 100 Free

Russia’s Vladimir Morozov won his second event of the day on Saturday night at the 2019 FINA Swimming World Cup in Tokyo with a 48.12 in the 100 free. Morozov won ahead of a talented field with USA’s Blake Pieroni (48.43) getting in second and Hungary’s Szebasztian Szabo (48.45) getting third. Fellow USC Trojan Santo Condorelli (48.52) also was in the final and placed fourth.

1 MOROZOV Vladimir Russian Federation RUS 48.12
2 PIERONI Blake United States of America USA 48.43
3 SZABO Szebasztian Hungary HUN 48.45
4 CONDORELLI Santo Italy ITA 48.52
5 MATSUMOTO Katsuhiro Club CLB 48.59
6 SELISKAR Andrew United States of America USA 48.80
7 KOZMA Dominik Hungary HUN 48.86
8 RAPSYS Danas Lithuania LTU 49.04

Women’s 100 Breast

South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker has had herself a great year as she continued her impressive summer with a 1:06.54 to win the 100 breast on Saturday night at the FINA Swimming World Cup in Tokyo. Schoenmaker was sixth at the World Championships last week in this event but also won the silver in the 200, becoming the first South African woman to win a medal at the World Swimming Championships.

Japan’s Miho Teramura (1:06.77) and Reona Aoki (1:07.06) finished in second and third.

1 SCHOENMAKER Tatjana South Africa RSA 1:06.54
2 TERAMURA Miho Club CLB 1:06.77
3 AOKI Reona Club CLB 1:07.06
4 SEKIGUCHI Misaki Club CLB 1:07.27
5 VALL MONTERO Jessica Spain ESP 1:07.29
6 ZMUSHKA Alina Belarus BLR 1:07.51
7 SUZUKI Satomi Club CLB 1:07.87
8 FUKASAWA Mai Club CLB 1:08.08

Men’s 200 Fly

Japan’s Nao Horomura closed out the Saturday night session at the 2019 FINA Swimming World Cup with a 1:55.25 in the 200 fly. He won the final ahead of USA’s Zach Harting (1:56.26) and fellow Japanese Takumi Terada (1:56.79).

1 HOROMURA Nao Club CLB 1:55.25
2 HARTING Zach United States of America USA 1:56.26
3 TERADA Takumi Club CLB 1:56.79
4 UMEMOTO Masayuki Club CLB 1:56.92
5 HONDA Tomoru Club CLB 1:56.93
6 TANAKA Daiki Club CLB 1:56.99
6 BROWN Nic Australia AUS 1:56.99
8 YASUI Daiki Club CLB 1:58.68

2 comments

  1. avatar
    Anonymous

    Go Holly!! 😁

  2. avatar
    Deb Barratt

    Go Holly!! 😁