2022 FINA WORLD NATURAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
It’s time for the final session of the 2022 Swimming World Championships. The 8th day of racing is approaching, and it will host the last 7 finals of this meeting. We will start with 50m men’s backstroke and 50m women’s chest, followed by men’s 1500m freestyle. The sprint race will then start again with the women’s 50m freestyle final. The last individual event of the session is the Women’s 400 IM and then we’ll finish the meeting with a pair of 4×100 medley relays.
DAY 8 LINKS
50 world record holders in backstroke and 50 in breaststroke will start us as Hunter Armstrong as well as Benedetta Pilato take part in the relevant sprint events. In the backstroke, Armstrong is in second place, heading to the finals with a teammate. Justin Ress but 100 honors on the back Thomas Checkon as well as Apostolos to Christ will flank the Americans and fight for a place on the podium. Under the age of 50 Olympic champion in 2012 Ruta Meilutite will be looking for a chance to climb the podium again this week after taking bronze in chest 50. Former world record holder Lilly King in this competition is outside the pool, swimming 30.35 during the semi-final.
We’ll see familiar faces in the men’s 1500m freestyle, including Olympic medalists. Bobby Fincke, Mikhail Romanchukas well as Florian Wellbrock. Bobby Fincke may get his second gold in the competition, but the field will certainly be prepared for his signature strategy of catching up with his rivals in the last 50 meters.
As for the 50 freestyle, let’s see if there will be a better seeding Kasia Vasik can pick up a medal for Poland here after her swim on 11/24 during the semi-finals. Sara Shostrom, Torrey Huske, Zhang Yufei, Erica Brown, Julie Koepp Jensen, Anna Hopkinas well as Meg Harris however, they all swam between 24.15 and 24.86 during the second round of racing, meaning it will likely be a close race.
Kathy Grimes as well as Summer Macintosh organized a good race in the middle of the pool in the women’s 400 IM final. Grimes and McIntosh raced during the preliminaries and finished less than a second apart, making them the favorites to reach the top 2 tonight. But Katinka Hossu, one of the most experienced 400 IMers in history, will not give up in a fight. She hasn’t been at her best in recent years, but it will be interesting to see if the crowd’s home heat can give her the push she needs to reach the podium.
Yui Ohashi already slated to beat her 13th place in the 200 IM earlier this week, but it’s unclear if she can win gold here like she did in Tokyo. Follow her, along with China Ge Chutong and USA Emma Veyant. We will then conclude the session with the Men’s and Women’s 4×100 Combined Relays, with the US and Australia as the top seed respectively. Keep track of all the current results and analysis you need.
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PARTY WITH SWIMMING
MEN. 50M BACKBACK – FINAL
- World record: 23.71 Hunter Armstrong (USA) – 2022 US trials
- Championship record: 24.04, Liam Tankock (Great Britain) – World Championship 2009
- 2019 World Champion: Zane Waddell (South Africa), 24.43
- Hunter Armstrong (USA) – 24.14
- Xavery Masyuk (Poland) – 24.49
- Thomas Checkon (Italy) – 24.51
- Apostolos to Christ (GRE) / Robert Glint (ROU) – 24.57
- Ole Braunschweig (Germany) – 24.66
- Isaac Alan Cooper (Australia) – 24.76
- Justin Ress (USA) – DK
After winning the world title in 24.12 and making their way to the interview site, it was announced that Justin Ress was disqualified from the men’s 50 final on the back. He posted one of the best results in history but then dropped out after making Hunter Armstrong champion.
Armstrong’s time of 24.14 was enough to win the event, but was slightly slower than his world record and lifetime best of 23.71 at the 2022 US World Champion Trials. Armstrong was just 0.02 seconds faster here than he was in his semi-final swim, scoring 24.16 seconds in the second round.
Pole Ksvaeri Masiuk touched third place, but given the disqualification, he will take the silver medal here with his score of 24.49. Masiuk was simply embarrassed by his own Polish record in this event, 24.48, than earlier in this meeting. He was joined on the podium Thomas Checkon from Italy, who won the bronze medal with a score of 24.51 points. This is Armstrong and Seccon’s second individual medal at the competition as the duo took bronze and gold respectively in the 100m.
Apostolos to Christ and Robert Glinta tied for 4th here, each swimming 24.57, while Ole Braunschweig of Germany scored 24.66 for 7th. Seventh place overall went to Australian Isaac Alan Cooper with a score of 24.76.
WOMEN 50 BRUSTER – FINAL
- World record: 29.30, Benedetta Pilato (Italy) – European Championship 2021
- Championship record: 29.40, Lilly King (USA) – 2017
- World Champion 2019: Lilly King (USA) – 29.81
- Ruta Meilutite (LTU) – 29.70
- Benedetta Pilato (Italy) – 29.80
- Lara van Niekerk (South Africa) – 20.90
- Qianting Tan (China) – 30.21
- Anna Elendt (Germany) – 30.22
- Eneli Efimova (EST) – 30.25
- Lilly King (USA) – 30.40
- Jennifer Alves de Conceicao (BRA) – 30.45
Nearly 10 years after winning her first world title in 2013, Lithuania’s Rutė Meiliutė won the 50th breaststroke at the 2022 World Championships. Meiliutė swam the best with a score of 29.70, slightly improving her semi-final score of 29.97, but falling short of her best ever and national record of 29.48 since 2013.
This is Meilutite’s first long-distance World Championship title in the sport, as she won silver from Yulia Efimova back in 2013. Earlier this week, Meiliutite won a bronze medal in the women’s 100m breaststroke, her first major international medal since her last return to the sport. year.
Meiliutė, who came 0.10 seconds after the winning time, became the world record holder. Benedetta Pilato from 29.80. Pilato broke the world record in this event at the 2021 European Championships with a time of 29.30, but this time fell short here, swimming half a second slower.
African record holder Lara van Niekerk was the only other woman to break 30 seconds here and score 29.90 for bronze. Earlier this year, she broke the African record with a score of 29.72, but she was still strong enough to make it to the podium. This is the first medal that a swimmer from an African country has won in a competition.
Qianting Tang finished fourth with a score of 30.21, followed by the only US competitor. Lilly King swam 30.22 for 5th place.
MEN. 1500 FREESTYLE – FINAL
- World record: Sun Yang – 14:31.02 (2012)
- Championship record: Sun Yang – 14:34.14 (2011)
- Olympic Champion 2021: Bobby Fincke – 14:39.65
- World Champion 2019: Florian Wellbrock (GERMANY) – 14:36.54
WOMEN 50 FREESTYLE – FINAL
- World record: 23.67 Sara Shostrom (Sweden) – World Championship 2017
- Championship record: 23.67, Sara Shostrom (Sweden) – 2017
- 2021 Olympic champion: Emma McKeon (Australia), 23.81
- World Champion 2019: Simone Manuel (USA), 24.05
400m WOMEN – FINAL
MEN. RELAY 4 × 100 COMPLEX – FINAL
- World Record: 3:26.78 US (2021)
- World champion record: 3:27.28 US (2009)
- Tokyo 2020 Olympic champion: USA – 3:26.78
- 2019 World Champion: Great Britain – 3:28.10
WOMEN’S RELAY 4×100 COMPLEX – PRELIMINARY PRELIMINARIES
- World record: 3:50.40, USA (2019)
- World Champions Record: 3:50.40 US (2019)
- Tokyo 2020 Olympic champion: Australia – 3:51.60
- 2019 World Champion: USA – 3:50.40
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