USA’s Maya DiRado Ties Pan Pacs Record in 200 IM Victory (Pan Pacific Championships, Results)

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GOLD COAST, Australia, August 24.

USA’s Maya DiRado knocked off Australia’s Alicia Coutts, 2:09.93 to 2:10.25, for the title this evening.  That swim tied Emily Seebohm’s meet record from 2010 and moved DiRado up to fourth in the world this year.  Only Katinka Hosszu (2:08.11), Siobhan-Marie O’Connor (2:08.21) and Coutts (2:08.89) have been faster. USA’s Caitlin Leverenz captured bronze with a 2:10.67, equaling her bronze from 2010 but with a faster time (2:11.21).

Japan’s Kanako Watanabe (2:11.16), Japan’s Rika Omoyo (2:12.39), China’s Zhou Min (2:12.41), Australia’s Emily Seebohm (2:13.25) and Canada’s Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson (2:13.31) also put up times in the championship heat.

Seebohm, the defending champion, just never got on track in the IM this week after putting up some amazing times in the backstroke.

A Final Results

  1 DIRADO, MAYA     21 UNITED STATES     2:11.16    2:09.93P  915  
    r:+0.74  28.76      1:01.07 (32.31)
        1:39.36 (38.29)     2:09.93 (30.57)
  2 COUTTS, ALICIA   26 AUSTRALIA         2:11.95    2:10.25   908  
    r:+0.71  27.48      1:00.64 (33.16)
        1:39.10 (38.46)     2:10.25 (31.15)
  3 LEVERENZ, CAITL  23 UNITED STATES     2:11.23    2:10.67   899  
    r:+0.67  27.95      1:01.98 (34.03)
        1:39.08 (37.10)     2:10.67 (31.59)
  4 WATANABE, KANAK  17 JAPAN             2:11.74    2:11.16   889  
    r:+0.70  28.68      1:03.07 (34.39)
        1:40.21 (37.14)     2:11.16 (30.95)
  5 OMOTO, RIKA      17 JAPAN             2:12.53    2:12.39   865  
    r:+0.63  28.43      1:02.85 (34.42)
        1:40.95 (38.10)     2:12.39 (31.44)
  6 ZHOU, MIN        16 CHINA             2:12.96    2:12.41   864  
    r:+0.70  28.90      1:01.73 (32.83)
        1:41.41 (39.68)     2:12.41 (31.00)
  7 SEEBOHM, EMILY   22 AUSTRALIA         2:13.58    2:13.25   848  
    r:+0.66  28.35      1:01.94 (33.59)
        1:41.47 (39.53)     2:13.25 (31.78)
  8 SELTENREICH-HOD  19 CANADA            2:14.73    2:13.31   847  
    r:+0.73  29.05      1:03.11 (34.06)
        1:40.67 (37.56)     2:13.31 (32.64)

USA’s Melanie Margalis had to follow Katie Ledecky’s epic world record swim, and she did a good job of it with a 2:11.42 to win the B final.  Japan’s Miho Teramura finished second in 2:12.75 with China’s Zhang Sishi earning third in 2:12.92.

Australia’s Keryn McMaster (2:14.53), Canada’s Sydney Pickrem (2:15.42), Canada’s Marni Oldershaw (2:15.90), China’s Zhang Jiaqi (2:19.14) and South Africa’s Beatrix Malan (2:24.03) also competed.

B Final Results

  1 MARGALIS, MELANIE      22 UNITED STATES       2:12.25    2:11.42
     r:+0.73     28.75        1:02.15 (33.40)
        1:40.45 (38.30)       2:11.42 (30.97)
  2 TERAMURA, MIHO         19 JAPAN               2:13.18    2:12.75
     r:+0.70     28.45        1:03.99 (35.54)
        1:41.15 (37.16)       2:12.75 (31.60)
  3 ZHANG, SISHI           20 CHINA               2:15.32    2:12.92
     r:+0.63     28.60        1:03.00 (34.40)
        1:42.13 (39.13)       2:12.92 (30.79)
  4 MCMASTER, KERYN        20 AUSTRALIA           2:14.30    2:14.53
     r:+0.66     29.07        1:03.53 (34.46)
        1:42.82 (39.29)       2:14.53 (31.71)
  5 PICKREM, SYDNEY        16 CANADA              2:15.88    2:15.42
     r:+0.74     29.85        1:03.69 (33.84)
        1:43.39 (39.70)       2:15.42 (32.03)
  6 OLDERSHAW, MARNI       20 CANADA              2:15.87    2:15.90
     r:+0.74     29.87        1:05.31 (35.44)
        1:43.34 (38.03)       2:15.90 (32.56)
  7 ZHANG, JIAQI           18 CHINA               2:17.89    2:19.14
     r:+0.71     29.86        1:05.51 (35.65)
        1:46.68 (41.17)       2:19.14 (32.46)
  8 MALAN, BEATRIX         18 SOUTH AFRICA        2:24.50    2:24.03
     r:+0.78     30.95        1:06.63 (35.68)
        1:49.68 (43.05)       2:24.03 (34.35)

 

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