2022 FINA World Cup – Indianapolis: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

2022 FINA WORLD CUP – INDIANAPOLIS

DAY THREE PRELIMS HEAT HEAT

The final day of the 2022 FINA World Cup is here. Today’s IM features men’s 400, women’s 100 fly, men’s 50 fly, women’s 200 back, men’s 100, women’s 50, men’s 200, women’s 100, men’s 200 free, women’s 200 IM, and women’s 80.

There is none Katie Ledecky this morning, as she runs only in the 800 free, which is a timed finals event and will run in the fast heats and finals. Summer McIntosh and Katie Grimes will also be in a fast heat tonight, setting up what should be a great race between the best and brightest in women’s freestyle right now.

Grimes will also swim the 200 later this morning, while McIntosh is set to swim the 100 free as well.

After setting the Junior World Record and winning the women’s 100 back yesterday, the 17-year-old American Bella Sims entered the women’s 200 back and 200 IM this morning. Keep an eye out for him on 200 IM, as he’s not heavily invested, but we already know him to be a very good IM’er.

Sobhan Haughey, last night’s 200 free champion, is the top seed in the women’s 100 free this morning. Haughey will have a fight on his hands, as Katarzyna Wasick who won the 50 free crown in the field, along with Madi Wilson, Abbey Weitzeiland Summer McIntosh.

We get another men’s breaststroke race today, this time in the 200 breast. There is none Cody Miller in this area, however Nick Fink, Nicolo MartinenghiCaio Pumputis, and Reece Whitley are still set to compete.

400 IM MEN – LITTLE HEAT

  • World record: 3:54.81, Daiya Seto (JPN), 2019
  • Junior world record: 3:56.47, Ilya Borodin (RSF), 2021
  • World Cup Record: 3:57.25, Daiya Seto (JPN), 2018
  • US Open Record: 3:54.81, Daiya Seto (JPN), 2019

The final results of the men’s 400m IM will be included after a quick heat in the evening session.

Finlay Knox led the slow heat this morning, going as fast as 4:07.09. Knox got off to a great start, blazing a 1:59.60 in the 200m, making him the only swimmer in the field this morning under 2:00 for the first 200.

17-year-old Ilya Kharun was the second fastest swimmer this morning, clocking 4:11.58.

WOMEN’S BUTTERFLY 100 – HEAT

  • World record: 54.59, Kelsi Dahlia (USA), 2021
  • Junior world record: 55.39, Claire Curzan (USA), 2021
  • World Cup Record: 54.84, Kelsi Dahlia (USA), 2018
  • US Open Record: 55.35, Kelsi Dahlia (USA), 2019
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8 TOP RESULTS:

  1. Louise Hansson (SWE) – 55.67
  2. Alex Shackell (CLB) – 56.81
  3. Gabi Albiero (CLB) – 57.32
  4. Beryl Gastaldello (FRA) – 57.62
  5. Ai Soma (JPN) – 57.75
  6. Kiley Wilhelm (CLB) – 57.93
  7. Sara Junevik (SWE) – 57.96
  8. Giovanna Diamante (BRA) – 58.05

Louise Hansson put together an excellent morning swim, clocking 55.67 to claim the top seed in today’s final by a wide margin. He came out fast, splitting 25.85 in the first 50, marking the fastest opening time in the field over the second half.

American 15-year-old Alex Shackell had a great race this morning as well, swimming 56.81. She was the second fastest swimmer in the field this morning, just 1.42 seconds off Claire Curzan’s Junior World Record in the event.

50 flies in second place Beryl Gastaldello was fourth this morning, swimming 57.62. Gastaldello was out comfortably, swimming a 26.82 in the 50 first after clocking a 25.18 in the 50 fly final last night.

50 MEN’S BUTTERFLY – HOT

  • World record: 21.75, Nicholas Santos (BRA), 2018/Szebasztian Szabo (HUN), 2021
  • Junior world record: 22.34, Andrei Minakov (RUS), 2020
  • World Cup record: 21.75, Nicholas Santos (BRA), 2018
  • US Open Record: 22.06, Caeleb Dressel (USA), 2019

8 TOP RESULTS:

  1. Dylan Carter (TTO) – 22.44
  2. Ilya Kharun (CAN) – 22.67
  3. Marius Kusch (GER) – 22,67
  4. Youssef Ramadan (EGY) – 22.70
  5. Takeshi Kawamoto (JPN) – 22.78
  6. Thomas Ceccon (ITA) – 22.85
  7. Chad le Clos (RSA) – 22.87
  8. Matthew Temple (AUS) – 22.94

Continuing his game, Dylan Carter hit the field again, roaring to 22.44 to lead the men’s 50 fly.

17-year-old Ilya Kharun, who had already swept the 400 IM this morning, swam 22.67 to tie for second overall. Marius Kusch. For Kharun, the swim was just shy of the Canadian Record of 22.52, held by Josh Liendo.

Chad le Closwho was a World Cup butterfly player, finished seventh this morning with 22.87.

200 BACKSTROKE – HEAT

  • World record: 1:58.94, Kaylee McKeown (AUS), 2020
  • World Jr Record: 2:00.03, Missy Franklin (USA), 2011
  • World Cup Record: 1:59.35, Daryna Zevina (UKR), 2016

TOP 8 RESULTS:

  1. Jojo Ramey (USA) – 2:04.36
  2. Bella Sims (CLB) – 2:04.50
  3. Beata Nelson (CLB) – 2:04.54
  4. Kylie Masse (CAN) – 2:05.44
  5. Ingrid Wilm (CAN) – 2:05.75
  6. Kira Toussaint (NED) – 2:06.26
  7. Katie Grimes (CLB) – 2:06.53
  8. Carmen Weiler Sastre (ESP) – 2:07.37

Jojo Ramey, a 17-year-old based in the Indianapolis area, led the prelims of the 200 after 2:04.36. Ramey swam a more careful race than the other swimmers who went 2:04 this morning, going 1:00.91 in the first 100, then splitting 1:03.45 in the back half.

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100 back champion Bella Sims, also 17, went 59.94 this morning, then swam 1:04.56 in the second half, 2:04.50, which was good for second place. Beata Nelson swam a very similar race, going 59.85/1:04.69 in 2:04.54 and third place.

Kylie Masse and Ingrid Wilm, who has always been in the rear events at this World Cup, were fourth and fifth respectively this morning.

MEN’S 100 BACKSTROKE – HEAT

  • World record: 48.33, Coleman Stewart (USA), 2021
  • Junior world record: 48.90, Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS), 2017
  • World Cup Record: 48.88, Jiayu Xu (CHN), 2018
  • US Open Record: 48.92, Matt Grevers (USA), 2015

TOP 8 RESULTS:

  1. Javier Acevedo (CAN) – 50.42
  2. Coleman Stewart (CLB) – 50.54
  3. Shane Casas (USA) – 50.57
  4. Ryan Murphy (CLB) – 50.68
  5. Kacper Stokowski (POL) – 50.70
  6. Gabriel Fantoni (CLB) – 51.34
  7. Ruard van Renen (RSA) – 51.50
  8. Brett Pinfold (CLB) – 51.87

Javier Acevedo led the field this morning in the 100 back, clocking 50.42. Acevedo swam a fast 24.36 in the first 50 of the race, giving him an early lead, which he was unable to maintain.

World Record Holder Coleman Stewart was second this morning, swimming 50.54.

After leaving yesterday, Shane Casas he set himself up well for the finals, swimming 50.57 for third time this morning.

BREASTSTROKE FOR WOMEN – 50

  • World record: 28.56, Alia Atkinson (JAM), 2018
  • Jr World Record: 28.81, Benedetta Pilato (ITA), 2020
  • World Cup Record: 28.56, Alia Atkinson (JAM), 2018
  • US Open Record: 28.90, Lilly King (USA), 2019

TOP 8 RESULTS:

  1. Lilly King (CLB) – 29.86
  2. Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) – 30.36
  3. Andrea Podmanikova (SVK) – 30.59
  4. Jennifer Conceicao (BRA) – 30.75
  5. Ana Carolina Vieira (BRA) – 30.76
  6. Brenna Crowford (NZL) – 30.91
  7. Cecilia Viberg (SWE) – 30.93
  8. Sophie Angus (CAN) – 31.07

Lilly King had an excellent swim this morning, clocking a 29.86 to touch first in the second half. King holds the US Open Record of 28.90, the time he swam in 2019 at the ISL finals.

Ruta Meilutyte was 30.36 this morning, finishing second overall. With King and Meilutyte being the fastest runners in history, this should be a fun race tonight.

200 MEN’S BREASTSTROKE – HEAT

  • World record: 2:00.16, Kirill Prigoda (RUS), 2018
  • World junior record: 2:03.23, Akihiro Yamaguchi (JPN), 2012
  • World Cup Record: 2:00.48, Daniel Gyurta (HUN), 2014
  • US Open Record: 2:02.33, Cody Miller (USA), 2015
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TOP 8 RESULTS:

  1. Reece Whitley (CLB) – 2:05.86
  2. Yoshiki Yamanaka (JPN) – 2:06.80
  3. Brandon Fischer (CLB) – 2:06.93
  4. Will Licon (CLB) – 2:07.07
  5. Caio Pumputis (BRA) – 2:07.24
  6. Adam John Chillingworth (HKG) – 2:07.38
  7. Man Hou Chao (MAC) – 2:07.50
  8. Nick Fink (USA) – 2:07.58

Reece Whitley posted a 2:05.86 to claim the top final seed. Whitley was nearly seconds faster than runner-up Yoshiki Yamanaka. Whitley was dominant in the second and third 50s, splitting 31.61 and 32.30 respectively, which were the fastest in the field in those 50s.

32-year-old Brandon Fischer was third this morning, clocking 2:06.93.

Nick Fink bounced back a bit, finishing eighth this morning in 2:07.58.

WOMEN’S 100 – HEAT

  • World record: 50.25, Cate Campbell (AUS), 2017
  • World Jr Record: 51.45, Kayla Sanchez (CAN), 2018
  • World Cup Record: 50.58, Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 2017
  • US Open record: 51.37, Cate Campbell (AUS), 2019

8 TOP RESULTS:

  1. Sobhan Haughey (HKG) – 51.86
  2. Abbey Weitzeil (CLB) – 51.86
  3. Madi Wilson (AUS) – 52.15
  4. Natalie Hinds (CLB) – 52.31
  5. Katarzyna Wasick (POL) – 52.49
  6. Beryl Gastaldello (FRA) – 52.71
  7. Meg Harris (AUS) – 52.82
  8. Erin Gemmell (USA) – 53.14

After winning the 200 free last night, Sobhan Haughey swam 51.86 to tie Abbey Weitzeil first this morning in the 100 free. They nearly swam the same race, with Haughey split 24.93/26.93 to Weitzeil’s 24.91/26.95.

The US Open Record sits at 51.37, a mark that looks set to slip tonight, but time will tell.

50 free triple crown winner Katarzyna Wasick was fifth this morning, swimming 52.49. Wasick was 25.05 in the opening 50 swim this morning. We can expect him to put in a little effort tonight in the first 50, as he swam 23.10 in the 50 finals on Thursday night.

MEN’S 200 FREESTYLE – HOT

  • World record: 1:39.37, Paul Biedermann (GER), 2009
  • World Junior Record: 1:40.65, Matt Sates (RSA), 2021
  • World Cup Record: 1:39.37, Paul Biedermann (GER), 2009
  • US Open Record: 1:41.58, Alexander Graham (AUS), 2019

8 TOP RESULTS:

WOMEN 200 M – HEAT

  • World record: 2:01.86, Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2014
  • World Junior Record: 2:04.48, Yiting Yu (GHN), 2021
  • World Cup Record: 2:02.13, Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2014
  • US Open Record: 2:04.18, Melanie Margalis (USA), 2019

8 TOP RESULTS:

800 WOMEN’S 800 FREESTYLE – WARM-UP

  • World record: 2:01.86, Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2014
  • World Junior Record: 2:04.48, Yiting Yu (GHN), 2021
  • World Cup Record: 2:02.13, Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2014
  • US Open Record: 8:04.77, Lotte Friis (DEN), 2011

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