2022 FINA WORLD AQUATIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
It’s time for the day 2 finals of the 2022 World Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary. On the program for the second day of this competition are the finals of the men’s 100 breaststroke, the women’s 100 butterfly, the men’s 50 butterfly and the women’s 200 individual medley. In addition, we will see the semi-finals of the men’s and women’s 100m backstroke, the men’s 200m freestyle and the women’s 100m breaststroke.
Links of day 2
Day 2 features the only final session of this competition which will not have a distance or relay event, meaning it will be a slightly shorter session. But that doesn’t mean we’re not ready for an exciting night of racing, as some big showdowns are on the horizon.
In the women’s 100m butterfly, we will see if Torri Huske Where Claire Curzan of the United States can win their first individual title of the competition or if the likes of Marie Wattel, Zhang Yufei, Louise Hansonor someone else will manage to hit the wall first.
We’ll also find out who will take advantage of the peat-free 100m breaststroke field as 8 men battle it out for the 100m breaststroke crown. Nicolo Martinenghi of Italy is the top seed here, having swum a 58.46 in the semis but Nick Fink, Arno Kamminga, Jacques Wilbyand Yan Zibei will not fall without a fight.
Caeleb Dressel is also looking for his first individual medal of the competition tonight in the 50m butterfly, but he will have to place among the top seeds well proud and co-second seed Thomas Cecon in order to pull it off. Follow live for all of this and more as we enter Night 2 of the World Championships.
Men’s 100m Breaststroke Final
- World record: 56.88, peated adam (GBR), 2019 World Championships
- Championship record: 56.88, peated adam (GBR), 2019 World Championships
- Olympic Champion 2021: peated adam (GBR), 57.37
- 2019 World Champion: peated adam (GBR), 57.14
- Nicolo Martinenghi (ITA)-58.26
- Arno Kamminga (NED)- 58.62
- Nick Fink (US) – 58.65
- Jacques Wilby (GBR)-58.93
- Yan Zibei (CHN)-59.22
- Lucas Joachim Matzerath (GER) – 59.50
- Zac Stubblety-Cook (Australia) – 59.65
- Andrius Sidlauskas (LTU) – 59.80
italy Nicolo Martinenghi collected the first gold medal of the evening, clocking 58.26 in the men’s 100 breaststroke. Martinenghi has just improved on his best time in the event and lowered the Italian record by 0.02 seconds from the 58.28 he swam at the Tokyo Games.
Martinenghi won a bronze medal in this event at Tokyo 2020, but this is his first-ever individual medal in World Championship competition. Martinenghi is now the first man to win this event at the Worlds since the 2013 edition while Adam Peaty won 3 consecutive titles in 2015, 2017 and 2019.
olympic silver medalist Arno Kamminga repeated the feat here in Budapest, clocking 58.62 for the silver medal. This run is about a second off his lifetime best of 57.80 from Tokyo 2020, which is the second time in history. Kamminga has now won silver in this event for 2 consecutive years.
The American Nick Fink is coming off his first podium at the long course World Championships, having won a number of medals in the short course version in December 2021. Fink hit a 58.65 to touch just 0.03 seconds behind Kamminga. Like Kamminga, Fink was a bit off his PB here, which sits at 58.37 earlier this year.
Women’s 100m butterfly final
- World record: 55.48, Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) – 2016 Olympic Games
- Championship record: 55.53, Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) – 2017 World Championships
- Olympic Champion 2021: Maggie McNeil (CAN), 55.59
- 2019 World Champion: Maggie McNeil (CAN), 55.83
- Torri Huske (US) – 55.64
- Marie Wattel (FRA) – 56.14
- Zhang Yufei (CHN)-56.41
- Louise Hanson (SWE) – 56.48
- Claire Curzan (US) – 56.74
- Brianna Throssel (Australia) – 56.98
- Farida Osman (EGY) – 57.66
- Lana Pudar (BH) – 58.44
After winning her first long course world champion title in the 4×100 freestyle, Torri Huske earned her first individual victory by swimming an American record in the 100m butterfly. Huske threw 55.64 to take her own mark of 55.66, which she set in 2021 at the Olympic trials.
This swim is an improvement over the 55.73 she swam at the Tokyo Olympics where she placed 4th overall. Huske retains her spot as the 4th fastest woman in the history of this event behind Zhang Yufei who won bronze here.
Performances of the All-Time 100 Butterflies
- Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) – 55.48 (2016)
- Maggie MacNeil (CAN) – 55.59 (2021)
- Zhang Yufei (CHN)-55.62 (2020)
- Torri Huske (US) – 55.64 (2022)
- Emma McKeon (Australia) – 55.72
The silver medalist here is France Marie Wattel, winning his first-ever individual medal at a long course world championship. Wattel nearly dipped under 56 seconds here with a 56.14, an improvement of 0.02 seconds from his 56.16 PB from Tokyo 2020. Wattel finished 6th in this event last year.
Zhang Yufei of China took the bronze in 56.41 and improved her seed going into the final. Her time is a bit slower than her lifetime best of 55.62 at the Tokyo Olympics when she won the silver medal.
Louise Hanson of Sweden was just off the podium, clocking in at 56.48 to trail Zhang by just 0.07 seconds. Claire Curzanthe other USA representative in this heat swam a 56.74 to trail her personal best 56.35 and placed 5th here to better her 10th place finish in Tokyo.
Men’s 100m backstroke, semi-final
- World record: 51.85, ryan murphy (USA) – 2016 Olympics
- Championship record: 52.17, Jiayu Xu (CHN) – 2019 World Championships
- Olympic Champion 2021: Yevgeny Rylov (DRC), 51.98
- 2019 World Champion: Jiayu Xu (CHN), 52.43
Women’s 100m breaststroke, semi-final
- World record: 1:04.13, Lilly King (USA) – 2017 World Championships
- Championship record: 1:04.13, Lilly King (USA) – 2017 World Championships
- 2021 Olympic Champion: Lydia Jacoby (USA), 1:04.95
- 2019 World Champion: Lilly King (USA), 1:04.93
Men’s 50m butterfly final
Women’s 100m backstroke, semi-final
- World record: 57.45, Kaylee McKeown (AUS) – 2021 Australian Olympic Trials
- Championship record: 57.57, Regan Smith (USA) – 2019 World Championships
- Olympic Champion 2021: Kaylee McKeown (Australia), 57.47
- 2019 World Champion: Kylie Masse (CAN), 58.60
Men’s 200m freestyle, semi-final
- World record: 1:42.00, Paul Biedermann (GER) – 2009 World Championships
- Championship record: 1:42.00, Paul Biedermann (GER) – 2009 World Championships
- Olympic Champion 2021: Tom Dean (GBR), 1:44.22
- 2019 World Champion: Sun Yang (CHN), 1:44.93
200 IM women, final
- World record: 2:06.12, Katinka Hosszu (HUN) – 2015 World Championships
- Championship record: 2:06.12, Katinka Hosszu (HUN) – 2015 World Championships
- Olympic Champion 2021: Yui Ohashi (JPN), 2:08.52
- 2019 World Champion: Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2:07.53