2024 World Aquatics Championships
The 2024 World Championship begins on Sunday morning in Doha, Qatar. The opening qualifying session will feature a packed schedule of six individual events and his two relays.
Qualifying events for Day 1:
- Women's 200IM
- Men's 400 free
- Women's 100 fly
- men's 50 fly
- Free for 400 women
- men's 100 chest
- Women's 4×100 freestyle relay
- Men's 4×100 Freestyle Relay
The opening race will be the women's 200 IM led by the defending world champion. kate douglas. In addition to the bronze medalist, Douglas is one of two 2023 medalists returning this year. Yu Yiting From China. Douglas' previous time this season was 2:07.89, but Yu has a slight edge over Douglas with a 2:07.75 in September.
The men's 400 free is shaping up to be one of the most popular events at this year's meet, with all but one 2023 finalist competing.Of note is the absence of the defending champion. Sam Shortremains Ahmed Hafnaoui As a favorite. This race will be Hafnaoui's first since moving to California to train with Mark Schubert.
Leading the way in the women's 100 fly are: Claire Curzan, narrowly missing out on the U.S. national team and missing the 2023 World Championships. Her time at the U.S. Trials was 56.61 seconds, and she almost tied for bronze at last year's competition, but with her top four not in Doha, the competition was left wide open. ing.
The boys are scheduled to swim 50 flies on Sunday.The field is highlighted by world junior record holders Diogo Ribeirowon a silver medal in this event last summer, earning him his first medal at the Senior World Championships. michael andrew is looking to bounce back after missing out on the U.S. World Championship team in 2023 and is seeded No. 2 with a score of 22.85.
It seems that there is erica fairweatherA losing race in the women's 400m freestyle. Fairweather won the bronze medal in 2023 with a time of 3:59.59, making her the only swimmer to record a career-best time of sub-4:00 in this event this year.
Like the men's 400 free, the men's 100 chest is also becoming one of Doha's most competitive events.current world record holder adam peaty will race alongside all three 2023 silver medalists (Arno Camminga, Nicolo Martinenghiand Nick Fink). Fink entered in first place, but Camminga held the fastest season-best time of this group at 58.68 seconds.
Rounding out the first day's events is the 4×100 freestyle relay. In the women's race, Australia will aim to defend their title as only one of their finalists will return in 2023, while Great Britain will aim to make amends on the men's side after ending in a DQ in qualifying for this tournament last year. Become.