16th FINA World Championships
GOLD FOR EMILY AS CAMERON AND ADAM TRADE WORLD RECORDS
The excitement continued at the World Championships as the third day of competition offered up medals and world records in Kazan.
Emily Seebohm won gold in the 100m backstroke with Mie Nielsen in third while Rūta Meilutytė took silver in the 100m breaststroke and Paul Biedermann came back roaring on the final length to snatch bronze in the 200m freestyle.
Adam Peaty and Cameron van der Burgh continue their fantastic head to head, trading world records in the 50m breaststroke.
Emily Seebohm won silver at the last World Championships in 2013 and at the 2012 Olympics but in Russia she went one better and came back on the second length to claim gold in 58.26.
The Australian was delighted with the result, saying: “I’ve worked really hard to deal with the pressure of being in lane four and everything that comes with it. I went in there, I smiled, I laughed, I had fun with the girls and that’s what I forgot in London.”
Mie Nielsen, of Denmark, added to her long roll-call of medals – including a European title shared with Katinka Hosszú – with bronze in 58.86, a new Danish record.
Rūta Meilutytė came into the 100m breaststroke as the defending champion and she looked very strong in the heats and semi-finals. In the final the Lithuanian led after the first 50m but she was overhauled on the second length by Russian Yuliya Yefimova to finish second in 1:06.36.
Paul Biedermann won the world 200m freestyle title in Rome six years ago when he also set the world record which still stands. Last week he revived his partnership with Arena and will be part of the diamond Elite Team through to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The German was fifth at the final turn but produced the fastest last length to overhaul his rivals and snatch the bronze in 1min 45.38secs.
He said: “I’m satisfied overall. My last turn wasn’t the best, on the other hand I enjoyed the advantage of swimming next to Chad Le Clos who went out fast and I was able to follow him. “This bronze medal means that I’ve returned to the freestylers’ elite which gives me huge motivation for Rio.”
Adam Peaty and Cameron van der Burgh have been like heavyweight boxers, slugging it out in Russia. Yesterday morning Cameron set a new world record of 26.62 in the heats of the 50m breaststroke.
Cameron, the reigning world champion in this event, said: “I am happy after the bitter-sweet disappointment of being out of luck at the touch in the 100m.
“Today I had the luck of a good touch at the finish and that is the difference between a world record and not having a world record.”
The 27-year-old then predicted the record would soon be lowered and just hours later Adam sliced a further 0.20secs to set a new mark of 26.42 in the first of the semi-finals. A composed Peaty said: “Tonight I knew there was something in there but I decided to just stay relaxed and enjoy the environment. The 50m event is not an Olympic event, there is kind of no external pressure out there. So I just enjoyed what I was doing.”
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CAMERON VAN DER BURGH
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Cameron van der Burgh & Adam Peaty – Round Two!
HIGHLIGHTS OF DAY 3
Cameron Van Der Burgh (RSA) New World Record on 50m Breast with the time of 26.62 in the morning heats!
Adam Peaty (GBR) New World Record on 50m Breast with the time of 26.42 in the Semi Finals!!
RESULTS SWIMMING DAY 3
M 200m FREESTYLE
GOLD – Guy GBR 1.45.14 Speedo
SILVER – Sun CHN 1.45.20 Speedo
BRONZE – Biedermann GER 1.45.38 Arena
W 100m BACKSTROKE
GOLD – Seebohm AUS 58.26 Arena
SILVER – Wilson AUS 58.75 Speedo
BRONZE – Nielsen DEN 58.86 Arena
W 1500m FREESTYLE
GOLD – Ledecky USA 15:25.48 Speedo
SILVER – Boyle AUS 15:40.14 Speedo
BRONZE – Kapás HUN 15:47.09 Arena
M 100m BACKSTROKE
GOLD – Larkin AUS 52.40 Arena
SILVER – Lacourt FRA 52.48 Speedo
BRONZE – Grevers USA 52.66 Tyr
W 100m BREASTSTROKE
GOLD – Efimova RUS 1:05.66 Speedo
SILVER – Meilutytė LTU 1:06.36 Arena
BRONZE – Atkinson JAM 1:06.42 Speedo
Day 3 Finals: 5
Day 3 Medals: 15
Total Medals after Day 3 = 40
TOTAL MEDALS BY BRAND
Radosław Kawęcki, Konrad Czerniak and Paweł Korzeniowski taking pictures with fans and signing cards.
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