Yasuhiro Koseki Clears Nic Fink For 200 Breast Triumph (Pan Pacific Championships, Results)

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GOLD COAST, Australia, August 24.

Japan’s Yasuhiro Koseki nearly put up a Pan Pacific Championship record as he won the finale in 2:08.57.  That’s just off Kosuke Kitajima’s 2010 mark of 2:08.36, and fell short of Koseki’s fifth-ranked 2:08.34 from the Japan Open earlier this year.

USA’s Nic Fink powered his way to a 2:08.94 for silver, moving to 10th in the world rankings, while Japan’s Kazuki Kohinata finished third for bronze with a time of 2:10.14.

USA’s Josh Prenot, initially set to swim in the B final before Kevin Cordes scratched to focus on the medley relay, took fourth in 2:11.05.

Brazil’s Tales Cerdeira (2:11.49), Canada’s Richard Funk (2:13.75), Brazil’s Simon Thiago (2:13.89) and Canada’s Lyam Dias (2:16.19) comprised the rest of the A final.

A Final Results

  1 KOSEKI, YASUHIR  22 JAPAN             2:10.43    2:08.57   964  
    r:+0.65  28.68      1:01.58 (32.90)
        1:34.77 (33.19)     2:08.57 (33.80)
  2 FINK, NICOLAS    21 UNITED STATES     2:09.64    2:08.94   955  
    r:+0.69  29.28      1:01.93 (32.65)
        1:35.25 (33.32)     2:08.94 (33.69)
  3 KOHINATA, KAZUK  19 JAPAN             2:10.30    2:10.14   929  
    r:+0.69  30.09      1:03.32 (33.23)
        1:37.03 (33.71)     2:10.14 (33.11)
  4 PRENOT, JOSH     21 UNITED STATES     2:11.19    2:11.05   910  
    r:+0.69  30.34      1:03.40 (33.06)
        1:37.19 (33.79)     2:11.05 (33.86)
  5 CERDEIRA, TALES  27 BRAZIL            2:12.93    2:11.49   901  
    r:+0.62  29.91      1:03.50 (33.59)
        1:37.36 (33.86)     2:11.49 (34.13)
  6 FUNK, RICHARD    21 CANADA            2:12.50    2:13.75   856  
    r:+0.60  29.86      1:03.47 (33.61)
        1:38.00 (34.53)     2:13.75 (35.75)
  7 THIAGO, SIMON    24 BRAZIL            2:14.20    2:13.89   853  
    r:+0.71  29.81      1:03.37 (33.56)
        1:38.01 (34.64)     2:13.89 (35.88)
  8 DIAS, LYAM       21 CANADA            2:16.34    2:16.19   811  
    r:+0.64  30.40      1:05.03 (34.63)
        1:40.14 (35.11)     2:16.19 (36.05)

Japan showed its dominance in this heat as well with Naoya Tomia (2:11.45) and Yuta Oshikiri (2:11.97) going 1-2 in the B final.  USA’s Cody Miller, a late call up to the B final once Kevin Cordes scratched the A final to focus on the medley relay, took third in 2:13.40.

B Final Results

  9 TOMITA, NAOYA    25 JAPAN             2:11.98    2:11.45   902  
 10 OSHIKIRI, YUTA   20 JAPAN             2:12.14    2:11.97   891  
 11 MILLER, CODY     22 UNITED STATES     2:14.43    2:13.40   863  
 12 DARRAGH, MACK    20 CANADA            2:16.75    2:17.23   792  
 13 SONG, MOLIN      21 CHINA             2:20.46    2:19.64   752  
 14 TSUI, RONALD     21 HONG KONG         2:20.29    2:20.52   738  
 15 HALL, JOSHUA     23 PHILLIPINES       2:20.48    2:23.13   698  
 16 PIKE, JARED      23 SOUTH AFRICA      2:23.11    2:24.72   675

 

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