Laszlo Cseh Wins 1st World Title in a Decade With 200 Fly Victory at 2015 FINA World Championships

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Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh upsets South Africa’s Chad le Clos in men’s 200-meter fly at the 2015 FINA World Championships for first world title since 2005.

Cseh overtook le Clos in the final 100 meters for the win, 1:53.48 to 1:53.68.  That’s Cseh’s second individual world title and first since winning the 400-meter IM back in 2005 a decade ago.

Cseh now has a total of 11 world championship titles, having claimed a truckload of medals behind Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte in the IMs and flies throughout the past 10 years.  He now has two golds, four silvers and five bronzes to his credit.

Le Clos, the clear favorite coming into the meet, took too much time to turn on the jets down the stretch as he settles for his first silver ever in world championship competition.

Poland’s Jan Switkowski put up a 1:54.10 to round out the podium with a bronze.

Japan’s Masato Sakai (1:54.24), Denmark’s Viktor Bromer (1:54.66), Japan’s Daiya Seto (1:55.16), Belgium’s Louis Croenen (1:55.39) and USA’s Tom Shields (1:56.17) also competed in the finale.

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Men’s 100 free semis
  • Women’s 50 back semis
  • Men’s 200 fly finals
  • Women’s 200 free finals
  • Men’s 50 breast finals
  • Women’s 200 fly semis
  • Men’s 200 IM semis
  • Men’s 800 free finals
  • Mixed 400 medley relay finals

HEAT SHEETS

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    Matt

    Congrats, Laszlo – long live longevity 🙂

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