Siobhan-Marie O’Connor Leads Way Through 100 IM Semis at Worlds

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor

DOHA – Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Katinka Hosszu will do battle in the 100 IM finale after a strong semifinal round at the FINA World Short Course Championships.

The top two swimmers in the world set up a head-to-head matchup in finals as Great Britain’s Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu went 1-2 in semis.

O’Connor bettered her second-ranked season best of 57.98 from prelims with a 57.66 to lead the way into finals.  Hosszu, the world-record holder with a 56.86 from the Dubai stop of the FINA World Cup this year, cruised into second with a 57.89.

Australia’s Emily Seebohm turned in a third-seeded time of 58.31 to move to fourth in the world, ahead of Ye Shiwen’s 58.36, while Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson took fourth tonight in 58.66.

Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania raced her way to fifth in 58.84 with USA’s Melanie Margalis taking sixth in 58.87.

Israel’s Amit Ivry (58.88) and Hungary’s Evelyn Verraszto (59.11) also snared transfer spots into the finale.

Name 50 100
O’Connor 26.46 57.66
Hosszu 26.64 57.89
Seebohm 26.52 58.31



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  • Men’s 200 medley relay finals
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  • Men’s 400 IM finals
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  • Men’s 100 back finals
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  • Men’s 50 free semis
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  • Men’s 100 breast finals
  • Women’s 100 IM semis
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