Roberto Pavoni 1:57 For Worlds 200IM Ticket; Dan Wallace Faces Wait In A Onesie

Roberto Pavoni -by Gian Mattia D'Alberto / lapresse

The relief on the face of a man with a ticket in his hand to World Championships was a sight to behold: Roberto Pavoni and a 1:57.79 win in the 200m medley at the British Swimming Championships hit the bullseye just 0.04sec inside the edge of selection; Gator Dan Wallace faces a wait, on 1:58.45

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The relief on the face of a man with a ticket in his hand to World Championships was a sight to behold: Roberto Pavoni and a 1:57.79 win in the 200m medley at the British Swimming Championships hit the bullseye just 0.04sec inside the edge of selection; Gator Dan Wallace faces a wait, on 1:58.45

Comments

MP

Wallace was only ahead at the fly turn

MP

The splits are wrong

DDias

Duncan Scott is from 1997.His 49.19 is a great time for Junior Worlds, probably second in the World, losing for Chambers.

STIRLO

I have to say I’m excited for the 200 free. Based on the 100 and 400 results we ought to see four men under 1:47. Guy and Jarvis could go 1:45 and Grainger and Renwick 1:46. Add in 1:47s from Wallace, Scott, possibly Milne and it could be a cracker. And that would bode well for the relay where they are quietly emerging as a threat.
Oh, and Guy’s improved 100, ought to see him crack 52 for the Fly, which gives the Brit on alternative to Barrett for the Medley relay.

Craig Lord

MP… ? they match these: http://www.swimmingresults.org.uk/swimming/results/2015/bstrials15/index.php

Craig Lord

MP – sure? I watched the race and it may well be but this is the official result sheet:
26.05 55.91 1:30.16 1:57.79
25.54 56.42 1:29.91 1:58.45
I will ask tomorrow but I wouldn’t want them to cancel the result given the ticket’s been stamped … 🙁

Italian fan

Interesting 49.19 for Duncan Scott (1997) in 100 free final.
I remember young Scott at last year European Junior (200 medley winner) and great rookie in an extraordinary scottish 4×200 relay at Commonwealth Games.
He definitely has talent and could be a great addition for british relays (if was Scott the anchor for british medley-relay next year in Rio?)

MP

If you watched the race, you know that Roberto was well ahead after back, breast and free

MP

He has asked his analysis coach to give them the correct ones and I will let you have them as soon as I get them

Craig Lord

Thanks MP 150m splits given to the wrong men on official result …should be other way round, I think….not sure how that could happen, worrying.

MP

I checked the scoreboard during the race and Roberto was given second place after the breast to free turn, which was clearly not the case, since he was clearly ahead. Also, he would not have finished in 27.3. In the free!

MP

I mean 27.6

Craig Lord

Well, our view of the scoreboard, MP, is blocked by a bank of sports scientist cameras filming everything for analysis – so they must surely have the answer if no-one else does…

MP

Many articles I read on the media wrongly say that he only went in the lead after the free. Think they were watching a different race…

MP

I believe he was only 0.03 slower than Goddard’s British textile record. Pleased with that

Craig Lord

Quite so, MP: noted 🙂

MP

Well, you can’t have everything! Qualified by a whisker, missed the textile record by a whisker too!

Craig Lord

MP, races are watched by media in the venue while running around getting quotes and trying to write up the last race – and splits are not taken down in old fashioned way by hand and pen scribbled on paper as we used to during a race because they will be there instantly after each race.
Those beyond the venue rely on the official timing system and go off the splits (esp. where there is no live stream, nor TV) … so not really the media that got this wrong, if it is shown to be wrong (which it appears to b, of course…) … I take it Loughborough has asked the question this morning?

MP

It’s not a problem with regards to splits or anything. But to report in various sources the wrong race and its completion is not professional. It is like saying that Man U were losing at half time and then they won with two goals a few minutes from full time, when in fact they were already ahead at mid way in the first half. Why is swimming so behind other sports in this Country, I will never know. Anyway, it is such a small point. The good thing is that our swimmers are showing good form and that bodes well for the future, I hope. But, never write off established swimmers in the hope and belief that new blood will overtake them. Not fair on those still working extremely hard and fully devoted to the sport. They give their life to swimming and should be shown more respect from all those who can’t wait for them to be beaten. You are not one of them and that shows how truly professional you are.

MP

Craig – For what is worth… Correct splits were: 26.06 – 55.91 – 1.29.2 – 1.57.79

MP

Also: the time is 3rd in 2015 World Rankings so far (for what is worth as Americans have not swum yet and others are pre-selected and therefore not peaked yet) and his previous pb was 1.58.14 and not 1.58.22

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