16th FINA World Championships
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE FOR GOLDEN TRIO
Gold was glittering on an unforgettable night of swimming at the World Championships in Kazan.
Adam Peaty visited the top of the podium twice in the 50m breaststroke and with the Great Britain 4x100m mixed medley relay squad where Fran Halsall anchored the quartet to a new world record.
László Cseh of Hungary picked up the 11th world medal of his career with victory in the 200m butterfly while Gregorio Paltrinieri was second in the 800m freestyle.
Adam Peaty had already won the 100m breaststroke when he overhauled Cameron van der Burgh on the final stroke on Monday. The pair then traded 50m world records before they went head to head again in the one-length final. Again Cameron had the better start and forged a clear lead before Adam clawed back the deficit and beat the South African for victory by 0.15 seconds in 26.51.
Adam then returned to swim the breaststroke leg as Britain set a new world record of 3mins 41.71secs in the mixed medley relay where Fran Halsall was pitted against male sprinters including Vladimir Morozov of Russia on the anchor leg.
Adam beamed from ear to ear and said: “It’s my first World Championships and I never thought I would walk away with three gold medals like that. Every centimetre, every inch has been one of the hardest. My race with Cameron the other day was one of the hardest I’ve ever done.”
After the medley Fran giggled: “It was good fun. I was saying to my coach beforehand ‘it’s alright James I’ve been chased by uglier, scarier men before so that was fine! World record, gold medal, world champions – it’s fantastic, a nice feeling.”
László Cseh had already shared bronze in the 50m butterfly before he pulled away from Chad Le Clos to win the 200m in 1:53.48, 0.10secs ahead of the South African.
It was the Hungarian’s first world medal in that event and he said: “Back in January I didn’t think that the 200m fly would be the event I would medal in this year. I wanted to have a last shot to return to the top, I changed coach and training methods and it paid off. Today the last 20m were really tough, I didn’t feel my arms but I told myself I wouldn’t let go. I almost cried afterwards but managed to hold it back. I’m strong, you know!”
Gregorio Paltrinieri set a new European record of 7mins 40.81secs to take the silver medal in the 800m freestyle. The Italian, who is only 20, took almost two seconds off the previous record as he continued his rise towards the top in the event.
THE BEST PRESS CLIPS
Swimming World Magazine | Marco Koch Tops Loaded 200 Breast Prelims at 2015 FINA World Championships Go to the article »
Frankfurter Allgemeine | Der Kopf hat sich gemacht Go to the article »
Focus Online | Mixed-Staffel bejubelt WM-Bronze: „Supergeil“ Go to the article »
T-Online | Franziska Hentke im Finale über 200 Meter Schmetterling Go to the article »
Sport1 | Hentke im Vorlauf Siebte Go to the article »
Frankfurter Allgemeine | Bronzemedaille für die Mixed-Staffel Go to the article »
Nordwest-Zeitung | Hentke und Mixed-Staffel bei Schwimm-WM weiter Go to the article »
Eurosport | Franziska Hentke steht bei der Schwimm-WM in Kasan als Vorlaufsiebte im Halbfinale Go to the article »
Nemzeti Sport | Vizes VB: „Lenyűgöző!” – Phelps edzője Cseh Lászlót dicsőíti Go to the article »
Swimsportnews | Nach zehn Jahren: László Cseh holt endlich wieder WM-Gold Go to the article »
La Gazzetta dello Sport | Nuoto, Mondiali: Paltrinieri d’argento con record europeo Go to the article »
La Repubblica | Nuoto, Paltrinieri argento negli 800 sl: lo batte solo Sun Yang Go to the article »
Corriere della Sera | Paltrinieri, splendido argento negli 800 stile con il record europeo Go to the article »
Swimbiz | Tre medagliati e… un bronzo mondiale Go to the article »
Corriere dello Sport | Mondiali, Italia ko 10-9 e l’Olanda va in finale Go to the article »
Corriere della Sera | Mondiali di pallanuoto: l’Italia femminile cede in semifinale all’Olanda ai rigori, finisce 10-9 Go to the article »
La Croix | Natation: le doublé pour Adam Peaty sacré sur 50m après le 100m brasse Go to the article »
L’Équipe | Championnats du monde: What a Peaty! Go to the article »
The Telegraph | Swimming World Championships 2015: Adam Peaty makes history with three gold medals Go to the article »
The Guardian | Adam Peaty becomes first Briton to win three golds at world championships Go to the article »
Express | Seeing double! Adam Peaty cruises to second gold medal at the World Swimming Championships Go to the article »
BBC | World Swimming Championships: Adam Peaty wins second gold Go to the article »
HIGHLIGHTS OF DAY 4
Gregorio Paltrinieri Silver Medal and New European Record on 800m Free with the time of 7:40.81!!!
RESULTS SWIMMING DAY 4
M 200m BUTTERFLY
GOLD – Cseh HUN 1:53.48 Arena
SILVER – Le Clos RSA 1:53.68 Arena
BRONZE – Switkowski POL 1:54.10 Arena
W 200m FREESTYLE
GOLD – Ledecky USA 1:55.16 Speedo
SILVER – Pellegrini ITA 1:55.32 Jaked
BRONZE – Franklin USA 1:55.49 Speedo
M 50m BREASTSTROKE
GOLD – Peaty GBR 26.51 Arena
SILVER – Van Der Burgh RSA 26.66 Arena
BRONZE – Cordes USA 26.86 Mizuno
M 800m FREESTYLE
GOLD – Sun CHN 7:39.96 Speedo
SILVER – Paltrinieri ITA 7:40.81 European Record Arena
BRONZE – Horton AUS 7:44.02 Speedo
MIXED 4x100m MEDLEY RELAY
GOLD – Great Britain 3:41.71 World Record Mixed
SILVER – United States 3:43.27 Mixed
BRONZE – Germany 3:44.13 Arena
Day 4 Finals: 5
Day 4 Medals: 15
Total Medals after Day 4 = 55
TOTAL MEDALS BY BRAND
NEW STYLE IN THE POOL LAST NIGHT CARBON-FLEX #CamGoesCamo
‘People say when you get older you are over the hill. I think the view from the top of the hill is pretty good!’ – @Cameronvdburgh 🙂
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