Be sure to stay with SwimVortex during the morning preliminary session of the 15th FINA World Championships for constant updates as action unfolds. The team here in Barcelona, Craig Lord and John Lohn, will be regularly adding updates to this file throughout the morning from the Palau Sant Jordi. All our loyal readers need to do is refresh their browser to see the latest news. Enjoy the action and the coverage.
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Morning heats on day 7 at the 15th FINA World Championships with the SwimVortex team here in Barcelona, Craig Lord and John Lohn. On the penultimate morning, Yuliya Efimova dropped a 29.78 world record in the 50m breaststroke
Olympic champ Daniel Gyurta (HUN) claimed his third crown over 200m breaststroke, a 2:07.23 Championship and European record laving clear blue water between his wash and this who followed him on to the podium, Marco Koch on 2:08.54, Matti Mattsson making history in 2:08.95
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.
Be sure to stay with SwimVortex during the morning preliminary session of the 15th FINA World Championships for constant updates as action unfolds.
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.
Ill health has forced European Champion Jenny Mensing to withdraw from the World Championships. The 27-year-old backstroke ace, a German champion 21 times sin her career, was unable to keep up consistent training since nationals in April because of unspecified health issues and will not accompany a large Germany team on Mare Nostrum Tour next week; Britta Steffen and Steffen Diebler (pictured) on tour with large squad
Germany’s woes at London 2012, the first Olympic Games since 1932 at which the pool produced no medals for the country, happened because athletes and coaches lost touch with world-swimming trends and the structure of the sport was not geared to world-class, the DSV 2013 Structure Commission concludes
Steffen Deibler, world No 1 over 100m butterfly so far this season, and his brother Markus are being stalked. The Hamburg sprinters have taken their case to the police in Germany after suffering what they say has been more than two years of abusive behaviour by a female fan
Germany has selected 28 swimmers for action at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona this July and August. The squad includes 12 men and 16 women, including Britta Steffen despite her mid-meet withdrawal from the German nationals in Berlin on Saturday; Events will be worked out later, with a nod to where Steffen will fit in, but the names are known