Natsumi Hoshi Captures 200 Fly World Title at 2015 FINA World Championships

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Japan’s Natsumi Hoshi powered her way to her first world title with a win at the women’s 200-meter fly at the 2015 FINA World Championships.

Katie McLaughlin (USA)  and Franziska Hentke  (Germany) led the first and 2nd positions through the first 150 meters. Hoshi, who sat back in the third and fourth-place spots throughout most of the swim, turned on the jets to win the title down the stretch with a 2:05.56.

That swim put Hoshi third in the world rankings behind Hentke (2:05.26) and Madeline Groves (2:05.41) this year.

Hoshi didn’t need her best for the win as she’s been a 2:04.69 back in 2012 for the Japanese record.

USA’s Cammile Adams chased down her first world championship medal with a silver-winning time of 2:06.40.  That’s her lifetime best, clearing a 2:06.52 on her resume as the Pan Pacific Champion clinched silver here on the brightest stage.

China’s Zhang Yufei lowered her own World Junior Record with a bronze-winning 2:06.51.  That swim cleared her 2:06.92 set yesterday.

Australia’s Brianna Throssell (2:06.78), Germany’s Hentke (2:06.78), USA’s Katie McLaughlin (2:06.95), Hungary’s Liliana Szilagyi (2:07.76) and China’s Zhou Yilin (2:10.20) closed out the rest of the championship field.

SPLITS

HOSHI Natsumi JPN             28.81 (4) 1:01.06 (3) 1:33.22 (3) 2:05.56 (1)

ADAMS Cammile USA          28.96 (7) 1:01.23 (5) 1:33.71 (5) 2:06.40 (2)

ZHANG Yufei CHN 0.78        28.29 (3) 1:00.74 (4) 1:33.65 (4) 2:06.51 (3)

THROSSELL Brianna AUS     28.73 (6) 1:01.22 (6) 1:33.84 (6) 2:06.78 (4)

HENTKE Franziska GER        28.76 (2) 1:00.34 (2) 1:32.86 (2) 2:06.78 (5)

MCLAUGHLIN Katie USA       28.09 (1) 1:00.28 (1) 1:32.82 (1) 2:06.95 (6)

SZILAGYI Liliana HUN          28.96 (8) 1:01.89 (7) 1:34.05 (7) 2:07.76 (7)

ZHOU Yilin CHN                   28.70 (5) 1:01.15 (8) 1:35.09 (8) 2:10.20 (8)

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SCHEDULED EVENTS

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

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  1. Yuko Nono

    星さん素晴らしい!越谷出身だよ~

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