Over the past few years, no one has doubted the talent of China’s Sun Yang. Rapidly moving toward status as one of the finest distance freestylers in history, Sun can do it all in the pool, and on command. On the last night of the World Championships, he also showed a bit of showmanship, keeping the crowd at the Palau Sant Jordi in suspense. With a late charge, he did just enough to win a second straight 1500 title to add to his wins in the 400m and 800m; Ryan Cochrane (CAN) takes third straight silver; bronze to Gregorio Paltrinieri (ITA)
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Katinka Hosszu (HUN) claims medley double in 4:30.41 ahead of Spain’s Mireia Belmonte, topping her London 2012 tally with three medals and a 4:31.21 national record, and defending champion Elizabeth Beisel (USA), on 4:31.69; Olympic champion Ye Shiwen (CHN) 7th 10sec down on her WR
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Deciding to scratch the 100 freestyle might have seemed like a strange idea by Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen, the defending champion. But there was a method to her madness and she was rewarded with a gold medal in the 50 butterfly.
Young will meet old when the final of the 50 freestyle is contested. That much was determined in the semifinals of the one-lap sprint when Frenchman Florent Manaudou and American Anthony Ervin nailed down the top spots for the championship final. Both men are Olympic champions in the 50 free, but the similarities end there.
Behind the leadoff leg of Katie Ledecky and the anchor leg of Missy Franklin, the United States stormed to the gold medal in the 800 freestyle relay, Shannon Vreeland and Karlee Bispo also getting in on the championship fun.
Australia’s Cate Campbell remains the favorite to win the 100 freestyle, but Olympic champion Ranomi Kromowidjojo an Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom are not going to make the final easy. Sjostrom was the surprise top qualifier for the final in 52.87.
The stage is set for the rematch: The United States’ Nathan Adrian vs. Australia’s James Magnussen. Both frontrunners in the 100 freestyle did what was necessary in the semifinal round and will clash for gold in what is widely considered the premier event on the program.
Time for the dividends to roll in after all those competitive marathons around the world: Katinka Hosszu (HUN), arguably the most raced swimmer in the history of the sport (the sums are nearly there…) crushed her opponents in the 200m medley final with a 2:07.92 European-record victory; Alicia Coutts (AUS) takes second silver of the day for a fine lap back from disappointment, the bronze to Spain’s Mireia Belmonte for the loudest cheer of the day
Olympic champion Sun Yang (CHN) clobbered the field in the first final of the 15th FINA World Championships here at Barcelona’s Palau San Jordi with a 3:41.59 victory a relative league ahead the blanket finish for the minor spoils; Kosuke Hagino (JPN) set up a big week with silver in 3:44.82, Connor Jaeger taking bronze for the USA in 3:44.85, which locked out Ryan Cochrane by a touch, the Canadian on 3:45.02