DAY 11 REVIEW: WORLD RECORDS AND HIGH BARS

Day 11 of the 16th FINA World Championships was marked with the kickoff of the men’s high diving preliminary round. At the Kazan Arena Stadium, swimmers set new world records.

Katie Ledecky of the United States achieved a world record in the women’s 1,500 freestyle heat at the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan. Ledecky recorded 15:27.71 and bettered her previous record (15:28.36) set during the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia on August 24, 2014.

Sarah Sjostrom beat the world record once again, having finished the women’s 100m butterfly race in 55.64.

 “It took me six years of very hard work to perfect my tactics. Every single year my time was shortening by several seconds, my speed was improving. And now I have the result I’ve been striving for,” said Sarah Sjostrom after the race.

FINA Worlds 2015. Swimming.

Women. 100m butterfly

1. Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) – 55.64

2. Jeanette Ottesen (DEN) – 57.05

3. Lu Ying (CHN) – 57.48

Kazan Arena Stadium. August 3

Adam Peaty of Great Britain won in the men’s 100m breaststroke finals with 58.52.

“I’m happy that I could win this race. The competition for gold was fierce. It was a demanding heat. I think that it will be even more interesting further on,” world champion Adam Peaty said after the victory ceremony.

FINA Worlds 2015. Swimming.

Men. 100m breaststroke

1. Adam PEATY (GBR) – 58.52

2. Cameron VAN DER BURGH (RSA) – 58.59

3. Ross MURDOCH (GBR) – 59.09

Kazan Arena Stadium. August 3

Florent Manaudou of France became the world champion in the 50m butterfly event.

FINA Worlds 2015. Swimming.

Men. 50m butterfly.

1. Florent MANAUDOU (FRA) – 22.97

2. Nicholas SANTOS (BRA) – 23.09

3. Laszlo CSEH (HUN) – 23.15 and Konrad CZERNIAK (POL) – 23.15

Kazan Arena Stadium. August 3

Katinka Hosszu of Hungary set a new world record, having finished the distance with a time of 2:06:12.

FINA Worlds 2015. Swimming.

Women. 200m individual medley.

1. Katinka HOSSZU (HUN) – 2:06.12

2. Kanako WATANABE (JPN) – 2:08.45

3. Siobhan Marie O’CONNOR (GBR) – 2:08.77

Kazan Arena Stadium. August 3

In the preliminary round, 20 top athletes from all over the world competed in the men’s 27m high diving event. Gary Hunt, a legendary driver from Great Britain, came first – his total score in three dives was 381.80 points. David Colturi of the USA was second, and Jonathan Paredes of Mexico – third.

“I hope for the first place here. After the World Championships in Barcelona where I got silver, I have worked hard and improved my results. So I think I have every chance to win,” said the British athlete.

At the Water Polo Arena, eight water polo matches among women were played. The South African team lost the 15th-16th place match to Japan, and New Zealand beat France in the match for the 13th-14th places. Four teams played in the classification round for the 9th-12th places: Canada – Hungary (7-10) and Kazakhstan – Brazil (5-10). Teams of the USA, the Netherlands, Australia and Italy emerged victorious in the quarterfinals. The medal event will take place on August 7.

From : Kazan2015.com

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