A number of fast swims highlighted the second day of prelims of the Singapore stop of the 2017 FINA World Cup. Regan Smith of the United States led by finishing first in the women’s 100 backstroke by over a second. Other highlights included multiple top eight finishes from Vladimir Morozov, Alex Walsh, and Kirill Prigoda.
Men’s 100 Freestyle
Russia’s Vladimir Morozov led the first prelims event of the morning, touching first in the men’s 100 freestyle in a time of 47.65. He was followed by South Africa’s Chad Le Clos for second in 47.75. Damian Wierling of Germany was third in 47.86.
Fourth place went to Cameron McEvoy of Australia in 48.01. France’s Clement Mignon placed fifth in 48.05, while Daniel Hunter of New Zealand was sixth in 48.14.
Ukraine’s Andrii Govorov came in seventh in 48.20. Kyle Stolk of the Netherlands finished eighth in 48.34.
Women’s 50 Breaststroke
Alia Atkinson of Jamaica led the women’s 50 breaststroke preliminaries in 30.44. Australia’s Emily Seebohm touched second in 30.63.
Denmark’s Rikke Pedersen and Singapore’s Roanne Ho tied for third place in a time of 30.91. China’s Jingyao Yu placed fifth in 31.09.
Alex Walsh of the United States came in sixth in 31.36, just ahead of Taipei’s Pei Wun Lin, who was seventh in 31.40. China’s Jinglin Shi rounded out the top eight for tonight’s final in 31.43.
Men’s 200 Breaststroke
Kirill Prigoda of Russia had the top time in the men’s 200 breaststroke in 2:06.87. Japan’s Daiya Seto followed in second with a time of 2:07.19. Ilya Shymanovich of Belarus rounded out the top three qualifiers in 2:07.43.
Australia’s Matthew Wilson picked up fourth place in 2:07.65. American Daniel Roy finished fifth in 2:08.11. Man Hou Chao of Macau was sixth in 2:08.93.
Seventh place went to Australian George James Harley in 2:08.97. Arno Kamminga of the Netherlands picked up eighth in 2:09.19.
Women’s 400 IM
Only seven swimmers competed in this morning’s heats of the women’s 400 IM. Ching Hwee Gan of Singapore led with a time of 4:47.96. Australia’s Jessie Mary Quinn followed in 4:53.06. 12 year old Ashley Lim of Singapore placed third in a time of 5:00.58.
The remaining swimmers were all from Singapore. Sarah Yip was fourth in 5:08.75, while Li Tong Madeline Lye finished fifth in 5:09.62.
Charmaine Lee came in sixth in 5:13.55. Seventh went to Jing Xuan Liau Claresa in 5:13.65.
Men’s 50 Backstroke
The men’s 50 backstroke prelims went to China’s Jiayu Xu in 23.48. Pavel Sankovich of Belarus placed second in 23.62. Germany’s Christian Diener was third in 23.92.
Israel’s Yakov Yan Toumarkin and Brazil’s Nelson Silva Junior tied for fourth place in 23.94.
Russia’s Morozov took sixth in 24.07. Seventh place went to Japan’s Ryosuke Irie in 24.11.
Women’s 100 Backstroke
American teenager Regan Smith is seeded first going into tonight’s finals of the women’s 100 backstroke. She touched first in 57.33, over a second faster than second place finisher Etiene Medeiros of Brazil. Medeiros finished in 58.69.
A second American, Alex Walsh, placed third in 58.98. Japan’s Sayaka Akase was fourth in 59.02. Margaret Macneil of Canada came in fifth in 59.05.
Sixth place went to China’s Jie Chen in 59.70. Germany’s Lisa Graf was seventh in 1:00.59. Her teammate Lisa Hopink finished eighth in 1:01.21.
Men’s 200 IM
Japan’s Seto led the men’s 200 IM in 1:55.04, followed by his teammate Irie in 1:55.59 for second. Hungary’s David Foldhazi was third in 1:56.16.
Kenneth To of Hong Kong came in fourth in 1:56.21, while Israel’s Toumarkin placed fifth in 1:56.49.
Hungarian teammates Peter Bernek and David Verraszto came in sixth and seventh in times of 1:56.91 and 1:57.00, respectively. Russia’s Prigoda finished eighth in 1:57.17.
Women’s 50 Butterfly
Australia’s Cate Campbell beat out Brazil’s Daynara De Paula to take the top spot in the women’s 50 butterfly. Campbell touched in 25.53 to De Paula’s 25.68.
Maaike De Waard of the Netherlands finished third in 25.79. China’s Yufei Zhang placed fourth in 25.84.
Pernille Blume of Denmark and Emma McKeon of Australia tied for fifth place in 26.26. Seventh place went to China’s Menghui Zhu in 26.27 just behind them.
Men’s 1500 Freestyle
Trey Freeman of the United States led the morning heats of the men’s 1500 freestyle, finishing first in 15:06.13. Singapore’s Glen Jun Wei Lim placed second in 15:28.89. Third place went to India’s Kushagra Rawat in 15:40.10.
Australian Jamie Oliver Parker came in fourth in 15:50.04. Maximillian Wei Ang of Singapore finished fifth in 16:05.31, while his teammate Timothy Tan was sixth in 16:33.69.
Yi Liang Pek and Ardi Azman, both of Singapore, were seventh and eighth in 16:39.83 and 16:46.08, respectively.
Women’s 200 Freestyle
Katinka Hosszu narrowly edged out Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom in the women’s 200 freestyle. Hosszu touched in 1:54.49, while Sjostrom was 1:54.57.
Lia Neal of the United States placed third in 1:55.99. Australia’s McKeon was fourth in 1:56.16, while her teammate Brittany Elmslie came in fifth in 1:56.70.
A third Australian, Bronte Campbell, was just behind in 1:56.71 for sixth. Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands finished seventh in 1:56.76. Yet another Australian, Gemma Cooney, was eighth in 1:56.94.
Men’s 100 Butterfly
The top spot for finals in the men’s 100 butterfly went to China’s Zhuhao Li in 50.86. He was followed by two swimmers from Belarus, Yauhen Tsurkin and Sankovich, for second and third. Tsurkin finished in 51.27, while Sankovich went 51.73.
A pair of Australians finished fourth and fifth. Nic Brown came in at 51.79, while Edward Marks was 51.82.
Sixth place went to Sajan Prakash Prakash of India in 51.87, while Japan’s Masaki Kaneko was seventh in 51.88. Germany’s Ramon Klenz and Hungary’s Daniel Dudas tied for eighth in 52.67.
Mixed 4×50 Freestyle Relay
Australia led the prelims of the mixed 4×50 freestyle relay in 1:31.68. The Netherlands was second in 1:32.29. The team of American teenagers finished third in 1:33.53, just off the World Junior record of 1:33.37.
Singapore finished fourth in 1:34.38, while Germany was fifth in 1:34.96. Canada took sixth in 1:36.24.
Seventh place went to Hong Kong in 1:36.64. China finished eighth in 1:37.42.