2019 FINA World Championships Day 4 Start Sheets for Finals

China's Fu Yuanhui. Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

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Despite some of the top names not participating in the final in the women’s 200 free, it will still be the race to watch in the Day 4 finals of the 2019 FINA World Championships.

No Katie Ledecky, no Emma McKeon, no Taylor Ruck, but plenty of star power.

Italian legend Federica Pellegrini will have the top seed and be in lane four.

Meanwhile, Ariarne Titmus, who defeated Ledecky in the 400 free, will be in the fifth lane, sandwiched between Pellegrini and Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom. Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey will be in lane three, also looking for a medal.



The men’s 50 breast final will also have some firepower as Great Britain’s Adam Peaty will be in his familiar lane four, while Brazil’s Felipe Lima, Belarus’ Ilya Shymanovich, China’s Yan Zibei and Italy’s Fabio Scozzoli will battle for the medal stand.

The men’s 200 butterfly final will feature Hungary’s Kristof Milak in lane four with the top seed, flanked by Japan’s Daiya Seto and USA’s Zach Harting, while South Africa’s Chad le Clos will be in lane two.

In the men’s 800 free final, Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri will have the top seed and be in lane four, flanked by Australia’s Jack McLoughlin and France’s David Aubry, while Paltrinieri’s teammate Gabriele Detti will look to move up and give the Italians a 1-2 finish.

In the men’s 100 free semifinals, Kyle Chalmers and Vladislav Grinev will highlight the first heat, while USA’s Caeleb Dressel and Blake Pieroni will be next to each other in the fourth and third lanes, respectively.

The women’s 50 back semifinals will feature Brazil’s Etiene Medeiros and USA’s Olivia Smoliga will highlight the first heat, while China’s Fu Yuanhui and Kira Toussaint of the Netherlands will be next to each other, while Kathleen Baker will look for some outside smoke in lane seven.

The women’s 200 fly finals will feature Hungary’s Boglarka Kapas in the first heat and top-seeded Hali Flickinger of the U.S. in the second, who will have teammate Katie Drabot by her side in lane three.

The men’s 200 IM semifinals is another stacked group. Japan’s Daiya Seto, Switzerland’s Jeremy Desplanches, Australia’s Mitch Larkin and USA’s Abrahm DeVine are all in the first heat of the semifinals, while Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh, USA’s Chase Kalisz and Great Britain’s Duncan Scott are all in the second semifinal, which could make for a crowded final and another stellar event at the 2019 FINA World Championships.

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    I’m assuming in the first final of the night that you consider the swimming headline Sun Yang, out in lane 8, might have run out of gas by now!