Katinka Hosszu Puts a Few World Records on Notice During FINA World Cup Prelims

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DUBAI, UAE, August 31. With the Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu already netting more than $40,000 with a trio of world-record bonus checks in Doha, she;s looking for more after putting a few world records on notice this morning at the FINA World Cup stop in Dubai.

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Men’s 400 IM

Austria’s Sebastian Steffan took the top seed this morning in the slower heat of the distance medley with a 4:21.87, while Syria’s Ayman Klzie took second in 4:25.32.  Miles Jing Williams placed third in 4:33.27, while China’s Wang Yida took fourth in 4:41.43.

Men’s 100 free

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Photo Courtesy: Qatar Swimming

The men’s current points leader and defending 2013 FINA World Cup champion Chad le Clos took the top seed in the 100 free this morning with a 48.09.  Poland’s Konrad Czerniak finished second in 48.25 with South Africa’s Leith Shankland placing third in 48.26.

Finland’s Ari-Pekka Liukkonen (48.41), Germany’s Steffen Deibler (48.79), Switzerland’s Alexandre Haldemann (48.79), Japan’s Kenta Ito (49.20) and Austria’s Markus Scheruebl (49.21) also earned spots in the championship finale.

Women’s 200 free

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Photo Courtesy: Qatar Swimming

Federica Pellegrini’s world record of 1:51.17 from 2009 is living on borrowed time after the Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu put it on notice this morning with a blistering 1:51.50 to top qualifying.  She was under world record pace through 150 meters before easing off the gas a bit.  She’s already set three world records this year on the circuit, there’s little doubt she has some other targets in mind.

Hosszu’s Splits:

25.77, 54.01 (28.24), 1:22.92 (28.91), 1:51.50 (28.58)

Pellegrini’s World-Record Splits:

26.58, 54.84 (28.26), 1:23.09 (28.25), 1:51.17 (28.08)

Austria’s Lisa Zaiser (1:55.79), Hungary’s Evelyn Verraszto (1:59.58), Liechtenstein’s Julia Hassler (2:01.25), Germany’s Franziska Hentke (2:02.09), South Africa’s Taneal Baptiste (2:05.25), Syria’s Bayan Jumaa (2:05.41) and South Africa’s Michee Van Rooyen (2:07.70) will also swim in the finale.

Men’s 50 breast

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Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports

Italy’s Fabio Scozzoli put up the top time in the sprint breast this morning with a 26.57, while Russia’s Andrei Nikolaev took second in 26.97.

South Africa’s Roland Schoeman (27.11) and Giulio Zorzi (27.12) finished third and fourth, while USA’s Cody Miller placed fifth in 27.16.

Slovakia’s Marek Botik (27.28), Colombia’s Jorge Mario Murillo (27.34) and Finland’s Eetu Karvonen (27.42) also made the finale.

Women’s 100 breast

Photo Courtesy: Azaria Basile

Photo Courtesy: Azaria Basile

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson put up the top time this morning in a 1:04.09, while USA’s Breeja Larson joined her in the 1:04s with a second-place 1:04.87.  USA’s Laura Sogar rounded out the top three in 1:06.98.

Austria’s Lena Kreundl (1:07.62), USA’s Caitlin Leverenz (1:08.78), Austria’s Caroline Reitshammer (1:10.44), Sarra Lajnef (1:11.53) and South Africa’s Chelsea Meiring (1:14.94) will also compete in the finale tonight.

Women’s 100 fly

Photo Courtesy: FINA/Qatar Swimming/Alexandra Panagiotidou

Photo Courtesy: FINA/Qatar Swimming/Alexandra Panagiotidou

The Netherland’s Inge Dekker raced to the top seed this morning in 57.28 with Switzerland’s Danielle Villars earning second in 58.67.  Australia’s Marieke D’Cruz wound up third in 59.07.

Switzerland’s Martina van Berkel (1:00.28), Germany’s Franziska Hentke (1:00.34), Austria’s Claudia Hufnagl (1:00.60), China’s Zou Xinyi (1:02.14) and South Africa’s Lizanne Wiljoen (1:05.54) also made it to the finale.

Men’s 100 back

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Bobby Hurley (52.30) and Ashley Delaney (52.68) went 1-2 for the Aussies, while Spain’s Miguel Ozeki finished third in 53.39.

Japan’s Hayate Matsubara (53.54), USA’s Eugene Godsoe (54.35), Germany’s Christian Diener (54.88), Hong Kong’s Henry Kong (56.30) and Youssef Said (56.47) rounded out the top eight headed to finals.

Women’s 50 back

Photo Courtesy: FINA/Qatar Swimming/Alexandra Panagiotidou

Photo Courtesy: FINA/Qatar Swimming/Alexandra Panagiotidou

Katinka Hosszu remained on a roll with a 26.33 to dominate the sprint backstroke prelims.  Ukraine’s Daryna Zevina, a backstroke specialist, cruised to second in 27.31 with Poland’s Aleksandra Urbanczyk taking third in 27.44.

Colombia’s Carolina Colorado (27.76), Finland’s Anni Alitalo (27.92), Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson (28.00), Croatia’s Sanja Jovanovic (28.15) and Austria’s Joerdis Steinegger (28.75) all cleared 29 seconds to make the finale.

Men’s 200 fly

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Photo Courtesy: Qatar Swimming

USA’s Tom Shields, fresh off an American record 1:50.08 in Doha a few days ago, raced his way to a 1:56.56 this morning for the top seed in the event.  Russia’s Aleksandr Kudashev placed second in 1:57.38 with Hungary’s David Verraszto also making the top three in 1:57.49.

Japan’s Ko Fukuya (1:57.56), Poland’s Pawel Korzeniowski (1:58.68), Russia’s Nikolay Skvortsov (1:59.61), Colombia’s Julia Cesar Galofre (1:59.85) and Morocco’s Mouamane Batahi (2:03.05) finished fourth through eighth to earn spots in the finale.

Women’s 200 IM

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Photo Courtesy: Qatar Swimming

The Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu kept putting on the steam as she blasted the 200 IM prelims with a 2:03.07.  That’s just half-a-second off her world record of 2:02.61 from the Doha stop, and it looks like she has the potential to claim another world-record bonus check tonight.

Hosszu’s Splits:

27.15, 57.43 (30.28), 1:34.09 (36.66), 2:03.07 (28.98)

USA’s Caitlin Leverenz placed a distant second in 2:10.25 with Austria’s Lisa Zaiser finishing third in 2:10.66.

Spain’s Mireia Belmonte Garcia (2:11.79), Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson (2:13.81), Germany’s Franziska Hentke (2:16.42), China’s Zhu Chaonan (2:17.73) and Sarra Lajnef (2:19.58) put up the rest of the times headed to finals.

Men’s 400 free

David Brandl at the hand-out of the Austrian teams official attire for the Summer Olympics 2012 in London

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Austria’s David Brandl put up the top time of the morning by a wide margin with a 3:46.98, while Australia’s Thomas Fraser-Holmes and Tunisia’s Ahmed Mathlouthi tied for second with 3:49.23s.

Russia’s Aleksandr Krasnykh (3:50.54), Serbia’s Velimir Stjepanovic (3:51.41), Serbia’s Stefan Sorak (3:52.22), Hungary’s Gergo Kis (3:52.36) and Austria’s Markus Ambros (3:54.91) rounded out the finale field.

Women’s 50 free

Photo Courtesy: Minas Tenis Clube

Photo Courtesy: Minas Tenis Clube

The Netherlands’ Inge Dekker took another top seed, this time with a 24.49 in the 50 free.  Australia’s Marieke D’Cruz joined her under 25 seconds with a 24.92.

South Africa’s Lehesta Kemp (25.14), Poland’s Aleksandra Urbanczyk (25.22), Austria’s Lena Kreundl (25.52), China’s Bao Ying (25.92), USA’s Breeja Larson (26.05) and Singapore’s Mylene Ong (26.47) will also compete in the finale.

Men’s 200 breast

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Photo Courtesy: Qatar Swimming

Hungary’s Daniel Gyurta raced to the top seed with a 2:06.97, nearly two seconds clear of Japan’s Yukihiro Takahashi’s 2:08.95.  Germany’s Marco Koch took third in 2:09.15, while South Africa’s Ayrton Sweeney finished fourth in 2:09.25.

Austria’s Maximilian Reindl (2:09.79), Colombia’s Jorge Mario Murillo (2:10.41), Switzerland’s Jeremy Desplanches (2:10.62) and Australia’s Lennard Bremer (2:11.57) also earned transfer spots into the championship heat.

Men’s 100 IM

Photo Courtesy: David Farr

Photo Courtesy: David Farr

Trinidad and Tobago’s George Bovell topped the sprint medley qualifying in a time of 53.36, while USA’s Cody Miller joined him in the 53s with a second-seeded 53.54.

Serbia’s Boris Stojanovic (54.09), Germany’s Marco Koch (54.18), USA’s Thomas Shieldes (54.25), South Africa’s Leith Shankland (54.50), Italy’s Fabio Scozzoli (54.86) and Tunisia’s Taki Mrabet (55.19) also made their way into the finale.

Women’s 200 back

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Photo Courtesy: Qatar Swimming

The Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu set up another top seed with a 2:00.85 in the 200-meter back.  That’s less than a second off Missy Franklin’s world record of 2:00.03, a likely target for Hosszu heading into tonight’s finale.

Ukraine’s Daryna Zevina (2:06.14), Hungary’s Evelyn Verraszto (2:10.02), Austria’s Joerdis Steinegger (2:10.82), Colombia’s Carolina Colorado (2:11.18), Switzerland’s Martina Van Berkel (2:11.79), China’s Luo Yue (2:17.36) and China’s Tian Yunjing (2:17.74) will also compete in the championship heat.

Men’s 50 fly

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Photo Courtesy: Qatar Swimming

South Africa’s Roland Schoeman paced qualifying in 22.64 with Belarus’ Yauhen Tsurkin joining him under 23 seconds with a 22.83.

Germany’s Steffen Deibler (23.04), Poland’s Konrad Czerniak (23.14), USA’s Tom Shields (23.39), Switzerland’s Alexandre Haldemann (23.44), Finland’s Riku Poytakivi (23.46) and South Africa’s Chad le Clos (23.49) placed third through eighth for the final eight in the finale.

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