2019 World University Games Day 5 Finals: Apple, Lovemore Earn Victory

Tate Jackson. Photo Courtesy: Andy Ringgold / Aringo Photos

Day five of the 2019 World University Games in Naples, Italy features four finals and five semi finals starting off with the men’s 800 free. USA’s Zach Apple and Tate Jackson will have an exciting battle against Brazil swimmers Felipe De Souza and Marco Antonio Ferreira in the men’s 100 free. Tayla Lovemore and Tatjana Rens Schoemnaker of South Africa will also be fighting for gold as they head into finals as the top seed in their respective events.

Men’s 800 Free

Russia’s Anton Nikiton got his hand to the wall first in a time of 7:56.65. The top five swimmers all broke 8:00 and it was a tight race for the last two spots on the podium. USA’s Nick Norman earned silver in a time of 7:57.95 just ahead of Poland’s Filip Zaborowski (7:58.27).

Fourth place went to Italy’s Matteo Lamberti (7:58.29) with Spain’s Albert Escrits Manosa (7:59.64) close behind.

Russia’s Ernest Maksumov (8:00.54), Germany’s Henning Muehlleitner (8:04.53), and Jose Lopes (8:04.68) of Portugal finish sixth through eighth.


Women’s 200 Free Semi Final

USA swimmers Gabby DeLoof and Paige Madden lead the way after semi finals and take the top two seeds going into tomorrow’s finals. DeLoof finished in a time of 1:58.46 to win heat 1 shortly before Madden took the lead in heat 2 and finished in a time of 1:59.01.

Russia’s Mariia Baklakova (1:59.22), Italy’s Linda Caponi (1:59.42), and Great Britian’s Kathryn Greenslade (1:59.88) all touched under 2:00 and qualified for the finals. Russia’s Irina Krivonogova (2:00.14) and Canada’s Kennedy Goss (2:00.49) both qualified during heat 2 and Italy’s Alice Scarabelli was able to claim that 8th spot for the finals during heat 1.


Men’s 100 Fly Semi Final

USA’s Jack Saunderson (52.12) qualified as top seed for the finals, just .01 ahead of Brazil’s Iago Moussalem (52.13). Nearly half a second separates the top eight qualifiers heading into the finals.

Russian teammates Aleksandr Sadovnikov (52.19) and Egor Kuimov (52.64) along with Japan’s Yuya Tanaka (52.26) had great swims from heat 2. Qualifiers from heat 1 include Japan’s Shinnosuke Ishikawa (52.33), USA’s Coleman Stewart (52.44), and Poland’s Michal Poprawa (52.46).


Women’s 200 Breast 

Tatjana Rens Schoemnaker of South Africa wins another gold medal for her impressive 2:22.92 in the finals tonight. Schoemnaker dropped almost a second from her time in the semi finals and was able to bring it home in a 36.22. Finishing in second place was USA’s Emily Escobedo (2:23.65) ahead of Japan’s Kanako Watanabe (2:24.18).

Kaylene Corbett of South Africa came in fourth (2:24.93) just ahead of Russia’s Daria Chikunova (2:25.14). Italy’s Francesca Fangio (2:25.80) touched sixth ahead of Great Britain teammates Jocelyn Ulyett (2:26.10) and Katie Jane Matts (2:27.32).


Men’s 100 Free

USA teammates Zach Apple (48.01) and Tate Jackson 948.29) win gold and silver ahead of Brazil’s Marco Antonio Ferreira (48.57).

Italy’s Ivano Vendrame touched fourth in a time of 48.87 ahead of Brazil’s Felipe De Souza (48.94). Great Britain’s David Ross Cumberlidge finished sixth (49.03) with Austria’s Heiko Gigler (49.52) and Korea’s Jaehoon Yang (49.56) closely behind.


Women’s 50 Back Semi Final

USA’s Elise Haan swims a 28.25 to qualify top seed for finals tomorrow night. Italy’s Silvia Scalia (28.28) separates the USA teammates as she touched just ahead of Katharine Berkoff (28.41) who will head into finals ranked third.

Poland’s Agata Naskret and Canada’s Ingrid Wilm tie for fourth place in a time of 28.48.

The rest of the finals heat for the women’s 50 back will include Austria’s Calypso McDonnell (28.54), Germany’s Nadine Laemmler (28.68), and Marieke Tienstra (28.83) of the Netherlands.



Men’s 200 Back Semi Final

USA teammates Austin Katz (1:55.57) and Clark Beach (1:57.68) have impressive swims in heat 2 of the semi finals to qualify first and third seed for the finals tomorrow night. South Africa’s Martin Binedell (1:57.65) took the lead in heat 1 to qualify as second seed heading into the finals.

Russia’s Grigory Tarasevich (1:58.11) qualifies fourth just ahead of Austria’s Cameron Tysoe (1:58.20) and Spain’s Manuel Bacarizo (1:58.76).

Other finalists for tomorrow include Italy’s Emanuel Turchi (1:58.79) and France’s Mathieu Geoffroy (1:58.81).


Women’s 100 Fly

Tayla Lovemore of South Africa was able to maintain her top seed from the semi finals and win gold with a time of 58.74. USA’s Dakota Luther dropped .20 from her time in semi finals to finish second in a time of 58.82.

Germany’s Lisa Hoepink (58.87) takes third ahead of Japan’s Ai Soma (58.89) and Russia’s Polina Eqorova (59.16).

Kinge Zandringa of the Netherlands finishes sixth (59.37) with Brazil’s Giovanna Diamante (59.48) and Canada’s Hannah Genich (59.65) closely behind.


Men’s 50 Breast Semi Final

Michael Houlie of South Africa breaks the World University Games meet record finishing in a time of 26.82. Houlie broke the meet record earlier this morning with his previous time of 26.98.

Russia’s Kirill Prigoda (27.28) qualified third for finals just ahead of USA’s Ian Finnerty (27.32) and Brazil’s Pedro Cardona (27.33).

Korea’s Jaekwoon Moon (27.53) and USA’s Connor Hoppe (27.66) both posted times in heat 1 that qualify them as fifth and sixth seed for tomorrow’s finals. France’s Theo Bussiere (27.67) and Great Britian’s Craig Benson (27.68) claimed the last two spots heading into finals.



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Momma Badger
Momma Badger
4 years ago

Cam Tysoe is from Austrailia, not Austria. Go Badgers!

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