Vladislav Grinev Takes Down World Cup Record With 47.7 100 Free; McKeown Swims 59.2 100 Back

Photo Courtesy: FINA / Budapest 2019

Russia’s Vladislav Grinev had the swim of the day on Saturday at the FINA World Cup in Kazan as he swam a 47.78 in the 100 free to break the meet record of 47.88 set by Vladimir Morozov earlier this year in Singapore. Grinev took down Morozov as the World Cup leader settled for second here with a 48.15.

Grinev was the bronze medalist in the 100 free at the World Championships this summer behind Caeleb Dressel and Kyle Chalmers as his 47.82 in the final was slower than what he swam today in Kazan in familiar waters. He still has a season best of 47.43 from the Russian Nationals in April as he sits fourth in the world rankings heading into next year. Grinev just turned 23 this year as he will be trying to lead a Russian team to a gold medal in the 4×100 free relay next summer, which would be their first in Olympic history. The Russians were the silver medalists behind the Americans at Worlds this summer with Grinev, Morozov, Kliment Kolesnikov and Evgeny Rylov.

This has been a long year of racing for Morozov, who has competed at every single World Cup stop this year, doing all three Asia stops after the World Championships as well as the two European stops at the start of October. He also competed two straight weeks with the International Swimming League and is back competing in Kazan. He will presumably continue racing in Doha next week before going to London to swim in the ISL European Derby.

Australia’s women backstrokers have been swimming very well in October with Minna Atherton breaking a SCM world record at the ISL and Kaylee McKeown swimming a nice 59.25 in long course this week in Kazan. McKeown was fifth in the 100 back at the World Championships and was the silver medalist in the 200.

McKeown will have a tough time trying to make Australia’s Olympic team next summer as multi-time World Champ Emily Seebohm will not go down without a fight as she swam a 59.63 today in Kazan. Only two swimmers will get to go to Tokyo between Atherton, McKeown, and Seebohm and it will certainly be a can’t-miss race next June. But staying in November, McKeown finished just ahead of Russia’s Mariia Kameneva (59.27).

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu picked up her 301st World Cup win with a 4:36.77 in the 400 IM as she won by a landslide over Austria’s Claudia Hufnagl (4:44.66) and Zuszsanna Jakabos (4:44.68).

Italy’s Arianna Castiglioni swam a 1:07.59 in the 100 breast final in winning ahead of Russia’s Mariia Temnikova (1:07.67). Castiglioni finished eighth at the Worlds in this event with a 1:07.0 so it is a good sign for her that she is close to her fully rested time this year. Temnikova did not swim in Gwangju since Russia’s breaststroke depth is unmatched. Like the Aussies in the women’s backstroke, it will be a huge dogfight at Russia’s Olympic Trials next year to secure a spot for the Tokyo team.

Results from the rest of the session

Women’s 400 IM

1 HOSSZU Katinka Hungary HUN 4:36.77
2 HUFNAGL Claudia Austria AUT 4:44.66
3 JAKABOS Zsuzsanna Hungary HUN 4:44.68
4 SHERIDAN Mikkayla Australia AUS 4:47.89
5 ANDRUSENKO Veronika Russian Federation RUS 4:48.81
6 SONG Zixin People's Republic of China CHN 4:53.87
7 NAMAZOVA Marina Club CLB 4:56.21
8 BABACAN Doga Turkey TUR 5:00.22

Men’s 1500 Free

1 DRUZHININ Ilia Russian Federation RUS 15:10.73
2 POTAPOV Iaroslav Russian Federation RUS 15:24.71
3 KIM Woomin Republic of Korea KOR 15:30.93
4 KURACHKIN Kanstantsin Belarus BLR 15:55.50
5 TRAVNIKOV Maksim Club CLB 15:56.01
6 WOJDAK Wojciech Poland POL 16:00.50
7 TAN Luke Yu Yang Singapore SGP 16:07.05
8 POLIAKOV Dmitrii Club CLB 16:22.04

Men’s 50 Back

1 MOROZOV Vladimir Russian Federation RUS 24.55
2 ANDREW Michael United States of America USA 24.60
3 TARASEVICH Grigory Russian Federation RUS 24.85
4 MARTIN Daniel Romania ROU 25.15
5 FESIKOV Sergei Russian Federation RUS 25.19
6 MALTSEV Dmitry Club CLB 25.25
7 LEE Juho Republic of Korea KOR 25.56
8 TATARENKO Pavel Club CLB 25.59

Women’s 200 Free

1 USTINOVA Daria S Russian Federation RUS 1:59.23
2 MULLAKAEVA Daria Russian Federation RUS 1:59.43
3 JAKABOS Zsuzsanna Hungary HUN 1:59.45
4 SHERIDAN Mikkayla Australia AUS 1:59.46
5 BAKLAKOVA Mariia Russian Federation RUS 1:59.55
6 SALAMATINA Valeriia Russian Federation RUS 2:00.00
7 VERRASZTO Evelin Hungary HUN 2:00.36
8 KAHLER Marlene Austria AUT 2:01.78

Men’s 200 IM

1 HEINTZ Philip Germany GER 1:59.11
2 RAPSYS Danas Lithuania LTU 1:59.97
3 SUNAMA Keita Japan JPN 2:00.76
4 KIM Minsuk Republic of Korea KOR 2:01.06
5 FEDOROV Aleksandr Russian Federation RUS 2:03.18
6 STABER Patrick Austria AUT 2:03.97
7 TOUMARKIN Yakov Israel ISR 2:03.98
8 BORODIN Ilia Russian Federation RUS 2:04.59

Women’s 100 Back


1 MCKEOWN Kaylee Australia AUS 59.25
2 KAMENEVA Mariia Russian Federation RUS 59.27
3 SEEBOHM Emily Australia AUS 59.63
4 TOUSSAINT Kira Netherlands NED 59.65
5 FESIKOVA Anastasiia Russian Federation RUS 1:00.67
6 USTINOVA Daria K Russian Federation RUS 1:01.38
7 WANG Jiayin People's Republic of China CHN 1:01.45
8 PRIKHODKO Irina Russian Federation RUS 1:02.59

Men’s 50 Breast


1 KOSEKI Yasuhiro Japan JPN 27.07
2 LIMA Felipe Brazil BRA 27.11
3 KAMMINGA Arno Netherlands NED 27.15
4 NIKOLAEV Andrei Russian Federation RUS 27.27
5 ANDREW Michael United States of America USA 27.32
6 PACKARD Jake Australia AUS 27.42
7 MOON Jaekwon Republic of Korea KOR 27.49
8 WILLIAMSON Sam Australia AUS 27.60

Women’s 50 Fly

1 SURKOVA Arina Russian Federation RUS 25.62
2 CAMPBELL Cate Australia AUS 26.08
3 OTTESEN Jeanette Denmark DEN 26.11
4 JEONG Soeun Republic of Korea KOR 26.26
5 COLEMAN Michelle Sweden SWE 26.35
6 AN Sehyeon Republic of Korea KOR 26.43
7 PARK Yerin Republic of Korea KOR 26.49
8 GRISHCHENKO Anita Club CLB 26.80

Men’s 100 Free


1 GRINEV Vladislav Russian Federation RUS 47.78 WC
2 MOROZOV Vladimir Russian Federation RUS 48.15
3 VEKOVISHCHEV Mikhail Russian Federation RUS 48.41
4 SZABO Szebasztian Hungary HUN 49.32
5 ZHILKIN Andrey Russian Federation RUS 49.39
6 YANG Jaehoon Republic of Korea KOR 49.53
6 DOTTO Luca Italy ITA 49.53
8 FESIKOV Sergei Russian Federation RUS 49.91

Women’s 100 Breast


1 CASTIGLIONI Arianna Italy ITA 1:07.59
2 TEMNIKOVA Mariia Russian Federation RUS 1:07.67
3 ZMUSHKA Alina Belarus BLR 1:08.11
4 CHIKUNOVA Daria Russian Federation RUS 1:08.12
5 CONCEICAO Jhennifer Brazil BRA 1:08.94
6 GUTTMANN Elena Austria AUT 1:09.71
7 CHISCA Tatiana Republic of Moldova MDA 1:11.13
8 SIMONOVA Vitalina Club CLB 1:11.27

Men’s 200 Fly

1 PAKHOMOV Daniil Club CLB 1:57.85
2 KUDRYASHOV Vladimir Club CLB 1:58.49
3 ZHIKHAREV Petr Club CLB 1:58.51
4 SHEMBEREV Maksym Azerbaijan AZE 1:58.53
5 GSCHWENTNER Xaver Austria AUT 1:58.70
6 SHEVLIAKOV Roman Club CLB 1:59.29
7 VEGA TORRES Luis Emigdio Cuba CUB 1:59.73
8 SKVORTSOV Nikolay Club CLB 2:00.78
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