Kazan 2015 Worlds, Day 2 Heats: Katinka Hosszu 58.78 – Then Says ‘I’M Out Of 100 Back’

Katinka Hosszu - by Patrick B. Kraemer

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commonwombat

Hosszu has definitely thrown her hat in the ring with 58.78. Both Seebohm & Wilson looked good. Franklin made a complete hash of the start; she can’t afford to repeat this in semis or finals. Baker was out hard but was crying “Taxi !!” on the way home & missed semis. This may be a concern for 4xMED heats as they will clearly wish to rest Franklin; they will still almost certainly QF but with fly & FS already off the pace they may be looking at non-central lanes.

aswimfan

Larkin must have learned a lot from the Horton – mckeon and 4×100 debacle yesterday and used the knowledge to smash 52.5 and sent out strong statement.

The aussies are suddenly looking good in men4x100 Medley.
But then again it will depend on how fast Dorsogna can go in 100 fly haha.

Craig Lord

She’s thrown her hat back out, too, commonwombat.

commonwombat

ASW, it would appear that Jaco’s “rocket” to the AUS men had at least one receptive listener !! One wonders whether he needed to go that fast but he’s certainly laid down a “marker” and should he replicate anywhere near that in semis then he’ll have to be considered a chance.

Hosszu withdrawing definitely a relief to the others.

AUS women certainly looking switched on this morning with both W100BRS through to semis which they may not have been banking on. McKeown going sub1.07 a major plus and could conceivably make the final. Lawrence (2nd US) failed to make semis; NOT good.

Major guns looked easy and would expect Efimova, Meilutyte at least to make major drops in semis. Pedersen surprisingly slow (13th) and will need to extract digit.

Haakon Stokke

Craig,

How can you describe a possible 2.06.15 as an off the chart performance by Hosszu, especially after her extremely impressive 100 back this morning where she dropped her PB by more than half a second? Do not quite see the logic?

aswimfan

Has there been a swimmer like Hosszu?
I don’t think so.

She swam all year round. Not only that. She swam all year round in dozens meets. Not only that. She swam all year round in dozens meets in a minimum 6 individual events per meet. Not only that. She swam all year round in dozens meets in a minimum 6 individual events per meet all in top ten times.

AND NOT ONLY THAT.

She swims 7 individual events in a major championships and is dropping HUGE PBs in each event that we can guarantee will make top three ranked for her slowest swim/event.

No one swimmer before has dropped fastest time of the year in a prelims and decided that was just for a morning warm up routine.

She has done things no other swimmer has done before. nope. no one has.

aswimfan

If she doesn’t get too tired by the time she swims in the 200 back final, Missy can say goodbye to her once surefire gold.

Craig Lord

The logic is clear, Haakon, look at the gap to the rest of the world… in the final, two may get into the 2:08s… which is a very fast time in textile… two may get inside 2:08, which would be a chart-wrting moment in swimming history… a time looking at the 2:05 realm is definitely off the chart, the 2:06.8 of the semis on the border of that status, no question.
In Olympic year 2012, she had a textile best of 2:10.68 … going a 2:06 flat even by 2016 would be extraordinary and yes, off the chart — only one other woman inside 2:08 in textile, ever, China’s Ye Shiwen at London 2012

Ger

I thought Ledecky would have a swim down this morning. Why go so fast?

aswimfan

Ledecky splitting 8:15 in a 1,500 prelims is just obscene.

aswimfan

Is she trying to break the WR now, and will swim the final tomorrow just for the win to conserve energy for 200 free?

aswimfan

Yep WR 15:27!

Ger

Jesus H. Christ

Ger

She’s hardly blowing

aswimfan

Who does break 1,500 WR in a prelim???

No one does. No one ever.

This world championships is turning out to become Sjostrom-Hosszu-Ledecky show.

It will be very very difficult to select female swimmer of the meet. Scratch it. These three swimmers are laying claim to the swimmer of the meet, period, regardless of gender.

Haakon Stokke

Craig,

Fair enough. You were stating that she was not close to the record of 2.06.15, and on that issue I beg to differ?. Since her 2.10 days in 2012 she has significantly improved all her strokes timewise (I am sure you have the exact figures!) so maybe a 2.06 is not so unreasonable even if it is very fast compared to her competition. How she has accomplished this is another matter. History usually tells us that unusual performances require unusual measures.

aswimfan

Friis and Ashwood on 15.54 and 15:56

Carlin will have to work very very hard in the 800 so she won’t repeat Barcelona and comes home empty handed.

aswimfan

If Hosszu breaks WR tonight, I will have to give the title of swimmer of the meet, swimmer of the year, and perhaps swimmer of the decade to her.

Personal Best

A 1500m WR in the heats?!

And I thought Larkin’s 52.50 was going to be the swim of the morning.

And Jessica Ashwood broke another Australian record? Good on her. Mind you near 30 seconds behind.

The 800 is going to be kind of crazy!

commonwombat

Carlin may, or may not, have made a smart move by not entering the 1500. Ledecky may be the freakish exception but you have only so much petrol in the tank you can draw upon for a meet and the others may be “running on fumes” by the end of the meet.

Ledecky – amazing ! Part of me asks “why the hell are you doing this in the heats ?” but hey, if this is still working for her then who are we to quibble ? She’s certainly going to deflect attention away from what has otherwise been a rather problematic showing to date by the US women.

Will Sjostrom add another WR tonight an/or will Hosszu join the club ? Slightly shorter odds on Sjostrom but with both it’ll be a matter of win by how far ?

Ger

Ledecky’s 800 splits:
8:15:29
8:14:29 from 700 to 1500

Personal Best

That’s 3 PBs for the Aussies this morning; Larkin, Ashwood and McKeown all swam impressively.

The number of records dropping all around, including WRs is very exciting.

Haakon Stokke

Aswimfan

Ledecky will save herself in the 1500 final and only make sure she wins comfortably as she needs to prepare herself for the 200 free semi final.

Dee

Agreed regarding Carlin having to step up – The positive is that her 4.03 in the 400 was just off her PB she set in Berlin, she went 8.15 there. She left her charge too late, fastest closing split – 60.16 for closing 100.. That is too fast when you swim 4.03, she should have gone earlier. Oh well, you live and you learn. The turns really hurt her over 400m too, being beside Boyle really showed how bad they are.

I still see Carlin as second best over 800 – She showed last year her ‘cruising speed’ is her big asset over 800.. Every split between 30.9 and 31.4 from 100 to 700, picking it up either side of that.

Haakon Stokke

Lochte looks physically very fit, apparently swam controlled, but did not quite come first. Difficult to make an analysis as to where he is level wise so far. I could not quite see how effective his new underwater work at the turns were.

Anyone have an opinion on the back turn?

peter robinson

Aussie coaches obviously on the warpath!

Wez

Haakon Stokke

I think he should stay away from it.My reason for this is because its simple physics.

Momentum into the wall allows him to make a freestyle turn, and while i can see why it would be appealing to do (you dont need to waste time twisting from your back onto your stomach), he looked far slower on the twist on the breakout compared to the twist on the turn. I am sure it is directly proportional to the speed he is going at the time.

Lochte does look good though. He looked relaxed, not working the walls too much with exception of that last “backstroke” turn

commonwombat

In all this hubbub, we have actually overlooked something truly momentous & unprecedented during these heats …… David McKeon has actually progressed out of the 200 heats & made semi-finals.

Whilst I will go make a quick check to verify that hell has, indeed, NOT frozen over ….. it must be said he didn’t look particularly impressive and I wouldn’t care to wager 2c on him progressing further. Certainly insufficient grounds for backtracking on previous view that the powers that be “call Time” on his international career.

maxhardie

It seems that the US will have the worst Worlds in history – will they be able to catch up in time for Rio?
The only men’s chances for gold are Lochte in 200 IM and Ryan Murphy in the 200 back.
Katie Ledecky will be the only gold medalist, maybe 5 out of 5 (also the 4 x 200). Missy Franklin is deffinitively far from a gold.

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