Matt Sates Wins Two In Two On First Day Of Lausanne Swim Cup: Victories For Peaty, Carraro & Wattel

Matthew Sates of South Africa reacts after winning the gold medal in the 200m Individual Medley Men Final with a new african record during the FINA Swimming Short Course World Championships at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in Melbourne, Australia, December 13th, 2022. Photo Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto 2022, Sport, FINA, Aquatics, Short Course, World Aquatics, Swimming, Championships, World Championships, Matthew Sates of South Africa, 200m Individual Medley Men Final
Matt Sates: Photo Courtesy: Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto

Matt Sates Wins Two In Two On First Day Of Lausanne Swim Cup: Victories For Peaty, Carraro & Wattel

Matt Sates made it two victories in two races as he won the 400 free and 400IM at the opening day of the Lausanne Swim Cup.

Sates went away from Kregor Zirk after the 250m mark after the pair having traded the lead in the opening five lengths, a 27.95 split guiding him to a 2.04sec advantage at the penultimate turn.

The Estonian reduced the deficit with a 28.62 final 50 but not enough to threaten the South African who stopped the clock at 3:50.45.

Zirk clocked 3:51.80 with Marc-Antoine Olivier rounding out the podium in 3:52.36.

Sates returned for the timed final of the 400IM, dominating from first to last in 4:18.86.

Adam Peaty won the 50 breaststroke in 27.08 – 0.05 outside his winning time at the Commonwealth Games last year – leading home James Wilby (27.63) for a British one-two with Christian Ferraro of Italy third in 28.22.

Martina Carraro produced the only sub-31 of the women’s race which she won convincingly in 30.77 ahead of Tatjana Schoenmaker (31.05) and Nika Godun (31.67).


Marie Wattel: Photo Courtesy: Andrea Staccioli / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto

Just 0.06secs separated the first three women home in the 50 free.

Marie Wattel edged Anna Hopkin by 0.02 in 24.95 to 24.97 with Melanie Henique rounding out the podium in 25.01.

Meiron Cheruti headed the men’s dash in 22.18 ahead of Florent Manaudou (22.35) and Thomas Ceccon (22.45).

Anna Egorova – one of a number of Russian athletes competing – won the women’s 400 free, leading throughout to win in 4:11.36 ahead of Britain’s Abbie Wood (4:13.71).

Zirk Turns Silver To Gold; Mityukov Overhauls Greenbank

Zirk returned to the pool after the 400 free to upgrade second to first in the 200 fly.


Kregor Zirk: Photo Courtesy: Mine Kasapoglu / ISL

The Tokyo Olympian dominated throughout and was the only man inside 2mins as he finished in 1:59.16 ahead of Aaron Schmidt (2:02.09) and Ferraro (2:02.57).

Roman Mityukov cancelled out a deficit of 0.58 at the final turn to overhaul Luke Greenbank in the 200 back.

The world silver medallist led from the start only for a final split of 29.36 to steer the Swiss past him and into the wall in 1:58.02 ahead of the Briton (1:58.39).

Fanny Borer won the women’s race convincingly in 2:15.76 before coming back for the 200 fly in which she was second in 2:18.60 behind Anina Grabher (2:15.95).

Giada Alzetta headed the women’s 400IM in 4:54.87.


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1 year ago

How are Russian swimmers able to compete in Europe ?

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