Chenault Claims Gold (800m F.R.), Hosszu Bronze (200m Fly) As World Championships Continue
Aug. 1, 2013
Former Trojan Katinka Hosszu earned her second medal while incoming freshman Chelsea Chenault claimed a gold as part of the U.S. 800m free relay on Thursday (Aug. 1) at the 2013 FINA World Swimming Championships.
Hosszu, coming off a gold in the 200m IM, won bronze in the 200m fly in 2:05.59. China's Liu Zige won in 2:04.59 while Spain's Mirela Belmonte Garcia was second (2:04.78). Hosszu qualified for the final with the third-fastest time in the semifinals (2:06.75) after going 2:07.51 in prelims.
Chenault led off the Americans' 800m free relay in prelims with a 1:58.95 as the U.S. finished third to qualify for the final. She did not swim in the final (which America won by almost two seconds) but still earns a gold for being on the prelim unit that qualified.
Vladimir Morozov, the 2013 NCAA champion in the 50y and 100y free, earned a spot in the final of the 100m free after qualifying seventh in prelims (48.67) and fourth in the semifinals (48.20) on Wednesday. Thursday, in a packed field, he improved his time again (48.01) but finished fifth. Australia's James Magnussen won with a 47.71 while Americans James Feigen (47.82) and Nathan Adrian (47.84) went 2-3 with Australian Cameron McEvoy was fourth (47.88).
Hosszu just missed qualifying for the final of the 200m free on Tuesday, taking ninth in 1:56.80, 0.04 behind the final qualifying spot. She went 1:56.73 in prelims.
Former Trojan Ous Mellouli qualified for the final of the 800m free with the fifth fastest prelim time (7:50.77) on Tuesday but finished eighth in the final (7:52.79) on Wednesday.
Cristian Quintero (Venezuela), a junior-to-be, finished 18th in the 100m free (49.50), 0.11 out of 16th and a berth in the semifinals.
Sophomore Rebecca Heyliger (Bermuda) was 57th in the 100m free (59.50) Thursday.
Below, Morozov in the 100m free final.