Laszlo Cseh Skyrockets to Top of World Rankings in 100 Fly at 2015 FINA World Championships

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Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh turned in an impressive 50.91 to rocket himself to the top of the world rankings for 2015. Cseh’s prelims time bested his former time of 51.97 by over a second, shooting him from eighteenth in the world rankings to first.

Tom Shields of the United States claimed the second-place seed with a 51.09. This new time moves Shields up to second in the world rankings as well.

China’s Zhuhao Li turned in a 51.54 for the third-place seed. Li improved his world best time of 51.82 by .28 seconds, enough to move him up in the world rankings from thirteenth to sixth.

Konrad Czerniak of Poland turned in a 51.58 to claim the fourth-place seed for semi-finals.

Singapore’s Joseph Schooling took fifth overall with a 51.65, while Japan’s Takuro Fujii was sixth with a 51.76.

Pawel Korzeniowski posted a 51.79 for the seventh-place seed, while Chad Le Clos joined him in the top heat with a 51.83 for eighth.

Italy’s Matteo Rivolta (51.88), USA’s Tim Phillips (51.90), Germany’s Steffen Diebler (51.90), Italy’s Piero Codia (51.94), France’s Mehdy Metella (52.07), Australia’s Jayden Hadler (52.17), Australia’s Tommaso D’Orsogna (52.22), and Pavel Sankovich (52.29) complete the top sixteen for semi-finals.


Men’s 50 Free

Women’s 50 Fly

Men’s 100 Fly

Women’s 200 Back

Men’s 4×200 Free Relay

Women’s 800 Free



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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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