Day 4 Prelims Live Recap

2022 World Aquatics Championships

The fourth day of the 2022 World Championships came, the halfway mark from the meet. It will feature 50 women’s backs, 100 men’s flyes, 200 men’s flyes, and 200 women’s flyes.

One of the most exciting races on the course will be the men’s 100 freestyle. Tokyo Olympic Champion Caleb Dressel He is the number one seed and has had a solid encounter so far, winning the gold in the 50-flys race on Sunday. But beware of the Romanian teenage phenomenon David Popovicithe second seed, who won gold in 200 freestyle matches yesterday With junior world time to set records. He touched the wall a full second off the field in that race.

The Tokyo Olympic champion leads the 200-fly race Zhang Yufei From China who just won a bronze medal in the 100-fly race. Americans Reagan Smith And the Halle Flicker Rounding off the top three seeded places, followed by Japan Kina Hayashi world champion 2019 Boglarka Kapas Hungary. Smith will run a double swim today, as she begins the session as the women’s 50th seeded quarterback. This will be the first solo race to meet Flickinger, Hayashi and Kapas.

We’ll finish the session with a heated 4×100 medley relay as Great Britain holds the world record from her performance at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

50 women’s back

  • World record: 26.98, Liu Xiang (China) – 2018 Asian Games
  • Championship record: 27.06, Zhao Jing (CHN) – 2009 World Championship
  • Olympic Champion 2021: Not available
  • World Champion 2019: Olivia Smoliga (USA) – 27.33

Top 16 Qualifiers

  1. Kylie Mass (Canada) – 27.26
  2. Catherine Berkoff (USA) – 27.49
  3. Ingrid Willem (Canada) – 27.55
  4. Reagan Smith (USA) – 27.70
  5. Analia Bejri (France) – 27.75
  6. Medi-Era Harris (UK) – 27.83
  7. Silvia Scalia (Italy) – 27.86
  8. Kylie McKeown (Australia) – 27.94
  9. Ji Chen (CHN) – 27.95
  10. Maike de Waard (NED) – 28.04.2018
  11. Mimosa Gallo (Finland) – 06.28.2019
  12. Theodora Draco (Greece) – 28.12.2019
  13. Kira Toussaint (NED) – 28.17
  14. Simona Kupova (CZE) – 28.37
  15. Eunji Lee (South Korea) – 28.38
  16. Polina Beda (Poland) – 28.47

This race gave Canada some serious momentum this morning, firing the 100-time Tokyo Olympic silver medalist Kylie Mass In the highest place in the semi-finals and her teammate Ingrid Willem In the third. In the fourth round, Mas came within 0.08 of her entry time while Willem took 0.08 of her entry time.

United States of America Catherine Berkoff She dropped the pool to a time within .37 of the best time of her life she posted on US Trials in April. Reagan SmithAnd the Who won bronze in the 100-time sprint in Tokyo, started her busy morning strong with a fourth place finish. She still has 200 flies later.

20 years Analia Bejri It was a tight race with Kylie McKeown In the second round, finishing 0.19 ahead of the Australian who finished fourth in the event at the 2019 World Championships.

In particular, the Netherlands Kira Toussaint, who finished eighth in the event at the 2019 World Championships, reached the semi-finals in thirteenth place. Sweden Louise Hansonwho won the bronze medal in the event at the 2021 World Short Track Championships recently, finished 21st and missed the semi-finals.

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Men’s 100 Freestyle

  • World Record: 46.91, Cesar Cielo (Brazil) – 2009 World Championship
  • Championship record: 46.91, Cesar Cesar (Brazil) – 2009 World Championship
  • 2021 Olympic Champion: Caleb Dressel (USA), 47.02
  • World Champion 2019: Caleb Dressel (USA), 46.96

Top 16 Qualifiers

  1. David Popovici (ROU) – 47.60
  2. Caleb Dressel (USA) – 47.95
  3. Andre Barna (SRB) – 48.15
  4. Joshua Lindo Edwards (Canada) – 48.16
  5. Maxime Grost (France) – 48.17
  6. Zani Pan (CHN) – 48.19
  7. Jacob Henry Whittle (Great Britain) – 48.23
  8. Lorenzo Zazzeri (ITA) – 48.29
  9. Nandor Nemeth (Hon) – 48.33
  10. Brooks Curry (USA) – 48.38
  11. Michael Schroders (ARU) – / Dylan Carter (TTO) – 48.40
  12. Sebastian Szabo (Hoon) – 48.47
  13. Louis Edward Borras (Britain) / Ruslan Gaziyev (Canada) – 48.49
  14. Alessandro Merisi (Italy) – 48.51

And the David Popovici Do it again! After notching his 200th freestyle win less than 24 hours ago, the 17-year-old Roman swam the fastest early in the middle of the heat 10 with Andre Barna Close to the back in the third lane. Popovici came within 30 minutes of his entry time, so he might still have more in the tank for semi. His speed in the rear half is what sets him apart as he race division 23.03/24.57. He was the fastest of the three swimmers who split the last 50 meters under 25.00.

Caleb Dressel He was in the heat of 11, the Tour de France Maxime Grost. This swim was one second short of the time he took to win this race in 2019 which is still the best time of his life. He hasn’t broken 47.00 to win gold at the Tokyo Olympics and has been swimming in a low 47.00 in the event since the 2017 World Championships where he won the gold with 47.17.

In particular , Michael Schroders Breaking the national record in Aruba Dylan Carter He broke the national record for Trinidad and Tobago. They tied for 11th despite swimming in different temperatures. Schroders broke his 2019 Pan American Games record by 0.68, bringing the record below 49.00 for the first time. Carter also broke his world championship record 2019 where he finished 12th by .12. This swim is a huge improvement for Schroders, who missed the semi-finals in this meeting in 2019 after finishing 35th.

Andre Barna It was consistent with his entry time, about 0.11 out, to earn third place in the semifinals. Josh Lindo The ball kept rolling for Canada. He actually had the fastest 50-meter division on the field (22.76) while Barna’s division 22.86 and Dressel’s division 22.84.

200 men’s singles mixed

  • World Record: 1:54.00, Ryan Lochte (USA) – 2011 World Championship
  • Championship record: 1:54.00, Ryan Lochte (USA) – 2011 World Championship
  • 2021 Olympic Champion: Wang Chun (CHN), 1:55.00
  • World Champion 2019: Daya Seto (Japan), 1:56.14

Top 16 Qualifiers

  1. Carson Foster (USA) – 1:57.94
  2. Chase Kalish (USA) – 1: 58.25
  3. Jeremy Desplanches (SUI) / Daya Seto (Japan) – 1:58.29
  4. Ron Polonsky (ISR) – 1:58.31
  5. Hubert Koss (Hon) – 1: 58.47
  6. Matthew Saats (RSA) – 1:58.61
  7. Leon Marchand (France) / Alberto Razetti (Italy) – 1: 58.70
  8. Lewis Clareport (New Zealand) – 1:58.76
  9. Gal Cohen Cromey (ISR) – 1:59.34
  10. Si-Boom Lee (Australia) – 1:59.37
  11. Dominic Turok (Hon) – 1:59.41
  12. Tom Dean (Britain) – 1:59.44
  13. Wang Chun (CHN) – 1:59.51
  14. Hugo Gonzalez (Spain) – 1:59.53
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The Americans crushed the introductions to this race, even though they were short of their entry times. 20 years Carson Foster The best time of his life swam at 1:56.65 to qualify for this meeting in the US trials in April while Chase Kalish Break 1: 57.00 before. Kalisz has taken the World Championships podium in this event twice already (he won gold in 2017 and bronze in 2019).

Foster’s strength on butterfly and backstroke as he split was 24.95/29.14 compared to Calish’s 25.61/29.86. But then Kalisz did what he does best, catching everyone with a breaststroke and freestyle. It split 33.65 / 29.13 compared to 34.36 Foster. / 29.49.

Gold medalist at the Tokyo Olympics Wang Chun He finished 15th, slipping into the semi-finals at a lower place than expected. He was in the midst of the five heat, surrounded by Japan Daya Seto and France Leon Marchand who went this morning. The 20-year-old Marchand (who won the 400 IM on Saturday) had one of the fastest butterfly splits on the field – 24.99 compared to Seto’s 25.21. But Seto, the world champion, made up for losing ground in the middle. Jeremy Desplancheswho won the bronze medal at the event in Tokyo, tied for third place in going to the semi-finals with Seto out of the fourth competition.

Watch out for South Africa Matt sats In the semi-finals. He had the fastest race finish speed to date, finishing the race with a 50 free split of 27.81 as the only swimmer to finish the race in under 28 seconds.

200 Butterfly Women

  • World record: 2:01.81, Liu Zige (CHN) – 2009 Chinese National Games
  • Tournament record: 2:03.41, Jess Jess (Australia) – 2009 World Championship
  • 2021 Olympic Champion: Zhang Yufei (CHN), 2: 03.86
  • World Champion 2019: Boglarka Kapas (Hoon) 2: 06.78
  1. Macintosh summer (Canada) – 2: 07.26
  2. Halle Flicker (US) – 2: 07.31
  3. Kina Hayashi (Japan) – 2: 08.63
  4. Elizabeth Deckers (Australia) – 2: 08.98
  5. Reagan Smith (US) – 2: 09.02
  6. Zhang Yufei (CHN) – 2:09.21
  7. Boglarka Kapas (Hon) / Helena Bach (Den) – 2:09.24
  8. Maria Jose Mata Coco (Mexico) – 2: 09.32
  9. Laura Stevens (Britain) – 2: 10.07
  10. Abby Lee Connor (Australia) – 2:10
  11. Lana Podar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – 2:10.20
  12. Jiaming Zhou (CHN) – 2:11.20
  13. Katinka Hoszu (Hoon) – 2:11.22
  14. Leah Polonsky (ISR) – 2:11.40
  15. Chiho Mizuguchi (Japan) – 2: 11.65

The first heat was the fastest in this event as it was Canada Macintosh summer She beat her entry time by a third of a second to secure the lead in going to the semi-finals. Macintosh and USA Halle Flicker A duel in the middle of the pool in that heat with McIntosh knocking out the race in a sharp 50 split of 28.43 compared to Flickinger’s 28.80. While Flickinger gradually nixed the Canadian youngster’s lead, this initial 50 split gave the Macintosh what proved to be an insurmountable lead even though Flickinger finished the race by 10.

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Also in the first heat, Maria Jose Mata Coco It broke her Mexican national record by 0.14. I set the previous mark in May 2021 at an Olympic qualifying meet.

Olympic gold medalist Zhang Yufei She ranked 6th overall, about 5 seconds after her entry time. She came out strong as usual in 1:00.09 (the fastest 100 splits in the field) but struggled a bit in the back half and finished in 1:09.12. Yoffe pulls off his bronze medal win in the 100-flys earlier in this meet. Japan Kina Hayashi She won a heat by Yufei with consistent splits, but finished about two seconds off her entry time.

Reagan Smith He and Flickinger wrapped up Tokyo’s Olympic podium in the event in second and third places with all-time best times of 2:05.30 and 2:05.65, respectively. They will likely give the 15-year-old Macintosh an even closer race in the semifinals.

Mixed 4 x 100 assorted relay

  • World Record: 3:37.58, Great Britain – 2021 Tokyo Olympics
  • Tournament record: 3:38.56, US – World Championships 2017
  • Olympic Champion 2021: Great Britain 3: 37.58
  • World Championships 2019: Australia, 3:39.08

Top 8 Qualifiers

  1. United States of America (Ryan Murphy/Lily King/Michael Andrew/Erica Brown) – 3: 43.16
  2. Ned (Kira Toussaint/Arno Kamenga/Nils Korstanje/Marit Steenbergen) – 3: 43.48
  3. GBR (Medi Eira Harris /James Welby/Jacob Peters/Anna Hopkin) – 3: 43.64
  4. Australia (Isaac Alan Cooper / Matthew Wilson / Brianna Throssell / Meg Harris) – 3:44.58
  5. CHN (Jiayu Xu / Jingyao Yu / Changhao Wang / Yujie Cheng) – 3:44.92
  6. JPN (Ryosuke Eri / Ryuna Aoki / Naoki Mizunuma / Rika Omoto) – 3: 45.08
  7. ITA (Michele Lamberti / Ariana Castiglioni / Elena Di Lido / Manuel Frigo) – 3:46.44
  8. Gere (Ole Braunschweig / Anna Elendt / Angelina Koehler / Jean-Eric Friese) – 3:46.54

The Heat Four was a close race between the United States and Great Britain. United States of America Ryan Murphy He made the US an early lead with a 100 rear split of 52.40 and handed it to Lily King Who swam 1: 06.79 100 breasts. Michael Andrew Take charge of the butterfly (50.69) while Erica Brown He finished the race at 53.28.

Great Britain was also in a state of four heat where Medi Ira Harris I swam a backstroke man at 1:00.09. After that, Welby managed to run Lily King With a split in the breaststroke 58.94 but Andrew Butterfly’s leg was 0.4 faster than Peters’ 51.49. Hopkin closed the race a little faster than Brawn with a time of 53.12.

But the semi-finals will be a closer fight because the Netherlands came within 0.28 of the US’s time in the third round. Their team of Toussaint (1:00.45), Kamenga (58.70), Korstanje (51.12), and Steenbergen (53.21) had hit the US after a chest hit and would have been neck and neck with them until the end.

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