Archive for March, 2007

huomiseen…

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Very light postage today, 5 hrs at work and 6 hrs in our local swim meet takes a toll… let’s cont. 2morrow…

And on this story, let´s wait for some more information. Year or so ago L’Equipe tried to smear Lance Armstorng with doping rumours and now they turn their weapons to retired swimmer. Keep up the good work mofos!!!

Friday, March 30, 2007 – Evening Session

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

2007 USA Swimming
Spring Championships

March 27 – 31, 2007
East Meadow, New York
(50 m)

» Results, omegatiming.com
» Meet page, usaswimming.org

Friday, March 30, 2007 – finals

Women’s 100m Backstroke A-FINAL

1. FESSEL Jacque 84 TENNSE 1:02.24
2. ENGLISH Lauren 89 CAT-NJ 1:03.23
3. PELTON Elizabeth 93 NBACMD 1:03.33
4. CONNOLLY Jenny 90 BA-IN :03.44
5. LEE Felicia 92 NBACMD 1:03.50
6. RIEFENSTAHL Katie 90 GAACMA 1:03.78
7. CRIPPEN Teresa 90 GAACMA 1:03.85

Men’s 100m Backstroke A-FINAL

1. CROMWELL David 84 TXLAST 55.12
2. MANIA Adam 83 SSTYWI 55.74
3. LIEBHOLD Tim 83 WA-WI 56.40
4. BOTHA Jarryd 85 FSU-FL 56.49
5. THOMPSON Matt 90 DM-NT 57.06
6. MUKRI Kevin 85 NAVYMD 57.55
7. CHAPMAN Craig 83 TXLAST 57.92
8. GIBSON Chris 83 CUBUPV 58.99

Women’s 400m Freestyle A-FINAL

1. ANDERSON Alyssa 90 SMSTSN 4:14.74
2. SHOWALTER Corinne 90 SYS-FL 44:16.52
3. CRIPPEN Teresa 90 GAACMA 4:16.89
4. DRAKE Monica 90 BNY-IL 4:17.56
5. GARDOCKI Katie 91 BEARCT 4:18.41
6. EVANS Ashley 92 BESTAZ 4:18.72
7. MCCLEAVE Erin 84 WSU-IE 4:19.37
8. TAYLOR Andie 91 IST-PN 4:23.13

Men’s 400m Freestyle A-FINAL

1. MARGALIS Robert 82 SPA-FL 3:52.78
2. CRIPPEN Fran 84 MVN-CA 3:54.19
3. LA TOURETTE Chad 88 MVN-CA 3:54.84
4. PRINSLOO Troyden 85 UN01GA 3:54.88
5. SHAPIRA BAR-OR Nimrod 89 BSS-FL 3:57.99
6. PEDRAZA Joey 87 PCS-FG 3:58.80
7. STORIE Logan 89 CAT-OR 3:59.12
8. KOUCHERAVY Tom 85 GMU-PV 4:00.93

Women’s 100m Breaststroke A-FINAL

1. MCKEEHAN Michelle 89 CGACIN 1:08.93
2. HEHN Keri 81 TROJCA 1:09.45
3. ROGERS Lindsay 89 SSC-IN 1:11.47
4. BECK Spindrift 90 DM-NT 1:11.69
5. NICPONSKI Sara 88 UN02UT 1:11.95
6. DELURGIO Rosanna 83 UN01SI 1:12.08
7. SOGAR Laura 91 ABF-NE 1:13.11
8. LAWRENCE Micah 90 GOLDST 1:13.45

Men’s 100m Breaststroke A-FINAL

1. BLOCH Cheyne 82 PASACA 1:03.17
2. SWANDER Kevin 84 IUCPIN 1:03.30
3. VERSFELD Neil 85 UN02GA 1:03.74
4. CONNOLLY Dillon 88 LINSGA 1:03.88
5. DORR John 83 OAPBPC 1:04.37
6. SMITH Matt 81 SCSCPC 1:04.50
7. MENTELE Jake 85 USMAMR 1:05.02
8. ROLLINS Dave 84 FORDAZ 1:05.04

Women’s 100m Butterfly A-FINAL:

1. LEE Felicia 92 NBACMD 59.82
2. WOODWARD Samantha 90 CSC-OK 59.84
3. HERSEY Kathleen 90 SA-GA 1:00.76
4. SIMS Amanda 89 SRN-PC 1:01.61
5. CHRIST Dana 89 OLY-MI 1:02.05
6. SAN JUAN CISNEROS A. 83 SMU-NT 1:02.15
7. KALISZ Courtney 90 NBACMD 1:02.60
8. CRIPPEN Teresa 90 GAACMA 1:02.85

Men’s 100m Butterfly A-FINAL

1. BUBOLZ Kyle 86 UN01WI 53.08
2. VERHOEF Peter 84 ABSCGA 53.62
3. LUBENAU Christoph 84 LSU-LA 54.39
4. BOLLIER Bobby 89 KCB-MV 54.64
5. ROBISON Scot 88 NSS-NC 54.94
6. TIPTON A. J. 90 PACKSE 55.26
7. DISBROW Zach 84 USMAMR 55.74
8. SEILER David 88 SMSTSN 55.86

Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle

Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle

Saturday, March 31, 2007 – Evening Session

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

12th FINA World Championships 2007
Melbourne, Australia

Saturday, March 31, 2007 – semifinals & finals

Women’s 50m Butterfly Final

Swedish woman has never won a gold medal in long course, but that piece of history was erased by Therese Alshammar. She got a bit slow start but powered through 50 meters with great determination. It was not a clear victory, just better finish than what silver medalit Dannii Miatke did. Inge Dekker took her first medal in these Champs, bronze one. World record holder Kammerling was left out medals with time that brought medal in 2005.

1. ALSHAMMAR Therese 77 SWE 25.91
2. MIATKE Danni 87 AUS 26.05
3. DEKKER Inge 85 NED 26.11
4. KAMMERLING Anna-Karin 80 SWE 26.32
5. KOMISARZ Rachel 76 USA 26.41
6. NADARAJAH Fabienne 85 AUT 26.77
7. TAO Li 90 SIN 26.80
8. ZHOU Yafei 84 CHN 27.06

Men’s 50m Freestyle Final

Like wave of arms went this final, .3 seperated men from gold to 8th place. American record holder and Stanford University sprinter BW-T took, what might be suprise to some, gold with good swim from lane 6. Cullen Jones grabbed silver and Swedes continued their medal swims with Nystrand taking bronze along with new national record time.

1. WILDMAN-TOBRINER Benjamin 84 USA 21.88
2. JONES Cullen 84 USA 21.94
3. NYSTRAND Stefan 81 SWE 21.97
4. KIZIEROWSKI Bartosz 77 POL 22.00
5. SULLIVAN Eamon 85 AUS 22.05
6. CIELO FILHO Cesar 87 BRA 22.12
7. SCHOEMAN Roland 80 RSA 22.16
8. HAYDEN Brent 83 CAN 22.28

Women’s 200m Backstroke Final

Margaret Hoelzer celebrated her 24th birthday with first ever World Championship gold medal and new American record time. Her winning time was also new competition record and World record was not far away. Last 15 meters just were not fast enough…

1. HOELZER Margaret 83 USA 2:07.16 CR
2. COVENTRY Kirsty 83 ZIM 2:07.54
3. NAKAMURA Reiko 82 JPN 2:08.54
4. BARON Esther 87 FRA 2:09.59
5. ITO Hanae 85 JPN 2:10.57
6. SZEPESI Nikolett 87 HUN 2:10.66
7. SIMMONDS Elizabeth 91 GBR 2:11.09
8. FILIPPI Alessia 87 ITA 2:11.41
Women’s 50m Breaststroke Semi-Final

Might not make World record tomorrow but Leisel Jones is a clear favourite for final. Tarnee White might make some suprises tomorrow as her semis swim was somewhat affected by false start in lane next to her. Her time is very good from the start she made.

Swede Ejdervik on fire! Goddam final, way to go girl! No new records for her but place in final is record enough, I think…

1. JONES Leisel 85 AUS 30.91
2. HARDY Jessica 87 USA 31.09
3. WHITE Tarnee 81 AUS 31.14
4. SCHAFER Janne 81 GER 31.23
5. KIRK Tara 82 USA 31.27
6. BAKER Zoe 76 NZL 31.49
7. EJDERVIK Rebecca 87 SWE 31.71
8. HAYWOOD Kate 87 GBR 31.72
- – -
9. JI Liping 88 CHN 31.75
10.JUKIC Mirna 86 AUT 31.78

Men’s 100m Butterfly Final

With gold in 100 fly Michael Phelps tied a record for the most gold medals at a single World Championships. Phelps, who will swim in the 400 IM and the 400m medley relay tomorrow, has won six gold medals so far in this meet. No swimmer has ever surpassed that mark. Additionally, Phelps’ 19 career world championship medals (16 gold, 3 silver) make him the most decorated swimmer in the history of the event.

Ian Crocker took silver but he had the race in the bag for first 98 meters but Big Mike once again touched the board quicker. Ian was left to watch his team mate to celebrate.

1. PHELPS Michael 85 USA 50.77
2. CROCKER Ian 82 USA 50.82
3. SUBIRATS ALTES Albert 86 VEN 51.82
4. FERNS Lyndon 83 RSA 52.03
5. SERDINOV Andriy 82 UKR 52.23
6. CAVIC Milorad 84 SRB 52.53
7. SKVORTSOV Nikolay 84 RUS 52.54
8. DUNFORD Jason 86 KEN 52.70

Women’s 50m Freestyle Semi-Final

Oh, whatta tight race it will be tomorrow.

1. VELDHUIS Marleen 79 NED 24.79
2. JOYCE Kara Lynn 85 USA 24.80
3. ALSHAMMAR Therese 77 SWE 24.83
4. LENTON Lisbeth 85 AUS 24.89
5. HENRY Jodie 83 AUS 25.06
5. STEFFEN Britta 83 GER 25.06
7. COUGHLIN Natalie 82 USA 25.08
8. METELLA Malia 82 FRA 25.10
- – -
9. HERASIMENIA Aliaksandra 85 BLR 25.28
10.XU Yanwei 84 CHN 25.31

Men’s 50m Backstroke Semi-Final

British got many finalists in these champs but not many medals. Might Liam bring first gold for Wild Sweetie? Or is it time to Germany to celebrate World Champion?

Veteran Matt Welsh once again in finals and some might remember his 50 fly gold medal swim in World Champs from lane 8. Anything is possible…

1. TANCOCK Liam 85 GBR 25.08
2. DRIESEN Steffen 81 GER 25.21
3. ZANDBERG Gerhard 83 RSA 25.26
4. RUPPRATH Thomas 77 GER 25.29
5. CLAY Matthew 82 GBR 25.48
6. KOGA Junya 87 JPN 25.55
7. GRIGORIADIS Aristeidis 85 GRE 25.66
8. WELSH Matt 76 AUS 25.76
- – -
9. LANG Flori 83 SUI 25.81
10.MORITA Tomomi 84 JPN 25.93

Women’s 800m Freestyle Final

Leading duo started under World record pace but could not keep up with Janet Evans´ magnificent record. But with little over two seconds to go (Evans 8:16.22) I would not be suprised if in next year Ziegler owns both 1500 and 800 World records.

Hailey “Aaron´s sister” Peirsol brought another medal for USA and Auburn University. Auburn was one powerhouse tonight, Brasilian Cesaer Cielo sixth in men´s 50 fr, Maggie Hoelzer won 200 bk and now Peirsol in bronze.

1. ZIEGLER Kate 88 USA 8:18.52 CR
2. MANAUDOU Laure 86 FRA 8:18.80
3. PEIRSOL Hayley 85 USA 8:26.41
4. VILLAECIJA GARCIA Erika 84 ESP 8:27.59
5. HUBER Sophie 85 FRA 8:28.23
6. SHIBATA Ai 82 JPN 8:31.73
7. TROTT Wendy 90 RSA 8:32.60
8. PALMER Kylie 90 AUS 8:34.96

Women’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final

Emily Seebohh started in near record time 1:00.79, Leisel Jones continued with out-of-this-world 1:04.94. Jess Schipper might be considered the only one with nothing spectular as Libby Lenton closed with 52.83…

Australia was just too good today and USA got no weapons to do anything. With Coughlin starting with somewhat slow 1:00.66 followed by Kirk´s 1:06.37, Komisarz with 57.06 and closing by Nymeyer on 54.22. Not a spectacular or overachieving relay for USA but good enough for silver.

China took rather suprising bronze before Great Britain and Russia close behind.

1. Australia AUS 3:55.74 WR
2. United States USA 3:58.31
3. China CHN 4:01.97
4. Great Britain GBR 4:02.18
5. Russia RUS 4:03.32
6. Japan JPN 4:03.33
7. Germany GER 4:03.34
8. Sweden SWE 4:06.16

huomiseen…

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Men´s 100 fr final

Friday PM linkage.

Friday, March 30th, 2007

  • Ryan Lochte, some new bling-bling.
  • UT swim coach on podium, Coventry takes medal.
  • Big Mike, fifth gold in the bag.
  • Kirsty Balfour, silver medal for Britain.
  • Burmester, among the best.
  • Almost there, by JLovely.

    Suomalaiset tänään.

    Friday, March 30th, 2007

    Matti Rajakylä 50 vaparin alkuerien jälkeen YLE:lle

    - Uintifiilis oli aika keskinkertainen. Ei ollut paras mahdollinen fiilis. Enemmänkin se oli päästä kiinni, että se noinkin hyvin lähti. Startti tuntui onnistuvan tosi hyvin, etenkin ensimmäiset 25 metriä. Sitten yritin vain puristaa sen toisen puolikkaan niin kovaa kuin jaksoin, Rajakylä kertoi.

    50 metrin vapaauinnissa Rajakylä sijalla 20. ajalla 22.73 ja Jere Hård sijalla 43. (23.26).

    Hårdin urakka 100 metrin perhosuinnissa päättyi myös alkueriin, kun suomalainen oli vasta sijalla 42. (54.52).

    323 records so far…

    Friday, March 30th, 2007

    …in Melbourne…

    Participants attendus!

    Friday, March 30th, 2007

    While reading nuoto.it we find following very interesting information. Mare Nostrum 2007 will include some superstars in starting blocks:

    - Laure MANAUDOU, olympic, world
    recordwoman on 400m fs.
    - Swimming Australia with 40 swimmers
    - A South Africa selection
    - US All Stars with the phenomenal Michael
    PHELPS (USA) olympic champion & world
    record holder on 200m butterfly & 400m
    medley, Brendan HANSEN (world record
    holder on 100 & 200m breat.) and Aaron
    PIERSOL (Olympic champion & world
    record holder on 100 & 200m back.) with a
    lot of other high level swimmers
    - A Papua New Guinea club
    - Sweden club of Sodertorn with Stefan
    NYSTRAND Europe vice champion on
    100m fs
    - Américan club of Coral Springs (Floride)
    with Anne POLESKA (GER), olympic
    bronze medallist on 200m breat. & Vlad
    POLYAKOV (KAZ), Olympic finalist on
    100 & 200m breat.
    - The Norwegian Swimming Federation

    Just a thought, you wanna make a big thing that some big swimmers are coming to your competition series and you include Norway in that list..? But just a thought, nothing else…

    Bulletin de presse n.2 (.pdf) [marenostrumswim.com]
    Phelps al Mare Nostrum [nuoto.it]

    30/03/07 – finals.

    Friday, March 30th, 2007

    British Swimming Championships (50m) 2007
    Manchester Aquatics Centre
    26th March – 1st April 2007

    Results

    30/03/07 – finals

    Mens 18 Yrs/Under 1500m Freestyle Final

    1. Gareth KEATING (90) Co Leicester 16:00.13
    2. Daniel MILLS (91) Nova Cent 16:06.67
    3. Christopher KNIGHT (91) Co Newcastle 16:10.22
    4. Philip SHORT (90) Co Leeds 16:13.52
    5. Paul ELLARD (89) Stockport Me 16:23.75
    6. James RADCLIFFE (90) Gallica 16:24.69
    7. Thomas ALLEN (92) Co Chester 16:35.56
    8. Jack DUNN (91) Co Sheffield 16:50.82

    Mens Open 1500m Freestyle Final

    1. Anthony PANNIER (88) France 15:23.98
    2. Christopher ALDERTON (87) Wear Valley 15:35.80
    3. Richard CHARLESWORTH (88) Hatfield 15:39.53
    4. Michael UNSWORTH (86) Loughboro Un 15:45.61
    5. Xaivier LEPRETRE (88) France 15:50.91
    6. Mark McKENNA (88) Co Manch Aq 15:51.65
    7. Daniel FOGG (87) Loughboro Un 15:56.01
    8. Romain BERNAUD (88) France 16:10.03

    Womens 16/Under 100m Backstroke Final

    1. Katherine VENTERS (91) Bo Kirklees 1:05.97
    2. Aimee WILLMOTT (93) Middlesboro 1:06.42
    3. Sophie TEASDALE (93) Portsmouth N 1:07.12
    4. Emily JACKSON (91) Carnforth 1:07.47
    5. Katrina ALDER (91) Co Salford 1:07.48
    6. Georgia HUNTON-CLARKE (91) Romford Town 1:07.67
    7. Stephanie KING (93) Bexley 1:07.94
    8. Holly RALFE (93) Co Cant 1:08.32

    Womens Open 100m Backstroke Final

    1. Katy SEXTON (82) Portsmouth N 1:02.66
    2. Georgia DAVIES (90) Swansea Perf 1:03.85
    3. Alexianne CASTEL (90) France 1:03.96
    4. Zoe HESTER (91) Reading 1:04.26
    5. Opelie ETIENNE (90) France 1:04.95
    6. Rachel LEFLEY (90) Nova Cent 1:05.83
    7. Charlotte BROADBENT (91) Co Sheffield 1:06.13
    8. Kathryn WILLIS (92) Bracknell 1:06.23

    Mens 18/Under 200m Breaststroke Final

    1. Robert SHAW (89) Co Newcastle 2:23.09
    2. Douglas SCOTT (91) Eastkilbride 2:23.69
    3. Russell SMITH (91) Stockport Mo 2:24.86
    4. Jonathan COOK (89) Nova Cent 2:25.15
    5. Andrew WILLIS (90) Bracknell 2:25.45
    6. James BROADY (91) Gloucester 2:25.60
    7. Nicholas TAWN (91) Carnforth 2:26.79
    8. Andrew HASLETT (90) Warrender Ba 2:30.05

    Mens Open 200m Breaststroke Final

    1. Julien NICOLARDOT (81) France 2:14.85
    2. Richard WEBB (87) Bath Univ 2:17.61
    3. Joseph GANNON (83) Co Salford 2:17.93
    4. Christopher WATKINSON (86) Loughboro Un 2:18.47
    5. Robert HOLDERNESS (90) Millfield 2:18.92
    6. Christopher JONES (81) Swindon Dolp 2:19.82
    7. Fabien HORTH (85) France 2:20.01
    8. Michael JAMIESON (88) Co Edinburgh 2:20.29

    Womens 16/Under 100m Butterfly Final

    1. Rachel HAIGH (91) Co Newcastle 1:03.91
    2. Lucy WORRALL (92) Co Chester 1:05.06
    3. Amanda NUGENT (91) Co Salford 1:05.37
    4. Lauren CHAPPLE (93) Barnet Copt 1:05.43
    5. Chloe HART (91) Beckenham 1:05.63
    6. Helen CUTLER (91) Stockport Mo 1:06.20
    7. Kerys O\’SULLIVAN (93) HillingdonBo 1:07.19
    Fern DAVIES (92) Co Birm DNC

    Womens Open 100m Butterfly Final

    1. Jemma LOWE (90) Stockton asc 59.78
    2. Louise PATE (88) Heart Of Mid 1:00.96
    3. Ellen GANDY (91) Beckenham 1:00.98
    4. Natacha MAUZ (90) France 1:02.29
    5. Magali ROUSSEAU (88) France 1:02.64
    6. Stephanie HILL (86) Nova Cent 1:02.74
    7. Hannah CAPSTICK (87) Loughboro Un 1:03.00
    8. Emma SMITHURST (91) Derventio 1:03.04

    Mens 18/Under 200m Butterfly Final

    1. Paul MORREN (90) Co Leeds 2:05.52
    2. Richard TULLETT (90) Co Birm 2:05.99
    3. Adam MALLETT (89) Lincoln Vulc 2:06.78
    4. Martin COX (89) Nova Cent 2:07.11
    5. Siroos SAEED (89) Co Leeds 2:07.96
    6. Daniel VICKERS (90) Leek 2:07.99
    7. Ewan JOHNSTON (90) Warrender Ba 2:08.03
    8. Roberto PAVONI (91) Brentwood 2:08.22

    Mens Open 200m Butterfly Final

    1. Joseph ROEBUCK (85) Loughboro Un 1:59.30
    2. Michael ROCK (87) Everton 2:00.16
    3. Andrew MAYOR (86) Co Newcastle 2:00.85
    4. Romain SASSOT (86) France 2:01.71
    5. Peter THOMPSON (90) Middlesboro 2:02.11
    6. Matthew EDWARDS (86) Loughboro Un 2:04.05
    7. Pierre ROGER (83) France 2:04.07
    8. Stuart HOUSTON (89) StirlingSwim 2:04.41

    Womens 16/Under 200m Freestyle Final

    1. Ellen GANDY (91) Beckenham 2:02.64
    2. Lauren COLLINS (91) Co Birm 2:04.68
    3. Jenna TURNER (91) Ealing 2:05.40
    4. Rebecca TURNER (92) Co Sheffield 2:05.60
    5. Emma SMITHURST (91) Derventio 2:05.75
    6. Robyn MATTHEWS (91) Co Edinburgh 2:05.81
    7. Nicole WILSON (91) Heart Of Mid 2:08.19
    8. Gemma BANNISTER (91) Rushmoor Ryl 2:08.61

    Womens Open 200m Freestyle Final

    1. Coralie BALMY (87) France 2:00.24
    2. Opelie ETIENNE (90) France 2:02.52
    3. Kate RICHARDSON (87) KingstonHull 2:02.65
    4. Cylia VABRE (84) France 2:02.83
    5. Charlene NEUFCOEUR (86) France 2:03.10
    6. Jessica SYLVESTER (87) Nova Cent 2:03.35
    7. Hannah MILEY (89) Garioch 2:03.47
    8. Bethan COOLE (84) Swansea Perf 2:05.48

    Wazzaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

    Friday, March 30th, 2007

    Urheilulehti 30.3.2007 , Jälkikäynti-osio “Eri alojen asiantuntijat kommentoivat viikon urheiluotsikoita”

    Rajakylä yhdestoista perhosen MM-välierissä

    “Rajakylältä odotettiin päämatkaltaan finaalipaikkaa, jopa mitalia. Minua itseäni korpesi se, että hän näin lähellä Pekingiä keskittyi ei-olympialajiin. Perhosuinnissa maaliintuloveto on erittäin tärkeä ja sitä pitäisi harjoitella paljon”

    Kari Ormo, uintivalmentaja