Tae Hwan Park Vaults to Top of World in 400 Free With 3rd Straight Win (Pan Pacific Championships Results)

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GOLD COAST, Australia, August 23.

Korea’s Tae Hwan Park became the first man to ever win the 400-meter free Pan Pacs title three straight times as he put up a 3:43.15 in the finale. Not only is Park the first to win the title three straight times with titles in 2006 and 2010, he’s also the first three-time winner period.  He broke a tie with Ian Thorpe (1999, 2002) with his victory tonight.  Park also vaulted to the top of the world with his time, eclipsing the 3:43.46 set by Ryan Cochrane of Canada at the Commonwealth Games.

Japan’s Kosuke Hagino, who won the 400 IM earlier this week, took silver in the 400 free with a 3:44.56.  That’s off his third-ranked 3:43.90 from Japanese Nationals, but still enough for second as USA’s Connor Jaeger picked up bronze in 3:45.31.  That’s a bit better for Jaeger than his ninth-ranked 3:45.34 from the Bulldog Grand Slam.

Cochrane was unable to replicate his Commonwealth Games speed as he took fourth in 3:45.99.

Australia’s Mack Horton (3:46.19), Australia’s David McKeon (3:46.40), Japan’s Yuki Kobori (3:49.05) and USA’s Michael McBroom (3:52.77) rounded out the rest of the top eight.

A Final Results:

  1 TAEHWAN, PARK    24 KOREA             3:46.10    3:43.15.  959  
    r:+0.65  25.85        54.17 (28.32)
        1:22.76 (28.59)     1:51.46 (28.70)
        2:19.98 (28.52)     2:48.55 (28.57)
        3:16.16 (27.61)     3:43.15 (26.99)
  2 HAGINO, KOSUKE   20 JAPAN             3:48.92    3:44.56.  941  
    r:+0.64  25.73        54.38 (28.65)
        1:23.45 (29.07)     1:52.27 (28.82)
        2:20.95 (28.68)     2:49.22 (28.27)
        3:17.46 (28.24)     3:44.56 (27.10)
  3 JAEGER, CONNOR   23 UNITED STATES     3:46.20    3:45.31   931  
    r:+0.68  26.42        54.98 (28.56)
        1:23.30 (28.32)     1:51.91 (28.61)
        2:20.38 (28.47)     2:48.98 (28.60)
        3:17.47 (28.49)     3:45.31 (27.84)
  4 COCHRANE, RYAN   25 CANADA            3:50.08    3:45.99   923  
    r:+0.75  26.39        54.56 (28.17)
        1:22.93 (28.37)     1:51.87 (28.94)
        2:20.62 (28.75)     2:49.66 (29.04)
        3:18.13 (28.47)     3:45.99 (27.86)
  5 HORTON, MACK     18 AUSTRALIA         3:49.07    3:46.19   921  
    r:+0.75  26.17        54.63 (28.46)
        1:23.28 (28.65)     1:52.12 (28.84)
        2:20.99 (28.87)     2:50.04 (29.05)
        3:18.73 (28.69)     3:46.19 (27.46)
  6 MCKEON, DAVID    22 AUSTRALIA         3:47.81    3:46.40   918  
    r:+0.68  25.78        53.94 (28.16)
        1:22.61 (28.67)     1:51.58 (28.97)
        2:20.57 (28.99)     2:49.79 (29.22)
        3:18.85 (29.06)     3:46.40 (27.55)
  7 KOBORI, YUKI     20 JAPAN             3:50.59    3:49.05   886  
    r:+0.71  26.09        54.79 (28.70)
        1:23.74 (28.95)     1:53.02 (29.28)
        2:22.45 (29.43)     2:51.97 (29.52)
        3:21.07 (29.10)     3:49.05 (27.98)
  8 MCBROOM, MICHAE  23 UNITED STATES     3:49.07    3:52.77   845  
    r:+0.76  26.81        55.40 (28.59)
        1:24.37 (28.97)     1:53.21 (28.84)
        2:22.48 (29.27)     2:52.88 (30.40)
        3:23.35 (30.47)     3:52.77 (29.42)

In an exciting battle before the television broadcast kicked on with the big lights, Australia’s Jordan Harrison clipped USA’s Matt McLean in the middle distance consolation heat, 3:47.45 to 3:47.70.  No one else came close in the B final as those two finished a few seconds ahead of New Zealand’s Matt Stanley (3:50.75).

New Zealand’s Ewan Jackson (3:52.32), China’s Qiu Ziao (3:52.97), Japan’s Kohei Yamamoto (3:53.15), New Zealand’s Dylan Dunlop-Barrett (3:53.96) and Canada’s Will Brothers (3:58.25) also competed in the consolation heat.

B Final Results:

  9 HARRISON, JORDA  19 AUSTRALIA         3:49.66    3:47.45   905  
    r:+0.62  26.54        55.07 (28.53)
        1:24.05 (28.98)     1:53.07 (29.02)
        2:21.86 (28.79)     2:50.74 (28.88)
        3:19.43 (28.69)     3:47.45 (28.02)
 10 MCLEAN, MATT     26 UNITED STATES     3:50.49    3:47.70   902  
    r:+0.74  26.47        55.27 (28.80)
        1:24.34 (29.07)     1:53.49 (29.15)
        2:22.50 (29.01)     2:51.48 (28.98)
        3:20.67 (29.19)     3:47.70 (27.03)
 11 STANLEY, MATTHE  22 NEW ZEALAND       3:53.33    3:50.75   867  
    r:+0.71  26.98        56.02 (29.04)
        1:25.42 (29.40)     1:54.85 (29.43)
        2:24.07 (29.22)     2:53.28 (29.21)
        3:22.49 (29.21)     3:50.75 (28.26)
 12 JACKSON, EWAN    21 NEW ZEALAND       3:55.34    3:52.32   850  
    r:+0.70  27.00        56.14 (29.14)
        1:25.75 (29.61)     1:55.36 (29.61)
        2:24.84 (29.48)     2:54.36 (29.52)
        3:23.58 (29.22)     3:52.32 (28.74)
 13 QIU, ZI'AO       15 CHINA             3:57.75    3:52.97   842  
    r:+0.76  26.92        55.95 (29.03)
        1:25.16 (29.21)     1:54.62 (29.46)
        2:24.17 (29.55)     2:54.15 (29.98)
        3:24.02 (29.87)     3:52.97 (28.95)
 14 YAMAMOTO, KOHEI  22 JAPAN             3:50.88    3:53.15   840  
    r:+0.67  26.77        55.36 (28.59)
        1:24.37 (29.01)     1:54.03 (29.66)
        2:24.04 (30.01)     2:54.05 (30.01)
        3:24.34 (30.29)     3:53.15 (28.81)
 15 DUNLOP-BARRETT,  23 NEW ZEALAND       3:54.05    3:53.96   832  
    r:+0.78  26.85        55.64 (28.79)
        1:24.57 (28.93)     1:54.27 (29.70)
        2:24.28 (30.01)     2:54.70 (30.42)
        3:24.96 (30.26)     3:53.96 (29.00)
 16 BROTHERS, WILL   19 CANADA            3:58.72    3:58.25   788  
    r:+0.73  27.52        57.20 (29.68)
        1:26.95 (29.75)     1:57.17 (30.22)
        2:27.30 (30.13)     2:57.96 (30.66)
        3:28.36 (30.40)     3:58.25 (29.89)

 

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