Water Sports

Budapest 2017: This Happened on Tuesday – Results!

The 17th FINA World Aquatics Championships continued on Tuesday in Budapest with several exciting competitions, including five swimming finals and men’s water polo quarter finals. The championships, which run until July 30, feature some 2,000 athletes from over 180 countries competing across six disciplines. Here below you can find the most important results of the last three days.

TUESDAY 25 JULY

Men’s 200-metre freestyle

Yang Sun of China won the men’s 200-metre freestyle event on Tuesday.

  1. Yang Sun (CHN)            1:44.39
  2. Townley Haas (USA)        1:45.04
  3. Aleksandr Krasnykh (RUS)  1:45.23

Women’s 1,500-metre freestyle

Katie Ledecky of the United States won the women’s 1,500-metre freestyle event on Tuesday. Hungary’s Boglárka Kapás and Ajna Késely finished 4th-placed (16:06.27) and 8th-placed (16:22.87) respectively.

  1. Katie Ledecky (USA)       15:31.82 min
  2. Mireia Belmonte (ESP)     15:50.89
  3. Simona Quadarella (ITA)   15:53.86

Women’s 100-metre backstroke

Kylie Jacqueline Masse of Canada won the women’s 100-metre backstroke event with a new world record of 58.10 seconds in the 17th World Aquatics Championships in Budapest on Tuesday.

  1. Kylie Jacqueline Masse (CAN)  58.10 sec
  2. Kathleen Baker (USA)          58.58
  3. Emily Seebohm (AUS)           58.59

Men’s 100-metre backstroke

Jiayu Xu of China won the men’s 100-metre backstroke event on Tuesday.

  1. Jiayu Xu (CHN)       52.44 sec
  2. Matt Grevers (USA)   52.48
  3. Ryan Murphy (USA)    52.59

Women’s 100-metre breaststroke

Lilly King of the United States won the women’s 100-metre breaststroke event with a new world record of 1:04.13 in the 17th World Aquatics Championships in Budapest on Tuesday.

  1. Lilly King (USA)        1:04.13
  2.  Katie Meili (USA)       1:05.03
  3. Yuliya Efimova (RUS)    1:05.05

Men’s water polo – Quarter finals

Hungary’s national men water polo team confidently defeated Russia to book their place in the semi-finals against Greece.

Norbert Hosnyánszky scored the first goal of the match in advantage, at the end of the first minute (1-0). Goalkeeper Viktor Nagy was able to defend himself in a man’s disadvantage, so the game went pretty well for the Hungarians. The beginning of the second quarter also started with a similar scenario: Viktor Nagy defended the fifth Russian shot, while Dénes Varga scored 6-0.

Ivan Nagaev broke the goal silence from the Russian side, with a nasty goal, almost from the base line to Viktor Nagy’s goal line, quite unexpectedly.

The second half started with lightning fast two Hungarian goals, so we could record in 10-1, this match will be pulled by the Hungarian national team, so after 2013 we can play again for the medal. Russia then doubled the number of goals at the end of the third quarter, but it did not endanger the sure Hungarian leadership – especially that Hosnyánszky fired again with succsess (11-4).

Greece – Montenegro 12:7 (1:0, 5:2, 4:1, 2:4)

Serbia – Australia  15:5 (4:1, 4:2, 4:2, 3:0)

Hungary – Russia 14:5 (5:0, 3:1, 3:3, 3:1)

Croatia – Italy 12:9 (3:2, 2:3, 3:1, 4:3)

via MTI and fina-budapest2017.com; photos: MTI