Jeanette Ottesen, Kirill Prigoda Take Two Top Seeds Apiece on Day Two of Paris World Cup

Photo Courtesy: Joao Marc Bosch

On the second morning of the FINA World Cup in Paris, Jeanette Ottesen and Katinka Hosszu were well ahead of the field in the 100 freestyle. The two finished in 53.33 and 53.58. Zsuzsanna Jakabos was third with a 55.08.

Ottesen is also the first qualifier in tonight’s 50 butterfly with her 25.77.

Yulia Efimova was the only swimmer under 30 seconds in prelims of the 50 breaststroke, touching in 29.96. After tying her own world record in yesterday’s 100, Alia Atkinson was second in 30.11, just .02 faster than Katie Meili in 30.13.

Hosszu swam the fastest 100 IM of the morning, a 59.61, over three seconds shy of her own world record. Meili followed in 59.83. Emily Seebohm (59.96) and Lena Kreundl (59.98) were also under a minute.

Franziska Hentke will return to finals of the 200 butterfly with the top seed, after posting a 2:07.54 this morning.

Jordan Pothain posted a 1:45.67 for the top seed in the men’s 200 freestyle.

Kirill Prigoda stopped the clock in 58.28 in this morning’s 100 breaststroke. Vladimir Morozov was second in 59.12. World record holder Cameron Van Der Burgh followed with a 59.42.

Prigoda also led the way with a 1:57.38 in the 200 IM. Philip Heintz was on his heels in 1:57.93.

Morozov raced to a top seeded 21.01 in the 50 freestyle, just a tenth faster than Andrii Govorov in 21.11.

Chad Le Clos (51.72) edged Pavel Sankovich (51.90) and Adam Barrett (51.95) for the top seed in tonight’s 100 butterfly.

Mitch Larkin returns to finals first in the 50 backstroke after posting a 23.56.

Live results are available here.

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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