Swimming at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships

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The Swimming competition at the 12th FINA World Championships was held in Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, from 25 March to 1 April 2007. This portion of the 2007 Worlds featured 40 events (20 for males, 20 for females), all swum in a long course (50 m) pool:

The 2007 World Championships served in qualifying for the Swimming portion at the 2008 Olympics in two ways:

1) It was the main relay qualifier, with the top-12 finishers in each relay automatically qualifying for the 16-entry field at the 2008 Olympics (the other 4 teams were filled with the 4 fastest remaining nations).
2) Those nations who did not have swimmers who meet the Olympic qualifying times, and wanted a "wildcard" entry into the Olympics, need to have their potential swimmers swim at the 2007 Worlds.

Participating nations[edit]

1,142 swimmers from 166 nations had swimmers entered at the 2007 Worlds:[1]

Event schedule[edit]

2007 FINA
World Championships

Australia Melbourne, Australia
Diving
Individual
1 m men women
3 m men women
10 m men women
Synchronised
3 m men women
10 m men women
Open water swimming
5 km men women
10 km men women
25 km men women
Swimming
Freestyle
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
Backstroke
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
50 m men women
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men women
Medley relay
4×100 m men women
Synchronised swimming
Solo Technical Free
Duet Technical Free
Team Technical Free
Combination
Water polo

Morning/heats sessions began at 10:00 a.m., with the evening sessions (semifinals and finals) beginning at 7:00 p.m. All events were contested in a long-course (50 m) pool. In the 50 m, 100 m, and 200 m events, heats/semifinals/finals were held; with heats in the morning of the first day of the event, semifinals that evening, and finals the next evening. For races 400 m, 800 m, or 1500 m in length, only heats and finals were held. For the 400 m events (both individual and relay), heats and finals were held on the same day. For the individual 800 m and 1500 m free events, heats were held in the morning with finals in the next day's evening session (approximately 36 hours apart). For the 4×200 m freestyle relay, heats and finals were the same day (matching the other 2 relays).

date Morning session
Preliminary heats   (10:00 a.m.)
Evening session
Finals & semifinals   (7:00 p.m.)
Sunday
25 March
2007
women's 100 fly
men's 400 free
women's 200 I.M.
men's 50 fly
women's 400 free
men's 100 breast
women's 4×100 free relay
men's 4×100 free relay
  swim-off: men's 50 fly
women's 100 fly (semifinals)
men's 400 free (final)
women's 200 I.M. (semifinals)
men's 50 fly (semifinals)
women's 400 free (final)
men's 100 breast (semifinals)
women's 4×100 free relay (final)
men's 4×100 free relay (final)
Monday
26 March
2007
women's 100 back
men's 200 free
women's 100 breast
men's 100 back
women's 1500 free
men's 100 breast (final)
women's 100 fly (final)
men's 100 back (semifinals)
women's 100 breast (semifinals)
men's 50 fly (final)
women's 100 back (semifinals)
men's 200 free (semifinals)
women's 200 I.M. (final)
Tuesday
27 March
2007
men's 50 breast
men's 200 fly
women's 200 free
men's 800 free
men's 200 free (final)
women's 100 back (final)
men's 50 breast (semifinals)
women's 1500 free (final)
men's 100 back (final)
women's 200 free (semifinals)
men's 200 fly (semifinals)
women's 100 breast (final)
Wednesday
28 March
2007
women's 50 back
men's 100 free
women's 200 fly
men's 200 I.M.
men's 100 free (semifinals)
women's 50 back (semifinals)
men's 200 fly (final)
women's 200 free (final)
men's 50 breast (final)
women's 200 fly (semifinals)
men's 200 I.M. (semifinals)
men's 800 free (final)
Thursday
29 March
2007
women's 100 free
men's 200 back
women's 200 breast
men's 200 breast
women's 4×200 free relay
women's 100 free (semifinals)
men's 200 I.M. (final)
women's 200 breast (semifinals)
men's 100 free (final)
women's 200 fly (final)
men's 200 breast (semifinals)
women's 50 back (final)
men's 200 back (semifinals)
women's 4×200 free relay (final)
Friday
30 March
2007
women's 50 fly
men's 50 free
women's 800 free
men's 100 fly
women's 200 back
men's 4×200 free relay
women's 100 free (final)
men's 200 back (final)
women's 50 fly (semifinals)
men's 50 free (semifinals)
women's 200 breast (final)
men's 100 fly (semifinals)
women's 200 back (semifinals)
men's 200 breast (final)
men's 4×200 free relay (final)
  swim-off: men's 50 free
  swim-off: men's 100 fly
Saturday
31 March
2007
women's 50 free
men's 50 back
women's 50 breast
men's 1500 free
women's 4×100 medley relay
women's 50 fly (final)
men's 50 free (final)
women's 200 back (final)
women's 50 breast (semifinals)
men's 100 fly (final)
women's 50 free (semifinals)
men's 50 back (semifinal)
women's 800 free (final)
women's 4×100 medley relay (final)
Sunday
1 April
2007
men's 400 I.M.
women's 400 I.M.
men's 4×100 medley relay
men's 50 back (final)
women's 50 breast (final)
men's 400 I.M. (final)
women's 50 free (final)
men's 1500 free (final)
women's 400 I.M. (final)
men's 4×100 medly relay (final)

Results[edit]

Key

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m freestyle
details
Ben Wildman-Tobriner
 USA
21.88 Cullen Jones
 USA
21.94 Stefan Nystrand
 Sweden
21.97
100 m freestyle
details
Filippo Magnini
 Italy
Brent Hayden
 Canada
48.43 Eamon Sullivan
 Australia
48.47
200 m freestyle
details
Michael Phelps
 USA
1:43.86
WR
Pieter van den Hoogenband
 Netherlands
1:46.28 Park Tae-Hwan
 South Korea
1:46.73
400 m freestyle[2]
details
Park Tae-Hwan
 South Korea
3:44.30 Grant Hackett
 Australia
3:45.43 Yury Prilukov
 Russia
3:45:47
800 m freestyle[2]
details
Przemysław Stańczyk
 Poland
7:47.91 Craig Stevens
 Australia
7:48.67 Federico Colbertaldo
 Italy
7:49.98
1500 m freestyle
details
Mateusz Sawrymowicz
 Poland
14:45.94 Yury Prilukov
 Russia
14:47.29 David Davies
 Great Britain
14:51.21
50 m backstroke
details
Gerhard Zandberg
 South Africa
24.98 Thomas Rupprath
 Germany
25.20 Liam Tancock
 Great Britain
25.23
100 m backstroke
details
Aaron Peirsol
 USA
52.98
WR
Ryan Lochte
 USA
53.50 Liam Tancock
 Great Britain
53.61
200 m backstroke
details
Ryan Lochte
 USA
1:54.32
WR
Aaron Peirsol
 USA
1:54.80 Markus Rogan
 Austria
1:56.02
50 m breaststroke
details
Oleg Lisogor
 Ukraine
27.66 Brendan Hansen
 USA
27.69 Cameron van der Burgh
 South Africa
27.88
100 m breaststroke
details
Brendan Hansen
 USA
59.80 Kosuke Kitajima
 Japan
59.96 Brenton Rickard
 Australia
1:00.58
200 m breaststroke
details
Kosuke Kitajima
 Japan
2:09.80 Brenton Rickard
 Australia
2:10.99 Loris Facci
 Italy
2:11.03
50 m butterfly
details
Roland Schoeman
 South Africa
23.18 Ian Crocker
 USA
23.47 Jakob Andkjær
 Denmark
23.56
100 m butterfly
details
Michael Phelps
 USA
50.77 Ian Crocker
 USA
50.82 Albert Subirats
 Venezuela
51.82
200 m butterfly
details
Michael Phelps
 USA
1:52.09
WR
Wu Peng
 China
1:55.13 Nikolay Skvortsov
 Russia
1:55.22
200 m individual medley
details
Michael Phelps
 USA
1:54.98
WR
Ryan Lochte
 USA
1:56.19 László Cseh
 Hungary
1:56.92
400 m individual medley
details
Michael Phelps
 USA
4:06.22
WR
Ryan Lochte
 USA
4:09.74 Luca Marin
 Italy
4:09.88
4×100 m
  freestyle relay
details
 USA
Michael Phelps
Neil Walker
Cullen Jones
Jason Lezak
3:12.72
CR
 Italy
Massimiliano Rosolino
Alessandro Calvi
Christian Galenda
Filippo Magnini
3:14.04  France
Fabien Gilot
Frédérick Bousquet
Julien Sicot
Alain Bernard
3:14.68
4×200 m
  freestyle relay
details
 USA
Michael Phelps
Ryan Lochte
Klete Keller
Peter Vanderkaay
7:03.24
WR
 Australia
Patrick Murphy
Andrew Mewing
Grant Brits
Kenrick Monk
7:10.05  Canada
Brian Johns
Brent Hayden
Rick Say
Andrew Hurd
7:10.70
4×100 m
  medley relay
details
 Australia
Matt Welsh
Brenton Rickard
Andrew Lauterstein
Eamon Sullivan
3:34.93  Japan
Tomomi Morita
Kosuke Kitajima
Takashi Yamamoto
Daisuke Hosokawa
3:35.16  Russia
Arkady Vyatchanin
Dmitry Komornikov
Nikolay Skvortsov
Evgeny Lagunov
3:35.51

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
50 m freestyle
details
Libby Lenton
 Australia
24.53 Therese Alshammar
 Sweden
24.62 Marleen Veldhuis
 Netherlands
24.70
100 m freestyle
details
Libby Lenton
 Australia
53.40
CR
Marleen Veldhuis
 Netherlands
53.70 Britta Steffen
 Germany
53.74
200 m freestyle
details
Laure Manaudou
 France
1:55.52
WR
Annika Lurz
 Germany
1:55.68 Federica Pellegrini
 Italy
1:56.97
400 m freestyle
details
Laure Manaudou
 France
4:02.61
CR
Otylia Jędrzejczak
 Poland
4:04.23 Ai Shibata
 Japan
4:05.19
800 m freestyle
details
Kate Ziegler
 USA
8:18.52
CR
Laure Manaudou
 France
8:18.80 Hayley Peirsol
 USA
8:26.41
1500 m freestyle
details
Kate Ziegler
 USA
15:53.05
CR
Flavia Rigamonti
  Switzerland
15:55.38 Ai Shibata
 Japan
15:58.55
50 m backstroke
details
Leila Vaziri
 USA
28.16
WR
Aleksandra Gerasimenya
 Belarus
28.46 Tayliah Zimmer
 Australia
28.50
100 m backstroke
details
Natalie Coughlin
 USA
59.44
WR
Laure Manaudou
 France
59.87 Reiko Nakamura
 Japan
1:00.40
200 m backstroke
details
Margaret Hoelzer
 USA
2:07.16
CR
Kirsty Coventry
 Zimbabwe
2:07.54 Reiko Nakamura
 Japan
2:08.54
50 m breaststroke
details
Jessica Hardy
 USA
30.63 Leisel Jones
 Australia
30.70 Tara Kirk
 USA
31.05
100 m breaststroke
details
Leisel Jones
 Australia
1:05.72
CR
Tara Kirk
 USA
1:06.34 Anna Khlistunova
 Ukraine
1:07.27
200 m breaststroke
details
Leisel Jones
 Australia
2:21.84 Kirsty Balfour
 Great Britain
Megan Jendrick
 USA
2:25.94
50 m butterfly
details
Therese Alshammar
 Sweden
25.91 Danni Miatke
 Australia
26.05 Inge Dekker
 Netherlands
26.11
100 m butterfly
details
Libby Lenton
 Australia
57.15
CR
Jessicah Schipper
 Australia
57.24 Natalie Coughlin
 USA
57.34
200 m butterfly
details
Jessicah Schipper
 Australia
2:06.39 Kim Vandenberg
 USA
2:06.71 Otylia Jędrzejczak
 Poland
2:06.90
200 m individual medley
details
Katie Hoff
 USA
2:10.13
CR
Kirsty Coventry
 Zimbabwe
2:10.76 Stephanie Rice
 Australia
2:11.42
400 m individual medley
details
Katie Hoff
 USA
4:32.89
WR
Yana Martynova
 Russia
4:40.14 Stephanie Rice
 Australia
4:41.19
4×100 m
  freestyle relay
details
 Australia
Libby Lenton
Melanie Schlanger
Shayne Reese
Jodie Henry
3:35.48
CR
 USA
Natalie Coughlin
Lacey Nymeyer
Amanda Weir
Kara Lynn Joyce
3:35.68  Netherlands
Inge Dekker
Ranomi Kromowidjojo
Femke Heemskerk
Marleen Veldhuis
3:36.81
4×200 m
  freestyle relay
details
 USA
Natalie Coughlin
Dana Vollmer
Lacey Nymeyer
Katie Hoff
7:50.09
WR
 Germany
Meike Freitag
Britta Steffen
Petra Dallmann
Annika Lurz
7:53.82  France
Alena Popchanka
Sophie Huber
Aurore Mongel
Laure Manaudou
7:55.96
4×100 m
  medley relay
details
 Australia
Emily Seebohm
Leisel Jones
Jessicah Schipper
Libby Lenton
3:55.74
WR
 USA
Natalie Coughlin
Tara Kirk
Rachel Komisarz
Lacey Nymeyer
3:58.31  China
Longzi Xutian
Nan Luo
Yafei Zhou
Yanwei Xu
4:01.97

Medal table[edit]

      Host nation

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 20 13 3 36
2 Australia 9 7 5 21
3 France 2 2 2 6
4 Poland 2 1 1 4
5 South Africa 2 0 1 3
6 Japan 1 2 4 7
7 Italy 1 1 4 6
8 Sweden 1 1 1 3
9 Canada 1 - 1 2
9 South Korea 1 - 1 2
9 Ukraine 1 - 1 2
12 Germany - 3 1 4
13 Netherlands - 2 3 5
13 Russia - 2 3 5
15 Zimbabwe - 2 - 2
16 Great Britain - 1 3 4
17 China - 1 1 2
18 Belarus - 1 - 1
18 Switzerland - 1 - 1
20 Austria - - 1 1
20 Denmark - - 1 1
20 Hungary - - 1 1
20 Venezuela - - 1 1
Total 41 40 39 120

On 11 September 2007, an anti-doping ban was issued to Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli, with a retroactive nullification of his results which included his swims at the 2007 Worlds. Mellouli had finished in the top-3 in 2 events, and consequently, his results nullification adjusted the overall medals standings, particularly effecting Australia, Italy, Poland, Russia and Tunisia (Tunisia was removed all together, as Mellouli was the country's only medal winner).

Records broken[edit]

During the 2007 World Aquatics Championships, 15 World Records and 16 other Championship (or meet) Records were broken. Multiple Continental and National Records were also set.

World Records[edit]

Also new championship records

  • Men's 200 m freestyle - Michael Phelps  United States (1:43.86)
  • Men's 100 m backstroke - Aaron Peirsol  United States (52.98)
  • Men's 200 m backstroke - Ryan Lochte  United States (1:54.32)
  • Men's 200 m butterfly - Michael Phelps  United States (1:52.09)
  • Men's 200 m individual medley - Michael Phelps  United States (1:54.98)
  • Men's 400 m individual medley - Michael Phelps  United States (4:06.22)
  • Men's 4×200 m freestyle relay - Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Klete Keller, Peter Vanderkaay  United States (7:03.24)
  • Women's 200 m freestyle - Federica Pellegrini  Italy (1:56.47) (semi final)
  • Women's 200 m freestyle - Laure Manaudou  France (1:55.52) (final)
  • Women's 50 m backstroke - Leila Vaziri  United States (28.16) (semi final; equalled in final by herself)
  • Women's 100 m backstroke - Natalie Coughlin  United States (59.44)
  • Women's 400 m individual medley - Kathryn Hoff  United States (4:32.89)
  • Women's 4×200 m freestyle relay - Natalie Coughlin, Dana Vollmer, Lacey Nymeyer, Katie Hoff  United States (7:50.09)
  • Women's 4×100 m medley relay - Emily Seebohm, Leisel Jones, Jessicah Schipper, Libby Lenton  Australia (3:55.74)

Championship records[edit]

  • Women's 100 m freestyle - Libby Lenton  Australia (53.42) (4×100 m freestyle Relay lead off)
  • Men's 4×100 m freestyle Relay - Michael Phelps, Neil Walker, Cullen Jones, Jason Lezak  United States (3:12.72)
  • Women's 100 m freestyle - Natalie Coughlin  United States (53.40) (semi final; equalled in final)
  • Women's 100 m freestyle - Libby Lenton  Australia (53.40) (equalled)
  • Women's 400 m freestyle - Laure Manaudou  France (4:02.61)
  • Women's 800 m freestyle - Kate Ziegler  United States (8:18.52)
  • Women's 1500 m freestyle - Kate Ziegler  United States (15:53.05)
  • Women's 200 m backstroke - Margaret Hoelzer  United States (2:07.16)
  • Women's 100 m breaststroke - Leisel Jones  Australia (1:05.72)
  • Women's 100 m butterfly - Libby Lenton  Australia (57.15)
  • Women's 200 m individual Medley - Kathryn Hoff  United States (2:10.13)
  • Women's 4×100 m freestyle relay - Libby Lenton, Melanie Schlanger, Shayne Reese, Jodie Henry  Australia (3:35.48)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Entries by Nation report for Swimming from the 2007 FINA World Championships, published by Omega Timing on 2007-03-20. Retrieved 2012-04-23.
  2. ^ a b Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia originally won the men's 800 m freestyle and finished second in the men's 400 m freestyle. On 11 September 2007, the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland disqualified Mellouli and banned him for 18 months (effective retroactively to 30 October 2006) after he tested positive for amphetamines.
    Main articles: Oussama Mellouli and doping (sport)