Daiya Seto Collects 200 IM Gold, Completes IM Sweep at 2017 Arena Pro Series Austin

Photo Courtesy: Joao Marc Bosch

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Men’s 200 IM

The men’s 200 IM final was highlighted by a tight battle between U.S. Olympian Josh Prenot and Japanese Olympian Daiya Seto. Both Olympians exchanged the lead as they flexed their stroke strengths. Seto originally pulled ahead with a strong back leg, but Prenot covered some distance in the breast leg to catch up and pull ahead.

The two dueled throughout the remaining 50-meters, but at the finish it was Seto stopping the clock at a 1:58.77 over Prenot’s 1:58.95.

Michael Andrew of Race Pace Club entered the finals session as the top seed, but slipped to third with a final time of 2:01.96. Andrew was followed to the wall by a tie between Great Britain’s Martyn Walton and NC State’s Soeren Dahl. The two delivered matching times of 2:02.84 for fourth.

Japan’s Yuki Kobori (2:05.54), Mason Manta Rays’ Jake Foster (2:06.53), and Chena Swim Club’s James Dergousoff (2:07.14) completed the finals heat.


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Author: Taylor Brien

Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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