The 18-year-old Australian Ariarne Titmus and two seasons have hit at the short track world Cup in China in world record time. Titmus sponge in 3:53,92 minutes to the title in the 400-Meter free style. She was five hundredths of a second faster than the previous best mark. Not at all satisfied with the EM-Second, Sarah Köhler, after their seventh place (4:03,28) was after she had already missed about twice the distance as a Fifth of the pedestal. Their time was “very disappointing,” said Köhler, who was nearly ten seconds behind Titmus. “There is still a lot to do, but by the summer I should do.”
medal hopes aroused Marius Kusch with his third place in the final, the 50-Meter butterfly (22,44). The Essenes, who had swam double the distance as a Fifth missed the podium, said: “This was a great race. I’m well coming to the turn of rank, the diving phase, worked out well. The season before was a good warm-up.”
With the free-style relay 4 x 50 meters of occupied Kush during the world record race by Superstar Caeleb Dressel mentioned American Quartet (1:21,80) in seventh place. The Americans swam around 0.80 seconds faster than Russia’s season four years ago.
In 6:46,81 minutes was Brazil’s men Quartet 4 x 200 meters freestyle champion of the world. The season was two seconds under the eight-year-old best brand of Russia.