2016 FINA WORLD CUP: CHARTRES-PARIS
FINA has posted race videos of most events from the Paris World Cup on its YouTube page. You can check them out below.
- Friday, August 26th – Saturday, August 27th
- L’Odyssée – Chartres, France
- Prelims 3:30am EST/Finals 11:00am
- Short Course Meters (25m) pool
- Event website
- Entry list
- Live Timing
- Live Streaming – FINA Information
Here are the two world record swims:
Vlad Morozov – 100 IM
In a stellar start to the new season at the 2016 FINA World Cup stop in Chartres, Russian rocket Vlad Morozov blasted his way into the World Record books in the SCM 100 IM. Morozov swam the race in 50.60 seconds, clipping the previous mark of 50.67 set by Markus Deibler at the 2014 Short Course World Championships.
In setting the World Record, Morozov was over a second ahead of anyone else in the field, as 2nd place went to Germany’s Philip Heintz in 51.87. Check out the video of Vlad’s new World Record below, courtesy of FINA’s YouTube channel.
Morozov wasn’t far off the record with his previous best, which he set at 50.77 back in 2014 at the Vladmir Salnikov Cup. In Chartres, he took it out at almost the same speed as he had before, but the difference maker was his 2nd 50, which he improved to a 27.50.
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Along with the prize money for winning the race, Morozov’s swim earned him a $10,000 bonus check for the World Record, giving him a grand total of $11,500 for a single swim. Coupled with his win in the men’s 100 free earlier in the session, Morozov brought home $13,000 for that day.
Alia Atkinson – 100 breast
Kicking off the season at the 2016 FINA World Cup stop in Chartres, Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson swam the women’s 100 breaststroke in World Record fashion. Atkinson’s winning time of 1:02.36 tied the World Record, which she already shared with Lithuania’s 2012 Olympic Champion Ruta Meilutyte.
Meilutyte initially set the World Record in this race at 1:02.36 in 2013 at the FINA World Cup stop in Moscow, before Atkinson went on to match the time at the 2014 FINA World Cup stop in Doha.
In Chartres, Atkinson opened the race with a 29.33 split at the 50, which is faster than the front half of either of the aforementioned swims. However, she was just over a tenth slower on the 2nd half, closing in 33.03 to tie the record.
Men’s 50 Free
Men’s 100 Free
Men’s 200 Free
Men’s 200 IM
Men’s 400 IM
Men’s 50 fly
Men’s 100 fly
Men’s 200 fly
Men’s 50 breast
Men’s 100 breast
Men’s 200 breast
Women’s 100 IM
Women’s 200 IM
Women’s 400 IM
Women’s 50 fly
Women’s 100 fly
Women’s 100 back
Women’s 50 breast
Women’s 50 free
Women’s 100 free
Women’s 200 free
Women’s 400 free
Mixed 4×50 Medley Relay
Mixed 4×50 Free Relay