Arno Kamminga Moves Into World Top Ten in 100 Breast at FINA World Cup Budapest; Milak Swims 51.2 100 Fly

Arno Kamminga swam faster than his World Championships time in the 100 breast. Photo Courtesy: Foto Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia /Insidefoto

The first day of the 2019 FINA World Cup had some good races in Budapest as some of the world’s best stars that aren’t competing in the first cluster of the International Swimming League this weekend. The biggest race of the day came from Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands who moved into the top ten in the world in the 100 breast with a 59.05. Kamminga was quicker than his season best time, including what he went at the World Championships when he was 13th in the semi finals with a 59.4.

This has to be a big confidence boost for Kamminga, swimming in a lower pressure meet and swimming a best time after (presumably) taking some time off after Worlds. Kamminga is now tied for eighth in the world rankings for 2019.

Top 10 World Rankings (Men’s 100 Breast)

  1. 56.88, Adam Peaty, GBR
  2. 58.29, Ilya Shymanovich, BLR
  3. 58.46, James Wilby, GBR
  4. 58.63, Yan Zibei, CHN
  5. 58.89, Yasuhiro Koseki, JPN
  6. 58.93, Andrew Wilson, USA
  7. 59.03, Dmitry Balandin, KAZ
  8. 59.05, Arno Kamminga, NED
  9. 59.05, Fabio Scozzoli, ITA
  10. 59.09, Kirill Prigoda, RUS

Vladimir Morozov continued his strong World Cup circuit as he won the 50 free with a 21.50 for his fourth win in the event of the circuit. The win also delivered his 100th podium in world-cup waters. This was faster than what Morozov swam to get fourth place at the World Championships with a 21.53, but it was slower than his season best of 21.2 from the World Cup in Singapore three weeks after Worlds. Morozov has been fairly consistent in the 50 free this season, and is proving he is in good shape to chase his first individual medal at the Olympics next summer.

Hungary’s Kristof Milak, fresh off an unbelievable 200 fly world record this summer, swam a 51.27 in the 100 fly in front of the Budapest crowd as he was just 0.01 off his finals time from the World Championships where he was fourth. Milak was a 51.26 at World Championships but was a 50.9 in the semi finals. He stormed onto the international scene when he was 17 at the World Championships two years ago in the 100 fly in this very pool, so he has shown he swims best in the Duna Arena.

Lithuania’s Danas Rapsys continued his World Cup dominance as he has won the 400 free at all four stops thus far, winning in Budapest with a 3:49.09. He was well off his swims from the Asia cluster but he presumably took an extended break after that since he swam at the World Championships then swam three consecutive meets in different countries in back-to-back-to-back weekends. Rapsys finished ahead of Hungarian superhero Kristof Milak (3:49.80). Rapsys notably pulled out of the International Swimming League to make more money swimming at the FINA World Cup and to swim long course.

The biggest women’s race of the day went to Sweden’s Michelle Coleman in the 50 free as she beat a stacked field with a 24.56, putting her 14th in the world rankings. Coleman was much faster than she swam at the World Championships when she was 14th in the semi finals with a 24.9. Coleman beat 2012 Olympic Champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo (24.62) and Worlds bronze medalist Cate Campbell (24.69).

Katinka Hosszu continued to rake in World Cup prize money as she won the 200 fly with a 2:08.55 much to the delight of the Hungarian crowd.

Results from the rest of the session.

Women’s 400 Free

1 GOUGH Maddy Australia AUS 4:10.36
2 MEITZ Kaersten United States of America USA 4:12.28
3 KESELY Ajna Hungary HUN 4:12.32
4 BELMONTE Mireia Spain ESP 4:12.43
5 ODER Tjasa Slovenia SLO 4:13.85
6 ACKMAN Aly Canada CAN 4:14.42
7 FAIN Katja Slovenia SLO 4:15.91
8 PEREZ BLANCO Jimena Spain ESP 4:18.36

Men’s 400 Free

1 RAPSYS Danas Lithuania LTU 3:49.09
2 MILAK Kristof Hungary HUN 3:49.80
3 MICKA Jan Czech Republic CZE 3:50.83
4 WELLBROCK Florian Germany GER 3:51.33
5 HOLLO Balazs Hungary HUN 3:51.57
6 KROON Luc Netherlands NED 3:52.01
7 WOJDAK Wojciech Poland POL 3:52.87
8 VERRASZTO David Hungary HUN 3:57.15

Women’s 50 Back

1 TOUSSAINT Kira Netherlands NED 27.68
2 JALLOW Mimosa Finland FIN 28.14
3 KAMENEVA Mariia Russian Federation RUS 28.31
4 KROMOWIDJOJO Ranomi Netherlands NED 28.42
5 ZHANG Wenwen People's Republic of China CHN 28.82
6 RUCK Taylor Canada CAN 28.94
7 BURIAN Katalin Hungary HUN 29.05
8 OMOTO Rika Japan JPN 29.32

Men’s 200 Back

1 IRIE Ryosuke Japan JPN 1:56.79
2 TELEGDY Adam Hungary HUN 1:58.68
3 TARASEVICH Grigory Russian Federation RUS 1:59.90
4 FRASER-HOLMES Thomas Australia AUS 2:00.28
5 BALOG Gabor Hungary HUN 2:00.37
6 KOVACS Benedek Club CLB 2:02.30
7 BERNEK Peter Hungary HUN 2:03.37
8 IKARI Yuki Japan JPN 2:03.51

Women’s 200 Fly

1 HOSSZU Katinka Hungary HUN 2:08.55
2 JAKABOS Zsuzsanna Hungary HUN 2:09.67
3 TAYLOR Laura Australia AUS 2:10.69
4 KAPAS Boglarka Hungary HUN 2:10.92
5 BACH Helena Denmark DEN 2:11.31
6 BERECZ Blanka Hungary HUN 2:12.42
7 VERRASZTO Evelin Hungary HUN 2:13.21
8 BELMONTE Mireia Spain ESP 2:13.73

Men’s 100 Fly

1 MILAK Kristof Hungary HUN 51.27
2 SZABO Szebasztian Hungary HUN 52.16
3 MAJERSKI Jakub Poland POL 52.34
4 ANDREW Michael United States of America USA 52.92
5 VEKOVISHCHEV Mikhail Russian Federation RUS 52.98
6 PAKHOMOV Daniil Russian Federation RUS 53.21
7 LIENDO Joshua Canada CAN 53.33
8 MARGEVICIUS Deividas Lithuania LTU 53.46

Women’s 200 Breast

1 VOZEL Tjasa Slovenia SLO 2:26.52
2 BEKESI Eszter Hungary HUN 2:27.37
3 LAHTINEN Laura Finland FIN 2:27.82
4 SIMONOVA Vitalina Russian Federation RUS 2:27.83
5 VALL Jessica Spain ESP 2:28.12
6 SEBESTYEN Dalma Club CLB 2:32.04
7 HALLMANN Weronika Poland POL 2:32.12
8 PODMANIKOVA Andrea Slovakia SVK 2:33.80

Men’s 100 Breast

1 KAMMINGA Arno Netherlands NED 59.05
2 SILADI Caba Club CLB 1:00.31
3 ZHANG Ruixuan People's Republic of China CHN 1:00.47
4 KOHINATA Kazuki Japan JPN 1:00.63
5 MUSTAFIN Vladislav Uzbekistan UZB 1:00.94
6 WATANABE Hayato Japan JPN 1:01.01
7 WATANABE Ippei Japan JPN 1:01.36
8 HINOMOTO Yuya Japan JPN 1:02.24

Women’s 50 Free

1 COLEMAN Michelle Sweden SWE 24.56
2 KROMOWIDJOJO Ranomi Netherlands NED 24.62
3 KAMENEVA Mariia Russian Federation RUS 24.65
4 CAMPBELL Cate Australia AUS 24.69
5 BUSCH Kim Netherlands NED 25.15
6 KLANCAR Neza Slovenia SLO 25.32
7 OMOTO Rika Japan JPN 25.63
8 GANTRIIS Emily Denmark DEN 25.67

Men’s 50 Free

1 MOROZOV Vladimir Russian Federation RUS 21.50
2 LOBANOVSKIJ Maxim Hungary HUN 22.18
3 MATSUI Kosuke Japan JPN 22.26
4 ANDREW Michael United States of America USA 22.36
5 SZABO Szebasztian Hungary HUN 22.43
6 CHERUTI Meiron Amir Israel ISR 22.51
7 PUTS Jesse Netherlands NED 22.62
8 TAN Jonathan Eu Jin Singapore SGP 22.71