2022 FINA WORLD CUP – TORONTO
Day One Finals Heat Sheets
Reported by Loretta Race.
MEN’S 200 IM – HEATS
WORLD RECORD – 1:49.63, Ryan Lochte (USA) 2012
WORLD JUNIOR RECORD – 1:51.45, Matt Sates (RSA) 2021
WORLD CUP RECORD – 1:50.66, Daiya Seto (JPN) 2021
The top 2 seeds weren’t too much of a surprise, as American Shaine Casas and South African Matt Sates looked in control during their morning swims.
Casas stopped the clock in 1:54.23 while Sates finished in 1:54.27 in his heat, putting just .04 between them for tonight’s final. The pair landed on the podium last night in the 100m IM, with Casas taking gold to Sates’ bronze. Sates, a former Georgia Bulldog, won the 400m free yesterday to continue his stellar World Cup win streak from last year.
Two more Americans made this 2IM final in Trenton Julian and Kieran Smith, while veteran Lithuanian racer Danas Rapsys also made the top 8.
Rapsys was the bronze medalist last week in Berlin behind winner Sates and runner-up Hubert Kos of Hungary. Kos wound up well out of the final, settling for 10th in 1:55.79 this morning.
The bronze medalist from Abu Dhabi, Alberto Razzetti, barely made it to tonight’s final, capturing the 8th seed in 1:55.65.