Kazan 2015 Worlds, Day 3 Heats: Cameron VD Burgh (=) World-Record Response – 26.62

Cameron Van der Burgh was off to a fast start on day 3 - World Record - by Patrick B. Kraemer

World Championships, Kazan, day 3 heats: Men’s 50m Breaststroke; Women’s 200m Freestyle; Men’s 200m Butterfly; Men’s 800m freestyle. Live reports, rankings, quotes from the Kazan mixed zone and more – This morning has brought a world record soon after the start – Cameron Van der Burgh’s response to silver in the 100m: 26.62 in theta 7 of 9 in the 50m breaststroke

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World Championships, Kazan, day 3 heats: Men’s 50m Breaststroke; Women’s 200m Freestyle; Men’s 200m Butterfly; Men’s 800m freestyle. Live reports, rankings, quotes from the Kazan mixed zone and more – This morning has brought a world record soon after the start – Cameron Van der Burgh’s response to silver in the 100m: 26.62 in theta 7 of 9 in the 50m breaststroke

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aswimfan

Van Der burgh went a very easy 26.62

And he loves the crowd πŸ™‚

aswimfan

I’ve just realized… It’s a WR???

aswimfan

VDB has just equaled Peaty unratified WR

Personal Best

Ugh… I forgot about the whole unratified thing.

Seriously!

What is with WRs tumbling at this meet? It’s probably just a cyclical thing and it seems we are due, in so many events, prior to the Olympics.

aswimfan

Two world record holders, Ledecky and Hosszu are swimming next to each other in the next heat! Giddy!

aswimfan

Tusup’s looking concerned. so sweet. No Need!

aswimfan

Shen Duo is going out very fast

aswimfan

Amazing ledecky.
She can win this.

aswimfan

Wow… Franklin is silencing her doubters

aswimfan

Right now, Missy’s free is much better than her backstroke

aswimfan

Heemskerk stroke is beautiful

aswimfan

But heemskerk’s last 20 looked a bit suspect.

aswimfan

le Clos is still looking around

Verram

What r the times being swum?

aswimfan

Woww.. Le Clos is not looking good

aswimfan

Clary De Deus 1:55
Le Clos Irivine equaled fourth in the heat 1:56

aswimfan

Cseh 1:53.71!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

aswimfan

Cseh looked very very strong.

We might as well give the 100 fly gold to him now

aswimfan

With 23 flat 50 and now 1:53.7 in 200 prelims, it is highly possible for Cseh to go under 51.00 in the 100.

commonwombat

To those subscribing to the Melanie Wright’s Being Persecuted Society; we hereby present the evidence of the 200FS heats – 17th 1,58.94, misses semi finals. Not sure McKeonE is quite “on” at this meet; will need to lift quite a bit to be sure of making final.

Franklin’s freestyle most definitely looking much better than her backstroke. What WAS Heemskerk doing on her final 50 ? SMOC frankly didn’t look too good.

Sprenger needs to find an answer with regards to his shoulder. It may well be that it is no longer capable of taking the stress of top level breaststroke. He probably needs to get that “settled” in the next couple of months.

Some big names maybe trying to be “a bit too cute” in M200FLY heats. Japanese looked good. Morgan was probably “on his limit” with his swim but at least he gave himself a chance and that’s commendable.

Wez

Cseh is looking fantastic. His splits were so even, his middle 100 the slowest of them all, which is unusual. a cracker of a last 100 meters left him just 0.27 shy of the pace that Phelps came home in Melbourne for his Superb 1:52.09 Textile Best.

Bundle that with his new found speed, i think we may see the bridesmaid become the bride, so to speak.

I worry about Le Clos’ form on the 200. If he was trying to swim his way into the semi final, and save some energy, he almost cost himself a 200 fly swim off.

If he misjudged it, he will be back better tonight.

The depth has really become super in this event, no more playing around

aswimfan

I don’t think Le Clos misjudged. I think he has serious problem now.
He was between De Deus and Clary and both were far ahead of him on the last 10 meter.

As for Emma Mckeon, I am concerned she get infected by her brother’s outlook. David mcKeon offered excuses that he’s still learning to swim in major championships, and this is what Emma said after her 100 fly fourth place:

β€œNext year is the one that counts. Every time you race at this level you learn a lot and I definitely learnt a lot in that race.”
http://mobile.news.com.au/sport/more-sports/fina-world-championships-emily-seebohm-mitch-larkin-gold-medal-favourites-in-100m-backstroke/story-fndukor0-1227468766146

So what’s their excuses next year will be?

aswimfan

You are not in World Championships to learn how to race, you are there to race swim your best.
This is especially galling after their third or fourth major championships.

Personal Best

I didn’t think McKeon was ‘on’ since the relay on night 1.

That’s why I was questioning why she seemingly had an automatic berth (probably cause of the 100 fly, but still). Perhaps she did time trial, but it doesn’t look like she would have posted a great time given her performances thus far. Shame… but the semis of the 200 will tell.
She is not like her brother, and I do believe they train separately now.

aswimfan

Horton is so far behind.

Whats his excuse now?

aswimfan

After winning bronze in 400, surprisingly Cochrane is OUT

Wez

@swimfan,

I hope you are wrong about leclos. I think that 200 free yesterday was his best LCM time, so I don’t doubt he is strong and fit, time will tell. Some exciting races tonight.

What do you think about the Iron lady’s 200 this am?

commonwombat

PB, Emma doesn’t appear to be at her best here but, on the evidence so far, she’s in better form than Wright who’s have been the other main candidate for the 4×100 final

ASW, PB is correct; McKeon brother & sister now train on different squads. To be fair, this IS her 1st major championships swimming individual events (2013 was relay only and CommGames are a B- Grade meet) so there’s some fairness to her comment.

Horton was somewhat lucky to be in a fast final heat; it’s early in his career but one hopes he (and his coach) fully digest the lessons of this meet with regards to mental approach.

Sun Yang clearly has the extra gear to call on but Paltinieri & Jaeger looked good.

Haakon Stokke

@aswimfan,

I would agree with Wez on the LeClos issue. I thought his free yesterday looked good and I understand was a PB. Yes, his fly looked shaky both in the 50 and today’s prelim, but he has previously been able to come back nicely after shaky starts when the heat is up.

Cseh must have incredible support from his legs; keeping his head as high as it is is against current wisdom and should work against forward movement? Still think a sub 51 somewhat beyond his capacity; he did nice 50s last year as well.

Hosszu looks incredible these days, but keep in mind that her freestyle tends to break down badly eithet due to too many previous races or heavy competition where she is not able to dominate. Ledecky is my favourite; she has gained more natural speed and is an amazing closer!

aswimfan

Wez,

I forgot that le Clos had 200 free swim last night and into final tonight.
let’s hope then that that was just a misjudged swim and that he can do much better tonight.

Hosszu’s 200 this morning as I’d expected. I don’t think she swam it too hard, especially after her emotionally draining 200 IM last night, she must still be a bit on a cloud. She’ll go much swifter tonight.

charlie maigne

@aswimfan @wez I don’t know what the matter is with Le Clos. Perhaps he’s saving energy for the 200 Free final, perhaps there is a problem… But what is worrying is that he hasn’t gone below 1:54 since London (1:52.96), and he hasn’t even gone below 1:55 last season. I am currently nervous with his form in this championships . I hope he proves me wrong and gets good times in the 200 fly SF tonight.

charlie maigne

@Haakon Stokke,

Let’s hope for that… I mean since winning London up to last year, he has had a fine year, but so far he hasn’t done anything fantastic this season…

Haakon Stokke

@Charlie Maigne,

Again, his 200 free last night was solid and allegedly a PB. Keep in mind that, as far as I remember, he also won the 200 free sc in December 2014? Granted, that meet has much less credibility than WC LC, but still showing that he is indeed performing at world class level. My amateurish bet is that LeClos takes the 100 and Cseh prevails in the 200?

charlie maigne

@Haakon Stokke I wouldn’t count out Seto also if we are betting… but again we’ll have a better idea of Chad’s form by tonight…

aswimfan

I just hope that if there’s something wrong with Le clos, it’s neither serious, permanent or structural.

He has too much talent to get stuck on 1:54 and 51
He is now at his peak physical age, and he should be blazing 50s and 1:52/3 with regularity.

Wez, as you are from South Africa, do you know if the troubles concerning SA federation affect Le Clos preparation or support in any way?

commonwombat

Aswim; further to your enquiry re entry lists for mixed relays from yesterday’s main thread.

Sadly, I cannot provide you a direct link but here is the OMEGA page for the Championships. When the Swimming page comes up, select Events then the specific event then Entry List.

aswimfan

Commonwombat,
yes I knew alreaqdy about the Omega livetiming, but the entry list for mixed 4×100 free only shows the countries, heats and lanes, without names of swimmers:

http://www.omegatiming.com/File/Download?id=00010F020002003F00FFFFFFFFFFFF01

commonwombat

My apologies; perhaps I should have clarified “entry lists” rather than start lists. I would have to think that nominations (of designated swimmers) have not closed at this point. AUS is listed as an entry for the FS but not the MED; some will differ but I agree with this decision.

charlie maigne

@aswimfan True that. He should already be @constant 1:52/53 and 50/51’s now on fly. maybe he was taking it easy in the last 2 years since the field is weak on the fly, but again he should be bringing his A game now as the field will start to catch on him.

Yozhik

Aswimfan, you said completely opposite about Missy’s chances after her 4×100 relay. Did she swim differently today. I didn’t have chance to watch hits?

Haakon Stokke

At the risk of being overly provincial, while at the same time trying to balance the Aussie focus on this site?: please note Norway’s 18 year old Henrik Christiansen’s 800, number eight to the finals at 7.49.7, a new PB by 8 seconds and the first Norwgian final since Dale Oen in 2011. If one could only extrapolate that improvement further into 2016 …?

aswimfan

Yozhik,
what did I say about Missy’s chances?

aswimfan

Haakon,

Thank you for very interesting info. I completely had no idea about Henrik Christiansen. I will now be watching him more intently during final!

Wez

@aswimfan

not only am I from South Africa, I swam for them and trained in the lane next to him.

I am sure you have noticed that he pulls out big swims when it matters, but he also never wins by too far. This is because he is a racer. He swims to win. The most driving factor he has is being able to see you. If he sees you, you are dead in the water. He will catch you.

He has an ability i have never really seen before. He can change gears and he swims on the water, not in it. If you watch the 200 free SF from last night, you will notice it.

First 50, looking at everyone, out far ahead.
Next 50, not watching everyone, backs off the pace (he wasn’t dying) off the 100 wall, surges ahead and maintains with the group. Last wall he came out well ahead and sort of just “chilled”. he was quite a way behind Cameron Macevoy with 5m to swim, and then he looked a bit under water, and just upped the tempo and got onto the wall quick.

This morning looked shakey, but maybe he knew it was enough. There is nothing stopping him here from what i know.

Haakon Stokke

Wez,
Thank you for interesting perspectives on LeClos’s racing strategy. Did not you earlier this summer comment that you had recently seen him do a 1.50 scm for the 200 fly in practise? That says something about his capacity.

Aswimfan,
I do not expect a repeat or improvement come tomorrow. 8 seconds is quite a lot improvement both physically and mentally. The good part is that Christiansen did this at worlds, not on some local swim meet. Note his technique tomorrow: high frequency, almost above waterline, like a water fly.

aswimfan

Wez,

Thank you so much for such interesting insights. I guess we all suspected that Le Clos needs visual to give him that extra motivation.
And that’s why I was quite concerned that he was quite far behind both De Deus and Clary who swimming right next to him so he didn’t even have to look around to see them because they were quite ahead of him in that last 50. If he intended to save energy, that was quite risky.

But if you think he’s gonna be ok, then I will take your word, and I am glad.

Mark Painting

Spot on Wez. Chad is in fine fettle. If he can swim 1:54 high at the Mare Nostrom, with a heavy workload, swimming 1:52.5 here is very do-able. If anyone in the lane next to him wants to have a go, I wish them the best of luck.

Gcina Seleteng

LeClos should be training with van der burg maybe he can learn how to swim his own race and not always looking at other swimmers

charlie maigne

Interesting though is that Chad is swimming in Lane 1 if I am not mistaken.

aswimfan

Le Clos is in lane 1 first semi.

Aaannnddd it is starting!

aswimfan

mcEvoy looks like a child standing next to Sun Yang

aswimfan

Le Clos out fast in the first 50

aswimfan

Very Slooowwww final
James Guy in 1:45.14, Yang 1:45.20 Biedermann 1:45.38

mcEvoy crash and burn
this kid really can’t swim multiple races at very fast pace

Wez

great 200, what a superb swim from james guy!
Lochte looked super to 150 but i am still not convinced with those backstroke turns.
They may be quicker for him initially, but i wonder about the amount of energy he is using to turn onto his stomach.

Not so good from cam macevoy, and i thought chad might swim 1:45 there to be honest.

aswimfan

As I suspected, Lochte left it all out in the semis.

I’m glad Sun Yang does not win.

Wez

Katinka will be missed…. Seebohm for the win

aswimfan

I don’t think mcEvoy knows how to race 200 to be honest. His fast 200 have always been done in Australia where he’s not under pressure

commonwombat

Chapeau James Guy; he’s came to Kazan to race and, unlike others more touted, has gone out there and delivered.

Lochte gave it a “lash” but was crying “Taxi !!” on the way home. McEvoy – frankly not nearly good enough. To those who’ve continued to tout the AUS 4×200; still standing by your picks or are we, perhaps, reconsidering ?

aswimfan

YEESSSSS!!

Seebohm finally wins her rightful place in the 100m backstroke pantheon.

And oohh so close to the WR! Daymn!

Wez

What a great swim. Fingertips where on that red line!!!

Wez

USA still without Gold?

Wez

Could we see a world record back to back? I think we might.

aswimfan

Kazan is exactly the opposite of London in terms of racing for Seebohm.
In London she swam progressively slower while here she swam progressively faster.

I hope Seebohm can also finally break WR next year.

Missy’s backstroke is still not yet recovered. She is suddenly vulnerable to defeat by Hosszu in the 200 back, something that would have been unthinkable just a few days ago.

aswimfan

WR!! 26.47 by Peaty!

commonwombat

Yes, Seebohm has sent out a very clear message with regards to the pecking order in the W100BK. An even more positive sign was Wilson’s silver in her first “Major” final. Unlike so many of her team-mates, she’s backed up domestic performance when it counts.

By no means can we discount Franklin from medal calculations for Rio but she’s certainly been sent a message that she’s going to need to raise her game several levels as I doubt Seebohm, Wilson & Nielsen (congrats to her too) are going to be just sitting on their rear ends for the next 12months.

aswimfan

VDB could not mount the challenge. 26.74

Peaty’s technique is incredible. very quick, very tight and just forward forward forward.

Haakon Stokke

Aswimfan,

Always happy to provide some joy into someones lives?

Extremely impressive performance again.

Looking forward to the 200!

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