DOHA – USA’s Ryan Lochte will be looking for his fourth straight win in the 100 IM after leading semis at the FINA World Short Course Championships.
Lochte, the world-record holder with a 50.71 from 2012, posted a world-leading 51.41 tonight in semis. That swim cleared Vlad Morozov’s world-leading 51.57 from prelims.
Lochte has won the previous three world titles in the sprint medley with victories in 2008, 2010 and 2012.
Germany’s Markus Deibler, who took silver behind Lochte in 2010, is vying for an upset after qualifying second in 51.46.
Russia’s Vlad Morozov posted a 51.60 for third, while Japan’s Kosuke Hagino placed fourth in 51.89.
Russia’s Sergei Fesikov (51.98), Poland’s Marcin Cieslak (52.39), Japan’s Takuro Fujii (52.51) and Brazil’s Henrique Rodrigues (52.51) will bracket the leaders in finals tomorrow.
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- Men’s 200 free relay finals
- Women’s 100 breast finals
- Men’s 50 back finals
- Women’s 50 back semis
- Men’s 100 free semis
- Women’s 50 free semis
- Men’s 50 fly finals
- Women’s 100 fly semis
- Men’s 100 IM semis
- Women’s 200 IM finals
- Men’s 50 breast semis
- Mixed 200 medley relay finals
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