Marco Koch Bests Competition in 200 Breast in Finals at 2015 FINA World Championships

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Germany’s Marco Koch bested the competition in the men’s 200 breaststroke turning in a final time of 2:07.76. Koch’s win ends Daniel Gyurta’s winning streak in the event and neared his meet record of 2:07.23 from 2013. Gyurta slipped to third in the event finishing with a time of 2:08.10.

Kevin Cordes of the USA posted a time of 2:08.05 to claim silver in the event. Cordes improved upon his time of 2:08.69 from earlier in the meet.

Great Britain’s Andrew Willis finished fourth overall in the event with a time of 2:08.52, dropping .07 from his time of 2:08.59 from the British Championships.

Yasuhiro Koseki of Japan slipped to fifth overall with a finishing time of 2:09.12.

Dmitriy Balandin (2:09.58), Russia’s Anton Chupkov (2:09.96) and China’s Feilian Mao (2:10.02) finished sixth, seventh, and eighth respectively.

Scheduled Events

  • Women’s 100 Free (Finals)
  • Men’s 200 Back (Finals)
  • Women’s 200 Back (Semis)
  • Men’s 50 Free (Semis)
  • Women’s 200 Breast (Finals)
  • Men’s 100 Fly (Semis)
  • Women’s 50 Fly (Semis)
  • Men’s 200 Breast (Finals)
  • Men’s 800 Free Relay (Finals)
  • Men’s 50 Free (Swim-Off)

2015 FINA World Championships Finals, Day 6 – Results

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    Peter Scott

    Andrew Willis came back fast on the last length just missing out on the Bronze!! Hard luck!!

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