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US Open 2023 – Live recap of day 2 finals

US Open 2023 – Live recap of day 2 finals

2023 US Open Swimming Championships

On the second night of the 2023 US Open Finals, the women’s and men’s 400m freestyle, 200m freestyle and 50m freestyle events will be contested.

The session begins with a battle between the top two seeds Katie Ledecky And McIntosh Summer At 400 free. At last year’s US Open, the difference between the two swimmers was just 0.07 seconds in the event, with Ledecky in the lead. On the men’s side, Kieran Smith Are the top seeds, with Drew Keibler And Luca Orlando the next. Orlando notably clocked 3:51.45 in the preliminaries, his second-fastest performance ever.

Defending world champion Kate Douglas He is ranked first in the 200 meters sea race, recording a time of 2:10.03 in the morning. She will face her UVA coaching partner Alex Walsh, as well as other local rivals such as Tori Hosk And Regan Smith. while, Trenton Julian and Hubert Kos were separated by just 0.1 in qualifying for the men’s 200m individual and will be the top two seeds heading into the finals.

In the women’s 50 freestyle category, Wetzel MonasteryDouglas, W Gretchen Walsh She posted times of 24.53, 24.54 and 24.59 in the prelims respectively, and could be in for another tight battle during the finals. Top seeds Quentin McCarty He will look to back up his personal best of 21.94 in the men’s 50 free from the preliminary heats. while, Caleb Dressel He will swim the ‘B’ final after running 22.35 seconds in the preliminary heats – his fastest 50 free in 19 months.

Watch the live stream here, courtesy of USA Swimming:

Women’s 400 freestyle – finals

  • World record: 3:55.38 – Ariarne Titmus (2023)
  • American record: 3:56.46 – Katie Ledecky (2016)
  • US Open record: 3:57.94 — Katie Ledecky (2018)
  • US Open meet record: 3:59.71 – Katie Ledecky (2022)

Top 8:

  1. McIntosh Summer — 3:59.42
  2. Katie Ledecky — 4:02.38
  3. Siobhan Haughey — 4:06.32
  4. Leah Smith — 4:06.80
  5. Big Madden – 4:08.01
  6. Anna Peplowski – 4:09.91
  7. Cavan Gormson – 4:12.16
  8. Erin Gemmell – 4:14.16
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Unlike last year, the encounter between McIntosh and Ledecky was not close. McIntosh led from start to finish, beating Ledecky by nearly three seconds. Her time of 3:59.42 broke the record Ledecky set at last year’s US Open meet, and is faster than the 3:59.94 she set in the 2023 World Championships final.

Ledecky’s time of 4:02.26 was her slowest performance ever at a US Open, as she clocked 3:59.71 in 2022, 4:00.51 in 2021, and 4:00.81 in 2019. She faltered in her final 100 metres, splitting a 31.12 /31.14 after a fixed recording. 30 low/medium splits in her first 300.

It was third place Siobhan Haughey (4:06.32), however Leah Smith He wasn’t far behind in fourth place (4:06.80).

Men’s 400 freestyle – finals

  • World record: 3:40.07 – Paul Biederman (2009)
  • American record: 3:42.78 – Larsen Jensen (2008)
  • US Open record: 3:43.53 — Larsen Jensen (2008)
  • US Open meet record: 3:45.63 – Zen Growth (2016)

Top 8:

  1. Drew Keibler — 3:47.58
  2. Kieran Smith — 3:48.72
  3. Ilya Sibertsev – 3:48.99
  4. Luca Orlando — 3:49.26
  5. Carson Foster – 3:49.65
  6. David Johnston – 3:51.02
  7. Charlie Clark – 3:52.93
  8. Rex Maurer – 3:54.06

Arizona State University professional swimmer Drew Keibler She led the majority of the men’s 400 freestyle events, finishing first in a personal best time of 3:47.58. Entering this meet, his best time was more than two seconds slower – 3:49.88 than this summer’s U.S. Nationals. He stopped Kieran SmithWho outperformed him in the last 100 meters and took second place with a time of 3:48.72. The situation was right behind Smith Ilya Sibertsevwho moved from fifth to third in the final 50 minutes and beat his own personal best of 3:49.86.

Luca Orlando He finished fourth with a time of 3:49.26, clearing the 3:50 barrier for the first time in his career.

Women’s 200 meters – finals

  • World record: 2:06.12 – Katinka Hoszo (2015)
  • American record: 2:06.15 – Ariana Cukors (2009)
  • US Open record: 2:07.09 — Kate Douglas (2023)
  • US Open meet record: 2:08.20 – Melanie Margalis (2019)
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Top 8:

  1. Kate Douglas — 2:08.46
  2. Alex Walsh – 2:08.96
  3. Tori Hosk — 2:09.10
  4. Anastasia Gorbenko – 2:09.38
  5. Regan Smith — 2:09.50
  6. Marie-Sophie Harvey – 2:10.67
  7. Beate Nelson – 2:13.03
  8. Ashley McMillan – 2:13.09

The women’s 200m individual event did not disappoint, as it contained fast swimming and absolute chaos.

Tori Hosk Taking the lead after the butterfly leg, but then Regan Smith He shot a 30.75 backstroke to take the lead at the halfway mark. Smith was winning big (and also 0.6 ahead of the world record pace) at this stage of the race but then faltered in the breaststroke, with Hosk, Alex Walsh and Kate Douglas the control. Douglas, who ran a 36.11 breaststroke and 30.40 freestyle leg, eventually took the win. Her final time of 2:08.46 was the fourth-fastest performance of her career.

Walsh finished second with a time of 2:08.96, while Huskey swam a personal best of 2:09.10 to beat the 2:09.75 she swam to at national level this summer. Anastasia Gorbenko Smith also had a 2:10 hurdle.

Men’s 200 meter individual race – finals

  • World record: 1:54.00 – Ryan Lochte (2011)
  • American record: 1:54.00 – Ryan Lochte (2011)
  • US Open record: 1:54.56 — Ryan Lochte (2009)
  • US Open meet record: 1:56.52 – Chase Kalish (2022)

Top 8:

  1. Chase Kalish — 1;57.43
  2. Hubert Kuss – 1:57.88
  3. Trenton Julian — 1:58.46
  4. Grant House – 1:59.19
  5. Ron Polonsky – 1:59.32
  6. Daniel Diehl – ​​1:59.79
  7. Baylor Nelson – 1:59.82
  8. Dominic Mark Turok – 2:01.38

Chase Kalish He defended his US Open title from 2022, although he was almost one second slower than his time of 1:56.52 last year. He was in fifth place at the halfway point, but recorded the fastest breaststroke in the field by more than a second to take the win.

In second place was Kalish’s teammate at ASU Hubert Coase, who led in the first half of the race but was captured by Kalish in the backstroke. His time of 1;57.88 was the fastest since the 2022 European Championships.

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Trenton Julian He came in third place with a time of 1:58.46.

It is worth noting that the fastest overall time came from Shane Casas From final “B”. He clocked a time of 1:56.06, which broke Kalish’s US Open meet record by nearly half a second. He placed ninth in the heats with a time of 2:01.47.

Women’s 50 Freestyle – Finals

Top 8:

  1. Kate Douglas — 24.38
  2. Tori Hosk/Wetzel Monastery — 24.41
  3. Gretchen Walsh – 24.42
  4. Siobhan Haughey – 24.62
  5. Melanie Hennick – 24.76
  6. Simone Manuel – 24.82
  7. Claire Corzan – 24.92

Douglas’ winning night didn’t end after the 200 free, as she quickly cruised to victory in the 50 free as well. She recorded a time of 24.38, knocking 0.02 off her personal best time.

Your obsession and Wetzel Monastery He tied for second with a time of 24.41, this time down 0.03 seconds for Huske. Gretchen Walsh He clocked 24.42 for fourth place, just 0.01 of a second off the podium.

and what is worth to mention, Simone Manuel He finished seventh with a time of 24.82 seconds, getting under 25 seconds in the 50 freestyle for the first time since the Tokyo Olympics.

Men’s 50 Freestyle – Finals

Top 8:

  1. Michael Andrew — 21.80
  2. Josh Lindo – 21.90
  3. Mikkel Schroeders – 21.93
  4. Santo Condorelli – 21.99
  5. Quentin McCarty – 22.01
  6. Merion Cerruti – 22.14
  7. Brooks Curry – 22.16
  8. Ryan Heald – 22.24

Michael Andrew He took the win from lane 8 in the men’s 50 freestyle, touching first in 21.80. And he was behind him Josh Lindo, Mikael SchroedersAnd Santo CondorelliWho all went 21.9. Schroeder’s time was a record in Aruba, where he broke his own record of 22.04 points since last June. Meanwhile, Condorelli’s time was his third fastest ever, behind the 21.97 and 21.83 swims he recorded at the 2016 Olympics.

In the B final Caleb Dressel He won in a time of 21.99 seconds, sub-22 seconds for the first time since April 2022.