2022 FINA World Cup – Toronto: Day 2 Prelims Live Recap


Day two of the 2022 FINA World Cup stop in Toronto is moving from yesterday into the Pan Am Sports Center.

Last night we saw Summer McIntosh of Canada set off a new World Junior record in the women’s 400m freestyle, setting the second fastest time in history in the event. Olympic legend Katie Ledecky the United States was close behind, falling just .08 shy of gold but taking a new American record in the event.

McIntosh will run the women’s 100m here on day two, where she will be pitted against homegrown talent. Kylie MasseSweden Louise Hansonas well as Beata Nelson of stars in wounds.

For Ledecky’s part, the multi-faceted ace is expected to race in the 200m freestyle where he will see the Aussie Madi Wilson and the reigning world record holder Siobhan Haughey of Hong Kong among its competitors.

Trinidad and Tobagoan is on fire Dylan Carter ready to compete in the men’s 50m backstroke, one of three World Cup titles he won during the team’s break in Berlin.

Also, South Africa Matt Sates will try to follow up his 400m freestyle win from last night with a run in the men’s 200m IM.

The must-see event will be the men’s 100m relay, where another world record holder is among the entrants.

Kyle Chalmers of Australia is the fastest man in the short course 1free and we will see what he has in store against the local swimmer. Josh LiendoItalian candidate Thomas CecconCarter was mentioned in others.

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Women’s 400 IM – Low Heat

  • World Record – 4:18.94, Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 2017
  • WORLD JUNIOR RECORD – 4:23.33 mark
  • World Cup Record – 4:18.94, Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 2017
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The women’s 400m IM final results will be posted after the heats in the evening session.


  • World record – 22.22, Florent Manaudou (FRA) 2014
  • JUNIOR WORLD RECORD – 22.77, Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS) 2018
  • World Cup Record – 22.61, Peter Marshall (USA) 2009

The Poles Kacper Stokowski took first place in the men’s 50m race, clocking a time of 23.30. That was more than .30 off his lifetime best of 22.98 from the 2021 FINA Short Course World Championship where he finished 6th.

A pair of Americans followed the mark, with Coleman Stewart affects 22.35 and Justin Ress23.42.

Saving as a 6th-seeded swimmer, however, is Dylan Carter. The fiery Trinidad & Tobagoan won the men’s 50m freestyle last night and was a gold medalist last week in Berlin in the 50m backstroke. We will see tonight if the first USC Trojan can exceed the 23.15 he produced on the podium in the first stop.

Women’s 200 FREE – Heat

  • World Record – 1:50.31, Siobhan Haughey (HKG) 2021
  • JUNIOR WORLD RECORD – 1:52.50, Taylor Ruck (CAN) 2016
  • World Cup Record – 1:50.43, Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 2017

The women’s 200m field was packed to see the Aussie Olympian Madi Wilson 4 way down for tonight’s finale. The 28-year-old Marion Swimming Club ace produced a fast 1:54.32 to represent the only sub-1:55 swim.

Wilson had a lifetime best of 1:52.55 just last summer, and will need to get close to that to fend off the likes of American icon Ledecky and the Hong Kong Olympic champion. Siobhan Haughey. Ledecky took the #2 seed with a slow 1:55.52 while Haughey was also good with a morning swim of 1:56.15.

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Haughey holds the world record in 1:50.31 he won on his way to winning the 2021 junior world title last year. After suffering an ankle injury last May, Haughey competed at home in the Hong Kong Long Course Open but this was his first time at an international tournament this year.

Haughey took the victory in Berlin last week in an impressive 1:51.36 while Wilson was running, back in 1:54.01.

Nice, Aussie freestyler Meg Harris fell in the top 8 this morning, placing 11th in 1:59.02.

Men’s 200 IM – Heat

  • World Record – 1:49.63, Ryan Lochte (USA) 2012
  • JUNIOR WORLD RECORD – 1:51.45, Matt Sates (RSA) 2021
  • World Cup Record – 1:50.66, Daiya Seto (JPN) 2021

The top two seeds are not surprising, as Americans Shane Casas in South Africa Matt Sates look at the controls when they swim in the morning.

Casas clocked in at 1:54.23 while Sates clocked in at 1:54.27 in his heat, putting just .04 between them for tonight’s final. These two hit the podium last night in the 100m IM, Casas taking gold and Sates bronze. Sates, a former Georgia Bulldog, won the 400m free yesterday to continue his winning streak at last year’s World Cup.

Two other Americans made this 2IM final Trenton Julian and Kieran Smith, when a Lithuanian military veteran Dans Rapsys also made the top 8.

Rapsys was the bronze medalist last week in Berlin behind Sates and the winner Hubert Cos of Hungary. Kos wound up well in the final, settling for 10th in 1:55.79 this morning.

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Bronze medalist from Abu Dhabi, Alberto Razzettihe struggled to make it to the finals tonight, taking the eighth seed in 1:55.65.

Women’s 100 Back – Heat

  • World Record – 54.89, Minna Atherton (AUS) 2019
  • WORLD JUNIOR RECORD – 55.99 Benchmark
  • World Cup Record – 55.23, Shiho Sakai (JPN) 2009


  • World record – 24.95, Emre Sakci (TUR) 2021
  • WORLD JUNIOR RECORD – 25.85, Simone Cerasuolo (ITA) 2017
  • World Cup Record – 25.25, Cameron van der Burgh (RSA) 2009

Women’s 50 Fly – Heat

  • World record – 24.38, Therese Alshammar (SWE) 2009
  • JUNIOR WORLD RECORD – 24.55, Clair Curzan (USA) 2021
  • World Cup Record – 24.38 Therese Alshammar (SWE), 2009

100 FREE PEOPLE – Heat

  • World record – 44.84, Kyle Chalmers (AUS) 2021
  • World Junior News – 46.11, Kliment Kolesnikov 2018
  • World Cup Record – 44.84, Kyle Chalmers (AUS) 2021

Women’s 100 HEART – Heat

  • World Record – 1:02.36, Ruta Meilutyte (LTU)/Alia Atkinson (JAM), 2013/2016
  • WORLD JUNIOR RECORD – 1:02.36 Benchmark
  • World Cup Record – 1:02.36, Ruta Meilutyte (LTU)/Alia Atkinson (JAM), 2013/2016

OF 200 PEOPLE – Temp

  • World Record – 1:46.85, Tomaru Honda (JPN) 2022
  • JUNIOR WORLD RECORD – 1:49.62, Chen Juner (CHN) 2022
  • World Cup Record – 1:48.56, Chad Le Clos (RSA) 2013

Women’s 1500 Free – Low heat

  • World Record – 15:18.01, Sarah Kohler (GER) 2019
  • JUNIOR WORLD RECORD – 15:45.29, Merve Tuncel (TUR) 2020
  • World Cup Record

The final result of the 1500m free will be entered as the fastest heat in the evening session.


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