Kamis, 13 Desember 2012

USA wins three GOLD on DAY 1 in istanbul


RENANG INDONESIA-The 11th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) have started in Istanbul (TUR) under the domination of USA, who won three out of the five gold medals at stake in the inaugural day. Ryan Lochte was the best in the menís 200m free and also gave his precious contribution to the triumph of his team in the 4x100m free relay. In the last event of the evening, the United States repeated the 2004 success in the womenís 4x200m free. The other individual winners of the day were Katinka Hosszu (HUN) in the womenís 200m butterfly and Hannah Miley (GBR) in the 400m IM.
The initial day in the Turkish metropolis was also marked by five Championships Records: in the morning, the 2012 Olympic revelation Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) clocked 29.56 in the heats of the womenís 50m breaststroke, a time she improved in the semis of the event (29.51). The triumph of Hosszu and Miley was also accompanied by a new best mark of the competition - 2:02.20 and 4:23.14, respectively. Finally, and despite a Championships Record of 45.52 in the first leg of the menís 4x100m free, set by Vladimir Morozov, Russia only finished fourth in the event.
Fastest in the heats and winner of this event in 2010, Ryan Lochte (USA) was naturally the favourite for the victory in the menís 200m free, also taking into account his excellent performance (five medals) at the 2012 Olympics in London. Despite the presence of world record holder Paul Biedermann (GER) in lane 3, the US star controlled the race and got the gold in 1:41.92. Biedermann still tried a final acceleration but finished second in 1:42.07. The bronze went to the second US swimmer of the final, Conor Dwyer (1:43.78). The best performer of the year, Franceís Yannick Agnel is not present in Istanbul.

Medals Table
NF
GOLD
SILVER
BRONZE
TOTAL
USA
3
-
1
4
GBR
1
-
1
2
HUN
1
-
1
2
CHN
-
2
1
3
GER
-
1
-
1
ITA
-
1
-
1
RUS
-
1
-
1
AUS
-
-
1
1

5
5
5
15

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