M100 Free Semis: Cameron McEvoy To Launch From Lane 4 As Vlad Morozov Nurses A DQ

Cameron McEvoy of Australia takes a leap to the 100m final - by Patrick B. Kraemer

In a dramatic start to the 4th session of final,s, Vladimir Morozov, the Russian title favourite, fled his blocks too soon and after a 48.12 in the second semi of the 100m freestyle faced a scoreboard that rolled a DQ next to his name; Aussie Cameron McEvoy leads the speed into the final as the only sub-48er, on 47.94

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In a dramatic start to the 4th session of final,s, Vladimir Morozov, the Russian title favourite, fled his blocks too soon and after a 48.12 in the second semi of the 100m freestyle faced a scoreboard that rolled a DQ next to his name; Aussie Cameron McEvoy leads the speed into the final as the only sub-48er, on 47.94

Comments

aswimfan

first time Le clos is out FAST!

aswimfan

cseh passed him by

aswimfan

Woww…
Cseh Le Clos Switkowski

aswimfan

both Cseh and Le Clos 1:53
Cseh is sooo emotional
he finally wins major 200 fly gold

le Clos went out too fast, and got passed by Cseh after 100, and had to make up lots of ground

aswimfan

Yayy!! the blockbuster race is next!

I am missing Sarah Sjostrom in this race 🙁

Wez

He waited for Laszlo so he could do the same as he did in 2012 and 2013. He likes the idea of chasing and out touching…. maybe a new strategy needs to be looked at.. Great swim from Cseh, i am so happy for him

aswimfan

Heemskerk is going out FASTTT

Anon

Knew ledecky would win after what she did last night 🙂 pity sjostrom didn’t swim!

aswimfan

Ledecky wins!!!

Wowwwwwww

First female swimmer to win 200-400-1500

Wez

I said it in a comment this am. everyone was watching everyone. Ledecky jumped through the door of opportunity, BAM! she will go 200 thru 1500

aswimfan

The times are not very fast. Who’d thought it was gonna be won in 1:55?

commonwombat

Fairly blatant break by Morozov; shame for the event he’s out but there he took an obvious flyer. Patently McEvoy’s best swim of the meet and a repeat tomorrow night should see him in medal country. Ning looks dangerous; does Grabitsch have that something extra ? Adrian can never be discounted but he needs to make a major lift.

Fu look a clear favourite in the W50BK. Mederios will be thereabouts as could be Nielsen. Wilson muffed her breakout, so she may be able to improve … enough to medal – questionable. Seebohm was scrappy for 40m, a tidier effort could collect a medal but no sure thing.

Cudos to Cseh for sticking to his race plan. How Le Clos does it escapes me; he looked to be running out of gas but rallied again. The great American hope, Shields, was a disappointment; clearly a major post Phelps gap given Clary also seems on the slide.

Anon

Heemskerk last! What a disappointment for someone who was ranked number 1!

Wez

Anti climax….. the time slower than FH’s world best, and Pellegrini’s SB as well.

aswimfan

As I was concerned, Heemskerk just doesnt know how to pace in major championships.

aswimfan

Pellegrini has medaled in 200 free in SIX consecutive world championships.
She is now, in my list, the greatest ever female 200 freestyler.

aswimfan

Peaty!!!

so happy he beat VDB again!

aswimfan

Cordes with his first major medal!

USA is having great races, with gold – bronze – bronze in two events

Wez

GBR has really lifted its game over the last few years.

They really have been impressive. Glad Cameron got on the podium but i am sure he is disappointed with not being able to recreate Barcelona.

I didn’t see any additional kicks from anyone off that start. The one thing I have noticed of late is the “fly” motion and Kick from Felipe da Silva at the end… And i am sure he has been DQ’d for it before at a World Shortcourse champs

aswimfan

Too funny for Heemskerk and Sjostrom focusing on 100 when a 1:55 could have won the 200.

aswimfan

I hope things will work out well for Sarah in 100, otherwise she’d be wondering what could she have done in 200…

Haakon Stokke

Aswimfan,

Sjostrom wishes to to a great 100 and will do so. A round of 200s have previously hindered this. The girl is disciplined and is learning. Stamp of a great athlete.

Anon

Groves once again swims fast in australia but fails internationally

aswimfan

LOL Anon, we both were writing the same comment almost at the same time
http://www.swimvortex.com/m200-butterfly-laszlo-cseh-world-champion-10-years-after-he-claimed-only-other-crown/

Wez

What a waste of energy for Katinka..

Great to see the Olympic champ Camelia potec giving the medals out for the 200 free.

commonwombat

Anon, you got in before me re Groves. As yet, not at the McKeonD/Hadler/D’Orsogna stage but worrying signs. Throssell, on the other hand, went out and gave herself a chance and has been rewarded with a finals berth.

Wez, GBR over the past decade has always produced a certain quota of international class swimmers & here and there a champion at World/Olympic level (ie Adlington in Beijing). Still nowhere near a “full spread” for either gender and little signs of that changing. All credit however for what they’ve got and how their best have managed to deliver.

aswimfan

roy,

Big difference.

winning men’s time from 15 years ago would still have won men 200 free gold in Kazan.

While winning women’s time from 15 years ago would not have finaled in Kazan.

Anon

That’s because thorpe and PVDH were beasts while the women’s 200m didn’t progress for more than 10 years

Wez

@aswimfan @anon

The time from 21 years ago would have been last in that final for women… another “beast swimmer”

commonwombat

Very hard to go past Lochte for the 200IM. Pereira may medal but it looks a case of him hanging on versus others coming home hard. Fraser-Holmes backstroke can only be described as comically inept; his 400IM may at least have some entertainment value … if one is a devotee of the “theatre of the absurd”.

aswimfan

Anon,

Fine, let’s take out Thorpe and PVDH.
But men’s winning times from 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013 world championship would have won Kazan, while winning time from 2005 world would have won silver.

Meanwhile, for women, only winning times from 2009 and 2013 would have won Kazan.

aswimfan

Fraser Holmes fly and free is so good, while her backstroke kept hugging the line

aswimfan

Finally Horton goes out fast. Why didn’t he do it in 400?

Anon

Hope the Italian beats the drug cheat… Also I wonder what mack Horton could have done in 400m

aswimfan

Im not a fan of Paltrinieri stroke

aswimfan

Yang wins, its unfortunate Paltrinieri could not do it.
Horton wins his first major medal.

commonwombat

A non-Olympic event but cudos to Horton; he “digested” the lesson of the 400 and gave himself a chance.

ASW. F-H was bashing against the outside lane rope for probably 2/3 of the backstroke leg.

Haakon Stokke

Christiansen, 18 tears, no 5, improving 12 seconds during the course of his first senior wc.

commonwombat

The W200FS at 2000 Olympics was won by O’Neill in 1.58.24 which was slower than the 1.57.45 she swam at AUS Trials. At that time the OR was still Heike Friedrich’s 1.57.65 from Seoul.

Anon

Murphys swim was a fluke it seems. England’s race to win!

commonwombat

Yes, for all the “chest pumping” over Murphy’s leg in the heats; he patently failed to back it up when it counts. Cordes also considerably slower. Brits – four strong solid legs and deserving winners.

Anon

Looking at the winning splits I’m 95% sure australia would have won if they had entered Larkin/Packard/mckeon/Campbell. I’m not convinced about the reasons for not racing.
Commonwombat noted that it’s not an Olympic event and they wanted to rest swimmers.
But They entered plenty of people in non Olympic events (50m sprints as well as 800/1500) and Larkin/campbell had no racing today, and Packard and mckeon are basically done for the week

Anon

Looking at the QT needed to final, they could have dumped 2nd string swimmers who were already done for the week and still qualified

commonwombat

Anon, very fair points that AUS would most likely have won had they entered but fair reasons not to.

Whilst a fair point re Packard, McKeon had a final on the same night; Groves well off form so hardly a reliable “sub” who also had races the same day. Treffers swimming poorly so no alternative to swimming Larkin.

commonwombat

They MAY choose to enter teams in this event in future but going into this meet, it was always a question mark as to how seriously leading nations would take these events. Some have, others haven’t bothered.

beachmouse

The Americans can usually be relied upon to enter everything, but, save for the fly leg, they were using swimmers who didn’t get individual swims in the 100 events. I do suspect that they were using it as a tryout for to put Cordes on the men’s medley relay though since he finally seems to have his head together and neither of their other two options swam impressively in the 100.

aswimfan

It’s a learning curve for Murphy.

This morning he swam pressure-free, but in the final he was on the spotlight not to mention the pressure put by Chris Walker. Just because Murphy went 52.18 in the morning during a mixed relay prelims with clear water, doesn’t mean he would have won 100 back final when everyone is as fast and the pressure is multiple-fold.

Cordes did pretty good, considering. The move to Singapore did him good.

Craig Lord

Correct, aswimfan

aswimfan

Russians men 100 back and breast must have been very very bad that they were the only country to use female-female-male-male line up

commonwombat

Fully concur re Murphy, ASW. There was a good deal of chest pumping on some other sites after his morning swim but the finals told another story ….. albeit the same cold hard facts that apply with their “what ifs re Meili & Worrall”.

Very nice to swim that hot time in the prelims but can you back it up when it counts. In all three cases; the final was markedly slower. To win at Worlds or Olympics; it takes 3 fast swims not just one.

Cordes was markedly slower. His finals split was only equivalent to a 59middish off blocks whereas his heats was close to a 59flat.

gheko

Its a mickey mouse race, the anchor leg by Fran was only 53.77, compared to Bronte Campbells 3rd leg 51.77 in womens 4x100m! Adam Peaty the star!

Verram

Australia didn’t figure in the mixed medley relay but I think we can have a competitive team in the mixed freestyle relay if we swim McEvoy Chalmers Cate and Bronte in that order…

cbardossy

Congrats to Santo Condorelli for making the final of the men’s 100 freestyle. It’s amazing to see another Canadian step up after Brent Hayden. It will be exciting to see how he does tomorrow night.

Personal Best

Good job from McEvoy… he may have been shaken up by the 200, but not letting that bother him.
Wait… it’s only the semi. Still, good effort if he can improve. It is his favourite event anyway.

Verram

I think McEvoy knows how to pace the 100 free much better than the 200 free.. Although the 200 free endurance training certainly does help a bit in that last 25 meters of the 100 free

aswimfan

mcEvoy is like Ledecky at 150m of 200 free: If he is with the leaders at 75m, he’ll win it.
It’s because none of the rest of the field has 1:45 200 free like he does.

Fabio Massuia

Cielo is out.
The Brazilian Confederation released this information today. He is returning to Brazil to treat an injury in his left shoulder.

HKSWIMMER

@aswimfan – I disagree. Ning can come back faster than McEvoy if they are close at the 75m.

Shame about Cielo 🙁 Manaudou will be all over the 50m now, with Morozov probably second.

I really want to see if Grabich can dip under 48 today and get a medal.

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