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Day 13 review: Extreme victory, battle for records and final berths

R-Sport / MIA Rossiya Segodnya
05.08.2015, 23:19 Official events
Day 13 of the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan will be remembered as the day marked with the conclusion of the high diving tournament and the kickoff of the medal hunt in the women's water polo competitions. As for swimming, the fans have already memorised three key names – Cseh, Peaty and Ledecky – because these three names were announced more frequently than others at the Kazan Arena Stadium.

The Kazanka Venue has never seen such excitement as today, when the world's strongest athletes took part in the 27m platform final.

Britain's Gary Hunt disappeared from high diving for two years after the World Championships in Barcelona, where he only came third, so his victory was especially triumphant (although his superiority was already obvious in the preliminary round). The season is not yet over for him, so the public can expect new surprises from the champion, but in the meantime, let him drink champagne.

FINA Worlds 2015. High diving.

Men. 27m platform.

1.     Gary HUNT (GBR) – 629.30

2.     Bernal PAREDES (MEX) – 596. 45

3.     Artem SILCHENKO (RUS) – 593.95

Kazanka Venue. August 5.

The first gold in the swimming pool of the Kazan Arena Stadium in today's competitions was snatched by Hungarian hope and experienced fighter Laszlo Cseh, who finished fastest in the 200m butterfly event. A couple of days ago, the athlete shared bronze in the 50m butterfly, and it seems that the fact that he was really close to the top podium spot gave him the push he needed. But what else would you expect from the 5-time Olympic champion?

FINA Worlds 2015. Swimming.

Men. 200m butterfly.

1. Laszlo CSEH (HUN) - 1:53.48

2. Chad LE CLOS (RSA) - 1:53.68

3. Jan SWITKOWSKI (POL) - 1:54.10

 Kazan Arena Stadium. August 5 

Outstanding US swimmer Katie Ledecky is now the world champion in the 200m freestyle. The American had already established a new world record in Kazan in the 1,500m freestyle event, and had climbed the top of the podium for the 400m freestyle win.

FINA Worlds 2015. Swimming.

Women. 200m freestyle.

1. Katie LEDECKY (USA) - 1:55.16

2. Federica PELLEGRINI (ITA) - 1:55.32

3. Missy FRANKLIN (USA) - 1:55.49 

Kazan Arena Stadium. August 5

Adam Peaty won a gold medal in the final heat of the 50m breaststroke event. The British athlete performed well in Kazan: he set a world record in the 50m semifinal, and won the 100m breaststroke event. The swimmer said that the spectators in Kazan gave him a push, so to some extent he owes his victory to the fans’ great support.

FINA Worlds 2015. Swimming.

Men. 50m breaststroke             

1. Adam PEATY (GBR) - 26.51

2. Cameron VAN DER BURGH (RSA) - 26.66

3. Kevin CORDES (USA) - 26.86

Kazan Arena Stadium. August 5

Sun Yang became a world champion in the 800m freestyle event. The Chinese athlete had won gold in the 400m event on the very first day of the swimming finals, and later took silver in the 200m.

FINA Worlds 2015. Swimming.

Men. 800m freestyle.

1.     SUN Yang (CHN) – 7:39.96

2.     Gregorio PALTRINIERI (ITA) – 7:40.81

3.     Mack HORTON (AUS) – 7:44.02

Kazan Arena Stadium. August 5

The English team took gold in the 4x100m medley relay final, and also set a world record, which that morning had belonged to the Russian team and had been beaten by the US team in the afternoon.

FINA Worlds 2015. Swimming.

Mixed 4x100 medley relay

1. Great Britain – 3:41.71

2. USA – 3:43.27

3. Germany – 3:44.13

Kazan Arena Stadium. August 5

The US team became the first finalist of the women's water polo tournament at the FINA Worlds 2015. In the decisive match, the current Olympic champions defeated the Australians to end their winning streak at the tournament.

FINA Worlds 2015. Water polo.

Women. Semifinal.

United States – Australia – 8-6 (2-2, 3-3, 1-0, 2-1)

Water Polo Arena. August 5

The second team to obtain a place in the final was the Netherlands, who will now compete for the title against the American water polo players.

Women. Semifinal.

Italy – Netherlands – 5-5 (0-2, 1-3, 1-0, 3-0) (4-5 – on penalties)

Water Polo Arena. August 5

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