ISL Semifinal 1: Peaty Breaks World Record, But Energy Standard Takes Down Roar & Head to ISL Finals

Sarah Sjostrom
Match MVP Sarah Sjostrom. Photo Courtesy: MIKE LEWIS / ISL

ISL Semi Final 1: Energy Standard & London Roar in Tussle

The ISL post season continued Sunday from Budapest with last year’s top two – Energy Standard and the London Roar meeting for the first time since coming down to the Skins in last year’s Las Vegas final. Energy won with a comfortable margin thanks to a Skins win from Sarah Sjostrom, a double from Siobhan Haughey, and additional wins from Kliment KolesnikovChad Le Clos and Florent Manaudou.

London put up a fight but it was not enough. A world record fell from Adam Peaty and an ISL record fell to Duncan Scott but they didn’t match the depth of Energy Standard.

Ultimately, the Tokyo Frog Kings and New York Breakers did not advance to next week’s final November 21 & 22.

ISL Semifinal 1 Team Scores:

  1. Energy Standard 580
  2. London Roar 517.5
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings 380.5
  4. New York Breakers 239

Match MVP:

  1. Sarah Sjostrom, Energy, 65
  2. Adam Peaty, London, 52.5
  3. Siobhan Haughey, Energy, 42
  4. Chad Le Clos, Energy, 38.5
  5. Duncan Scott, London, 35


Where to watch ISL Semifinal 1:

  • BeIn Sports
  • Belarus TV and Radio Company
  • BBC
  • CBS
  • CBC
  • Claro Sports
  • ESPN (Central America)
  • Eurosport
  • Eurosport India
  • M4
  • Match TV
  • Seven
  • Sky, Gazetta Dello Sport
  • Sport 1
  • Sportklub
  • TV Asahi
  • TV Globo

Women’s 100 Free

Energy Standard’s Siobhan Haughey got the day started with a 51.12 to take the 100 free in a 1-3 with Femke Heemskerk (51.58) as London’s Freya Anderson was second at 51.43. The time is yet another Asian record for Haughey as the Hong Kong swimmer has been on a role all season for Energy Standard.

Men’s 100 Free

Energy’s Florent Manaudou got his first win of the season in the 100 freestyle with a dominating 45.92 to get a second straight win for the team as Evgeny Rylov finished in second at 46.74, just ahead of London’s Mikhail Vekovishchev (46.76).

Women’s 200 Fly

The Frog Kings had something to cheer about in ISL semi final 1 with another win from Suzuka Hasegawa taking a dominant win at 2:03.95 with teammate Sakiko Shimizu in third at 2:05.72. The New York Breakers had their highest finish of the day with Svetlana Chimrova getting second at 2:05.56.

Men’s 200 Fly

Chad Le Clos kept the ball rolling for Energy Standard with a controlled win of 1:50.64, putting up a 28.3 on his final 50 to pull away from Tokyo’s Tomoru Honda (1:51.20) and London’s Andreas Vazaios (1:52.13).

Women’s 100 Back

After setting a world record yesterday, London’s Kira Toussaint won the 100 back with a 55.90, holding off Energy’s Emily Seebohm (56.17) and Tokyo’s Rio Shirai (56.26).

Men’s 100 Back

Energy’s Kliment Kolesnikov won the fourth race of the day with a 49.38 in the 100 back, overpowering London’s Guilherme Guido (49.83) on the final 25. Tokyo’s Ryosuke Irie slipped into third at 50.03.

Women’s 100 IM

Tokyo’s Runa Imai took down Sarah Sjostrom in the 100 IM with a 57.77, running away from Sjostrom’s 58.26, with London’s Sydney Pickrem in third (58.36).

Men’s 100 IM

The New York Breakers had their first win of the day from Michael Andrew at 51.66, finally getting his first win of the season when the Breakers needed it the most. Tokyo’s Vladimir Morozov (51.78) finished in second with Energy’s Andrey Zhilkin in third (52.06) ahead of New York’s Joe Litchfield (52.07).

ISL Semifinal 1 Team Scores at break 1:

  1. Energy Standard 388
  2. London Roar 342
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings 285
  4. New York Breakers 164

Women’s 200 Free

Siobhan Haughey continued ISL semi final 1 with another win in the 200 freestyle this season at 1:51.36, cruising ahead of teammate Femke Heemskerk (1:52.24) who has been instrumental in Energy’s march for another title this season. London’s Freya Anderson finished in third and was hardly a factor in the race at 1:53.07.

Men’s 200 Free

Duncan Scott threw down an ISL record in the 200 freestyle with a 1:40.76, taking it out hard and holding off Energy’s Danas Rapsys (1:41.54). Tokyo’s Katsuhiro Matsumoto finished in third at 1:42.05, just ahead of London’s Tom Dean (1:42.36).

Women’s 50 Fly

Arina Surkova scored 12 points in winning the 50 fly at 24.87 as the New York Breakers had something to cheer about in their elimination match on Sunday. Energy’s Maddy Banic (24.96) and Sarah Sjostrom (25.04) finished second and third as they sit comfortably in the lead.

Men’s 50 Fly

Tokyo’s Takeshi Kawamoto perfected his finish in the 50 fly with a 22.50, just out-touching Energy’s Chad Le Clos (22.51), London’s Marius Kusch (22.53) and Tokyo’s Kosuke Matsui (22.58).

Women’s 100 Breast

Alia Atkinson got within three tenths of her own world record in the 100 breast with a 1:02.66 as she swam away from Benedetta Pilato (1:03.55) with New York’s Emily Escobedo (1:04.31) in third. Atkinson scored 15 points in total in that race.

Men’s 100 Breast

Project 55? Adam Peaty took down the 100 breast world record with a 55.49 in a tight battle with Energy’s Ilya Shymanovich (55.69), taking down Cameron van der Burgh’s 55.69 record from 2009. Peaty scored 15 points in total as Tokyo’s Yasuhiro Koseki was third at 56.11. Peaty now holds the world records in both the short course and long course venue, breaking his first world record in the short pool of his career.

Mixed 4×100 Free

London Roar took the mixed relay with a 3:15.17 with the quartet of Mikhail Vekovishchev (47.00), Duncan Scott (45.92), Anna Hopkin (51.21) and Freya Anderson (51.04) finishing ahead of Energy Standard at 3:15.56.

ISL Semifinal 1 Team Scores at break 2:

  1. Energy Standard 476
  2. London Roar 448
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings 345
  4. New York Breakers 204

Women’s 400 IM

Tokyo’s Yui Ohashi won a hard fought race with London’s Sydney Pickrem in the 400 IM with Ohashi winning at 4:23.25 to Pickrem’s 4:23.68. New York’s Abbie Wood, who has been on fire in a breakout season for the Breakers, finished in third at 4:25.65. Energy now holds a 20 point lead over the London Roar with three events remaining.

Men’s 400 IM

Tokyo continued its unbeaten streak in the 400 IM with Kosuke Hagino taking the race at 4:02.40 ahead of Max Litchfield (4:03.76) of Energy Standard. Litchfield’s swim was clutch as the London Roar were closing quickly on Energy Standard. Max Stupin’s fourth place finish of 4:05.12 gives the team about 30 points of breathing room headed into the Skins.

Women’s Skins Butterfly

Sarah Sjostrom and Maddy Banic packed on huge points for Energy Standard as the Swede won yet another Skins race as she has seemingly perfected three rounds of 50s.

Round One:

  1. Maddy Banic, Energy
  2. Arina Surkova, New York
  3. Sarah Sjostrom, Energy
  4. Mariia Kameneva, London
  5. Ai Soma, Tokyo
  6. Marie Wattel, London
  7. Kasia Wasick, New York
  8. Runa Imai, Tokyo

Round Two:

  1. Sarah Sjostrom, Energy
  2. Maddy Banic, Energy
  3. Arina Surkova, New York
  4. Mariia Kameneva, London

Round Three:

  1. Sarah Sjostrom, Energy
  2. Maddy Banic, Energy

Men’s Skins Breaststroke

Adam Peaty, fresh off a world record earlier in the day, consistently swam three races under 26 seconds in winning the 50 breast Skins. Although it wasn’t enough for the Roar to win the match, Peaty picked up big points for the Roar, finishing ahead of Energy’s Ilya Shymanovich, who Peaty’s coach Mel Marshall called out for kicking illegally earlier this season.

Round One:

  1. Adam Peaty, London
  2. Ilya Shymanovich, Energy
  3. Kirill Prigoda, London
  4. Felipe Lima, Energy
  5. Michael Andrew, New York
  6. Yasuhiro Koseki, Tokyo
  7. Vladimir Morozov, Tokyo
  8. Marco Koch, New York

Round Two:

  1. Adam Peaty, London
  2. Ilya Shymanovich, Energy
  3. Kirill Prigoda, London
  4. Felipe Lima, Energy

Round Three:

  1. Adam Peaty, London
  2. Ilya Shymanovich, Energy