2022 FINA World Aquatics Championships: Day 1 Preview - SwimSwam


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Saturday's opening session of pool swimming at the 2022 FINA World Aquatics Championships is full of veteran world listing holders and rising stars alike in Budapest, Hungary. 5 of the nine activities featured on the first day will forgo the semifinals and go straight to evening finals where medals can be awarded: the guys's 400 free, ladies's four hundred free, guys's 400 IM, men's 4×a hundred free relay, and women's four×one hundred free relay. 

Saturday morning's agenda will additionally consist of prelims for the girls's one hundred fly, guys's 50 fly, men's a hundred breast, and ladies's 200 IM. Medal rounds for those pursuits will come on Sunday night (Budapest time).

Day 1 Morning pursuits:

  • girls's 200 IM – Prelims
  • men's four hundred free – Prelims
  • girls's one hundred fly – Prelims
  • men's 50 fly – Prelims
  • ladies's four hundred free – Prelims
  • guys's one hundred breast – Prelims
  • men's four hundred IM – Prelims
  • ladies's 4×100 free relay – Prelims
  • guys's four×one hundred free relay – Prelims
  • Two of the seven particular person routine have a world list holder racing – sixth-seeded Hungarian Katinka Hosszu in the girls's 200 IM and fifth-seeded Ukrainian Andrii Govorov within the guys's 50 fly. 

    The relays are additionally headlined through an Australian girls's four×a hundred free group that broke the realm list last summer in Tokyo, but only 1 swimmer from that squad – Meg Harris – is competing in Budapest. 

    Day 1 Morning Session's top Storylines to follow:

  • After dominating the 200 IM at essential international meets from 2013-19, Katinka Hosszu's reign came to an conclusion ultimate summer in Tokyo, the place she positioned seventh well off her world checklist tempo. The combat for the throne figures to be a two-manner tilt between a pair of 20-year-olds, college of Virginia sophomore Alex Walsh and Australian phenom Kaylee McKeown. Walsh may be the more inexperienced of the two, however her 2:07.eighty four from April's U.S. trials ranks because the quickest time on this planet this yr – more than a second quicker than McKeown's 2:09.15 from Australian trials that turned into a couple of 2d off her lifetime top-quality. 
  • true-seeded German Lukas Martens appears to proceed momentum in the guys's 400 free after an electrical spring that saw him clock a 3:forty one.60 on the Stockholm Open, greater than three seconds sooner than his outdated optimal. that point makes him the eighth-fastest performer of all time, and the quickest given that 2017. Martens' leading challengers are expected to be Elijah Winnington – whose 3:forty three.10 from Australian trials was .55 seconds slower than his entry time – and fellow German Hennig Bennet Muhlleitner. surprise Olympic gold medalist Ahmed Hafnaoui turned into absent from the psych sheet released Thursday. 
  • Even after a pair late scratches from Kyle Chalmers and Kristof Milak, the men's 50 fly nonetheless aspects a celeb-studded forged. There's long direction world record holder Andrii Govorov, co-brief route world listing holders Nicholas Santos and Szebasztian Szabo, and the final three long direction world champions: Caeleb Dressel (2019), Ben Proud (2017), and Florent Manaudou (2015). And that's devoid of bringing up Michael Andrew, who changed into just .03 seconds in the back of Dressel at U.S. trials. 
  • Katie Ledecky is the heavy favourite in the girls's 400 free after Ariarne Titmus opted not to make the trip to Budapest. but Titmus' new world listing of three:fifty six.40 from Australian trials may just function motivation for Ledecky to push herself even if she's manner forward of a container that contains rising Canadian celebrity summer season McIntosh. 
  • 26-12 months-old Dutchman Arno Kamminga looks poised to choose up his first long direction Worlds gold medal in the guys's one hundred breast following remaining month's withdrawal of 27-yr-historical Brit Adam Peaty. The reigning Olympic and world champion and world list holder within the adventure, Peaty is sitting out the area Championships whereas improving from a fractured bone in his foot. Michael Andrew can be Kamminga's closest competitors with an entry time of 58.14 simply .34 seconds off the properly seed.
  • The guys's four hundred IM includes reigning Olympic gold medalist Chase Kalisz and defending world champion Daiya Seto, but a brand new champion may be crowned if Carson Foster can pull off a big swim at his first lengthy direction Worlds. 
  • within the guys's 4×one hundred free relay, the americans are attempting to proceed a stretch of dominance that dates back to the 2016 Olympics. In Tokyo, they clocked a three:08.ninety seven, the fastest time in 13 years and more than a second forward of the 2nd-region Italians (3:10.11). youngsters Caeleb Dressel is the simplest member of the gold-medal-successful quartet from Tokyo racing in Budapest (Brooks Curry swam on the prelims relay), the squad's aggregate time of season-top-quality flat starts is greater than a second quicker than Italy, the crew with the subsequent-fastest time. 
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