Heat sheets are now available for the finals session of day three of the 2017 FINA World Championships.
Schedule of Events:
- Men’s 200 Free FINAL
- Women’s 1500 Free FINAL
- Men’s 50 Breast Semi-Final
- Women’s 100 Back FINAL
- Men’s 100 Back FINAL
- Women’s 200 Free Semi-Final
- Men’s 200 Fly Semi-Final
- Women’s 100 Breast FINAL
The British duo of James Guy and Duncan Scott will aim for a 1-2 finish in the men’s 200 free, as they enter tonight’s final as the top two seeds. China’s Sun Yangb and the USA’s Townley Haas will also be in the running for medal contention.
Katie Ledecky of the USA will charge towards her second individual gold medal of the meet in the finals of the women’s 1500 free. She is seeded close to 18 seconds ahead of the competition, so her biggest competition will be her own world record of 15:25.48. Ledecky will follow up her 1500 free later as the second place seed in the 200 free, behind Italy’s Federica Pellegrini.
Both the men’s and women’s 100 back final will be contested with USA athletes in medal contention for both. The world record could be in jeopardy for both events as Kylie Masse flirted with the women’s WR on day two and the men’s final will feature Ryan Murphy, the current WR holder, and Xu Jiayu, who has landed within striking range of the WR.
Laszlo Cseh leads the men’s 200 fly semi-final heats, joined by top athletes Daiya Seto, Chad le Clos, Viktor Bromer, and more!
The evening will conclude with one final 100 breast show-off between the USA’s Lilly King and Russia’s Yulia Efimova. Efimova gave the world record a scare during semi-finals, landing within .01 seconds of Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte’s world record.