Daiya Seto Settles Score With Le Clos In 200 ‘Fly & Falls 0.06 Shy Of Hagino in 200IM

Daiya Seto by Patrick B. Kraemer

The Japanese medley duel continued apace as Monte Carlo’s Mare Nostrum finale got underway with Kosuke Hagino keeping Daiya Seto at bay by 0.06sec in 1:57.79 over 200m, while Seto defeated Olympic and World champion Chad le Clos (RSA) 1:54.68 to 1:55.47 in the 200m butterfly; over in Rome on day 2 at the Trofeu Sette Colli, Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom clocks 53.00 in 100 free

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The Japanese medley duel continued apace as Monte Carlo’s Mare Nostrum finale got underway with Kosuke Hagino keeping Daiya Seto at bay by 0.06sec in 1:57.79 over 200m, while Seto defeated Olympic and World champion Chad le Clos (RSA) 1:54.68 to 1:55.47 in the 200m butterfly; over in Rome on day 2 at the Trofeu Sette Colli, Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom clocks 53.00 in 100 free

Comments

felixdangerpants

Coventry sneaking on down

Rain Maker

Should be a good 200m Fly battle this summer with Seto and le Clos.

sid

That’s true rain maker and I think we can see maybe a sub 1:53 from one of them or both at Kazan.

Philip Johnson

le Clos is definitely not a shoe in for the 200 fly. Can’t wait to see the great these two will put up.

commonwombat

Slightly OT but AUS Swimming has announced Brittany Elmslie has withdrawn from the team for Kazan after undergoing surgery to a remove a benign growth in her breast three weeks ago.

http://www.swimming.org.au/article.php?group_id=74312&id=2

beachmouse

Best wishes that the problem does not recur for Elmslie. 21 is far too young to have to wonder if it’s just a cyst or cancer.

While I’m not sure she would have swum the 4×100 final, (C1, C2, Mel, Emma) this definitely hurts the Aussie 4×200 chances for gold.

aswimfan

I don’t think Elsmlie’s out changes much of AUS chances in all relays.

aswimfan

In w4x2 they were behind USA anyway, but yes, it decreases their chances for gold further down

Bad Anon

Coventry making good progress

aswimfan

I’m glad that Seto has become legit threat to le Clos for gold.
Le Clos Has been very complacent lately.

felixdangerpants

I think Chad will smash him when it matters. The Japanese are consistent with their times, Chad knows how to step it up

roy

I,m not sure that le clos will smash seto when it matters. Although le clos has a faster personal best than seto.

aswimfan

Also, Seto is a big event performer as well, remember how he stole Hagino’s thunder in Barcelona and surprised everyone?

Although, if you ask me, I think Le Clos will still win it.
I like these new rivalries. It makes the sport exciting.

Billabong

The 200 Fly is looking good from a spectators point of view. I think that it will take a 1:52 low, or maybe even 1:51 high in Kazan to win. Seto is the catalyst for a fast race, as Chad thrives off competition.

felixdangerpants

Seto will never go anywhere near that fast, worlds be won in whatever is needed for Chad to win which won’t be that

TommyL

It has been 3 years since we seen anyone under 1:53 so I hope the time has come now. No disrespect to Chad in any way but I expect a clear statement from hin Kazan that he is the butterfly boss. A winner in a time over 50.99 and 1:53.99 in fly events is going to be a disappoitment for me. But perhaps I am just too demanding.

Craig Lord

A clean winner in those times would be something to celebrate, TommyL… but yes, it would be good to see Chad get down towards London time in 200… any 50 plus in the 100 would be a tick over what’s been the winning standard of late…

aswimfan

TommyL,

I share your sentiment.
I hope Le Clos will finally go sub 51 AND 1:53 (I know that he has gone sub 1:53)

dutchinusa

Just saw that 15-year old Steenbergen swam 54,07 in the 100 free at the Dutch youth championships, 0,80 faster again than a few month ago. Soon under the 54.

Craig Lord

Yes, dutchinusa, she’s on the move… by Rio, she may well be a serious asset to the Dutch relays (1:59, 200m, as well)

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