Short Course World Championships: Arno Kamminga Leads Loaded 100 Breast Final (Day Two Heat Sheets)

short course world championships KAMMINGA Arno NED 100m Breaststroke Men Heats Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates 16/12/2021 Etihad Arena FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) Photo Andrea Staccioli / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto
Arno Kamminga -- Photo Courtesy: Andrea Staccioli / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto

Short Course World Championships: Arno Kamminga Leads Loaded 100 Breast Final (Day Two Heat Sheets)

The second evening of finals at the Short Course World Championships in Abu Dhabi will include eight medal races plus two semifinals. The session will kick off with the women’s 200 medley relay, where the United States and Canada will face off after the two nations tied for gold in the 400 freestyle relay Thursday. The Americans were top seeds by six tenths, and they could have new swimmers joining the squad after Katharine BerkoffEmily EscobedoClaire Curzan and Kate Douglass swam in prelims.

Check out the full heat sheet for day two finals.

Next up, Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov and the USA’s Shaine Casas are tied for the top seed in the men’s 100 back final, while Russia’s Svetlana Chimrova holds down lane four for the women’s 200 fly, with Olympic gold medalist Zhang Yufei right next to her in lane five. Then, the much-anticipated men’s 100 breaststroke final features Olympic silver medalist Arno Kamminga as the top seed, with Nic Fink, world-record holder Ilya Shymanovich, Fabien Schwingenschlogl and Olympic bronze medalist Nicolo Martinenghi all in contention.

Russia’s Nika Godun is seeded first in a wide-open women’s 50 breast final, before Olympic bronze medalist Fernando Scheffer takes center stage as top seed in the men’s 200 free. That final features four other Tokyo finalists: South Korea’s Hwang Sunwoo, British Olympic silver medalist Duncan Scott, the USA’s Kieran Smith and Lithuania’s Danas Rapsys.

The day’s two semifinals include the women’s 100 free, where Siobhan Haughey is the top seed, and the men’s 100 fly, led by Noe Ponti. The women’s 100 back final sees Sweden’s Louise Hansson in lane four, with Kira Toussaint, Rhyan WhiteKylie Masse and Berkoff all very much in medal contention. The mixed 200 freestyle relay rounds out the session, with Russia as the top seed from prelims.

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