Women's Swimming
    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.