16th FINA World Championships
KATINKA AND SARAH SOAR INTO THE RECORD BOOKS WHILE PEATY WINS THE BATTLE OF THE PRIZEFIGHTERS AND SUPERFLY GUYS SHARE BRONZE
There was excitement galore on a breathless night of swimming on the second day of the FINA World Championships in Kazan.
Hungarian Katinka Hosszú and Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström both set new world records in the 200m individual medley and 100m butterfly respectively.
Adam Peaty snatched victory from Cameron van der Burgh on the final stroke of a breath-taking 100m breaststroke while László Cseh and Konrad Czerniak were joint third in the 50m butterfly.
Katinka Hosszú had twice lowered her own European individual medley record in the heats and semi-finals and admitted she had the world record in her sights, if not in Russia then in the near future.
Katinka – who is known as the ‘Iron Lady’ – was outside world-record pace at the halfway point but her breaststroke and freestyle legs propelled her to the finish in 2:06.12 and into the history books.
Tears welled in the eyes of the 26-year-old who celebrated with husband and coach Shane Tusup. Katinka said: “Before the race I was just trying to give my best and race as fast as possible and then there was a record. It was just perfect.”
Sarah Sjöström had broken the 100m butterfly world record on the first day and she lowered it again by a tenth of a second in the final as she won gold in 55.64secs.
The 21-year-old beamed: “I knew there was more pressure coming into the final so I am very happy and have shown myself I can swim faster even with all the pressure. I have been waiting six years to break my personal best time. I did it at the Sette Colli and now I have taken a few more tenths of a second so finally!!”
Adam Peaty and Cameron van der Burgh had been trading blows like prize-fighters in the 100m breaststroke heats and semi-finals.
South African Cameron has never won the 100m world title but it appeared that might change when he led by half a body length at the turn after he sizzled up the first 50m.
Adam, of Great Britain, clawed him back inch by inch and went ahead at the final stroke to edge out the Olympic champion by 0.07secs in 58.52secs.
When asked how he had managed the victory, Adam said: “I’m not quite sure. I don’t even know what time I was out in. I turned and saw his feet and I was like ‘right, I’ve got some catching up to do now.’ Twenty-five metres out he was still in front so I was a bit sceptical but I remembered what I had trained for was moments like this and I came out on top thankfully.”
Cameron said: “You have to try and swim your own race and that is what happened. I am happy to just be swimming fast again, the better man on the day won so congratulations to Adam, a silver medal is nothing to be sad about at the World Championships.”
László Cseh and Konrad Czerniak shared bronze in the one-length butterfly in 23.15.
For László the 50m is a whole new event and he said: “It was an adventure as I never really raced in any sprint events. Still, it was quite a success and I’m happy with this medal – but it’s just a great message that I’m in a good shape, I have a good speed, after all, it’s not a disadvantage if you can swim a bit faster in the 200m fly either.”
The Guardian – Adam Peaty takes gold in 100m breaststroke at world championships Go to the article »
BBC – World Swimming Championships: Adam Peaty wins breaststroke gold Go to the article »
Daily Mail – Adam Peaty wins gold in 100metres breaststroke at Aquatics World Championships in Russia Go to the article »
Adam Peaty Happy With Place, Not Time, In 100 Breast Final At 2015 FINA World Championships (SW Radio) Go to the article »
France TV Sport – Le titre mondial et le record du monde pour Sarah Sjöström sur 100m papillon Go to the article »
Eurosport – Mondiaux de natation: Titres et records du monde pour Hosszú et Sjöström (video) Go to the article »
Eurosport – Van der Burgh claque d’entrée un record du monde, Perez Dortona et Bonnet qualifiés Go to the article »
La Gazzetta dello Sport – Nuoto, Sjöström e Hosszú, le Iron lady dei record Go to the article »
La Stampa – Vai Setterosa e alla Kazan Arena una rana da record Go to the article »
Nuoto, Kazan 2015, un mondiale in rosa, Hosszú, Sjöström e Ledecky le donne dei Record del Mondo Go to the article »
Il Setterosa supera la notte degli esami, alla ricerca di un sogno Go to the article »
La bella e la bestia Go to the article »
Nuoto, Mondiali Kazan 2015: Castiglioni in finale! Sjöström e Hosszú record del mondo Go to the article »
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Katinka Hosszú on her 200IM World Record #ArenaBOOM
Sarah Sjöström Gold Medal with World Record on 100m Fly with the time of 55.64!!
Katinka Hosszú Gold Medal with World Record on 200m Ind. Medley with the time of 2:06.12!!
RESULTS SWIMMING DAY 2
M 100m BREASTSTROKE
GOLD – Peaty GBR 58.52 Arena
SILVER – Van Der Burgh RSA 58.59 Arena
BRONZE – Murdoch GBR 59.09 Speedo
W 100m BUTTERFLY
GOLD – Sjöström SWE 55.64 New World Record Arena
SILVER – Ottesen DEN 57.05 Tyr
BRONZE – Lu CHN 57.48 Speedo
M 50m BUTTERFLY
GOLD – Manaudou FRA 22.97 Speedo
SILVER – Santos BRA 23.09 Speedo
BRONZE – Cseh HUN 23.15 Arena
BRONZE – Czerniak POL 23.15 Arena
W 200m INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
GOLD – Hosszú HUN 2:06.12 New World Record Arena
SILVER – Watanabe JPN 2:08.48 Mizuno
BRONZE – O’Connor GBR 2:08.77 Speedo
Day 2 Finals: 4
Day 2 Medals: 13 (2 bronze ex aequo)
Total Medals after Day 2 = 25
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