Viktoria Zeynep Gunes of Turkey raced to first in prelims of the women’s 200-meter IM finishing with a time of 2:12.52. Gunes finished only .20 seconds off of Ruta Meilutyte’s championship meet record of 2:12.32 from 2013.
Canada’s Mary-Sophie Harvey took second overall in prelims with a final time of 2:13.87, adding only .10 to her seed time of 2:13.77.
Japan’s Hiroko Makino finished third in prelims with a time of 2:14.31, adding to her seed time of 2:12.29.[table “” not found /]
Georgia Coates of Great Britain took fourth in the event with a finishing time of 2:14.32. Italy’s Ilaria Cusinato was a close fifth after posting a time of 2:14.49 from heat five.
Japan’s Runa Imai turned in a final time of 2:14.77 from heat six to grab the sixth place seed.
USA’s Tatum Wade and Brooke Forde complete the top eight qualifiers. Wade posted a final time of 2:14.86 for the seventh place seed, while Forde finished eighth with a time of 2:15.10.
Schedule of Events:
- Women’s 50-Meter Back
- Men’s 50-Meter Fly
- Women’s 400-Meter Free
- Men’s 200-Meter Breast
- Women’s 200-Meter Individual Medley
- Men’s 800-Meter Free Relay