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Great Britain at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships

Great Britain competed at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia between 24 July to 9 August 2015.

Great Britain at the
2015 World Aquatics Championships
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FINA code GBR
NF British Swimming
Website www.swimming.org/britishswimming
in Kazan, Russia
Competitors 50 in 5 sports
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
7 1 6 14
World Aquatics Championships appearances

Tom Daley and Rebecca Gallantree became the first ever winners of the Mixed team event. In doing so, Daley became the first British diver to win multiple medals across World Championships, and the first British double world champion.[1] Gallantree became the first female British diver to win a World Championship medal of any colour, and the first female British World Champion.[2] With bronze in the Men's 10 m platform, Daley would go on to become the first British diver to win three World Championship medals.

Jack Laugher, with his bronze medal in both the Men's 3 m springboard event, and Men's 3 m synchronized springboard with Chris Mears, became the first British diver to win two World championship medals at one edition, later equalled by Daley.[3] With a gold and three bronze medals, the 2015 edition was by some margin the most successful World Championships[2] in diving for Great Britain since the championships began.

With Great Britain's first gold medal in Men's high diving, Gary Hunt brought the Great Britain overall tally to ten medals, the highest ever for the nation at a FINA World Aquatics Championships. Simultaneously, with his silver medal from 2013, Hunt became the most successful male high diver since the event was brought into the World Aquatics Championships.

Adam Peaty became the first British swimmer to ever win three gold medals at a global championships, Worlds or Olympic, with victories in the 50 metre and 100 metre breaststroke events and the 4 x 100 metre mixed medley relay. James Guy won the first ever gold medal in male freestyle for Great Britain at a World Championships in the 200 metres freestyle, and then anchored the Great Britain Men's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay team to its first ever victory in the event.

The bronze medal won by Jaz Carlin in the Women's 800 m freestyle brought the tally of swimming medals to five golds, a silver and three bronzes, at nine medals, the best return for Great Britain in the swimming portion of a World Aquatics Championships, having already achieved the best results in their history in diving and high diving. The full tally of seven golds, one silver and six bronze was also an historic high for the championships as a whole.

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MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Daley, TomTom Daley
Gallantree, RebeccaRebecca Gallantree
Diving Mixed team July 29
  Gold Peaty, AdamAdam Peaty Swimming Men's 100 m breaststroke August 3
  Gold Guy, JamesJames Guy Swimming Men's 200 m freestyle August 4
  Gold Hunt, GaryGary Hunt High diving Men's high diving August 5
  Gold Peaty, AdamAdam Peaty Swimming Men's 50 m breaststroke August 5
  Gold Halsall, FranFran Halsall
Kelly, RachaelRachael Kelly*
Murdoch, RossRoss Murdoch*
O'Connor, Siobhan-MarieSiobhan-Marie O'Connor
Peaty, AdamAdam Peaty
Walker-Hebborn, ChrisChris Walker-Hebborn
Swimming Mixed 4 × 100 m medley relay August 5
  Gold Grainger, NicholasNicholas Grainger*
Guy, JamesJames Guy
Jarvis, CalumCalum Jarvis
Renwick, RobbieRobbie Renwick
Scott, DuncanDuncan Scott*
Wallace, DanielDaniel Wallace
Swimming Men's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay August 7
  Silver Guy, JamesJames Guy Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle August 2
  Bronze Laugher, JackJack Laugher
Mears, ChrisChris Mears
Diving Men's 3 m synchronized springboard July 28
  Bronze Laugher, JackJack Laugher Diving Men's 3 m springboard July 31
  Bronze Daley, TomTom Daley Diving Men's 10 m platform August 2
  Bronze Murdoch, RossRoss Murdoch Swimming Men's 100 m breaststroke August 3
  Bronze O'Connor, Siobhan-MarieSiobhan-Marie O'Connor Swimming Women's 200 m individual medley August 3
  Bronze Carlin, JazminJazmin Carlin Swimming Women's 800 m freestyle August 8

DivingEdit

British divers qualified for the individual spots and the synchronized teams at the World Championships. Nine divers have been nominated to the roster for Team GB at the Worlds, including 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Tom Daley.[4]

Diving at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships was a qualification event for the 2016 Summer Olympics, and Great Britain, with a top three finish in the 3 m synchronized springboard for Jack Laugher and Chris Mears, achieved a quota place for a team at the Rio games. In the individual events, Tom Daley (10m platform) and Jack Laugher (3m springboard) both won bronze medals, and they, along with finalists Rebecca Gallantree (3 metre springboard) and Tonia Couch (10 metre platform), won a single quota place for Great Britain in each of the four individual diving events in Rio.

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
James Denny 1 m springboard 309.60 26 N/A Did not advance
Jack Laugher 3 m springboard 450.80 7 Q 490.90 5 Q 528.90  
Chris Mears 419.20 18 Q 422.50 15 Did not advance
Tom Daley 10 m platform 466.55 9 Q 524.70 3 Q 537.95  
Matthew Lee 437.35 14 Q 357.60 18 Did not advance
Jack Laugher
Chris Mears
3 m synchronized springboard 417.33 4 Q N/A 445.20  
James Denny
Matthew Lee
10 m synchronized platform 379.86 12 Q N/A 396.84 9
Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Alicia Blagg 3 m springboard 262.55 26 Did not advance
Rebecca Gallantree 294.15 13 Q 305.10 8 Q 289.00 10
Sarah Barrow 10 m platform 308.90 17 Q 283.10 18 Did not advance
Tonia Couch 328.70 9 Q 339.70 7 Q 340.30 8
Alicia Blagg
Rebecca Gallantree
3 m synchronized springboard 287.40 4 Q N/A 286.86 10
Sarah Barrow
Tonia Couch
10 m synchronized platform 302.52 4 Q N/A 308.40 6
Mixed
Athlete Event Final
Points Rank
Tom Daley
Rebecca Gallantree
Team 434.65  

High divingEdit

Great Britain has qualified two high divers at the World Championships.[5]

Athlete Event Points Rank
Blake Aldridge Men's high diving Did not finish
Gary Hunt 629.30  

Open water swimmingEdit

Great Britain fielded a full team of seven swimmers to compete in the open water marathon.[6]

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Tom Allen 5 km 55:32.0 23
Jack Burnell 10 km 1:50:05.8 5
Daniel Fogg 1:50:39.7 14
Caleb Hughes 5 km 55:21.9 7
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Alice Dearing 5 km 1:00:53.3 23
Danielle Huskisson 10 km 2:00:57.3 35
Keri-Anne Payne 1:58:53.6 15

SwimmingEdit

British swimmers have achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the A-standard entry time, and 1 at the B-standard):[7] All British swimmers must qualify by finishing in the top two of the national championships, having gained the GB qualifying A standard set by British Swimming in the relevant final.

Great Britain consists of 30 swimmers (16 men and 14 women). Among the official roster featured European and Commonwealth Games champions Jazmin Carlin, Chris Walker-Hebborn, and Adam Peaty, who overhauled the 58-second barrier to set a new world record in the 100 m breaststroke at the national trials.[8][9]

The championships were a qualification event for the relay races at the 2016 Summer Olympics, and Great Britain qualified for five of the six relays in Rio, the women's 4 x 100 freestyle being the exception, where they did not field a team in Kazan.

Great Britain's total of five golds and nine medals in the swimming pool are the best returns in golds and medals for Great Britain in the history of the Championships.[10]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Adam Barrett 100 m butterfly 52.33 17 Did not advance
Nick Grainger 400 m freestyle 3:47.95 14 N/A Did not advance
James Guy 200 m freestyle 1:46.10 2 Q 1:45.43 NR 2 Q 1:45.18 NR  
400 m freestyle 3:45.37 2 Q N/A 3:43.75 NR  
Calum Jarvis 100 m freestyle 49.68 32 Did not advance
200 m freestyle 1:46.61 5 Q 1:47.64 14 Did not advance
Tom Laxton 100 m butterfly 52.37 19 Did not advance
Stephen Milne 800 m freestyle 7:46.41 3 Q N/A 7:49.86 7
1500 m freestyle 14:55.17 4 Q N/A 14:58.62 5
Ross Murdoch 100 m breaststroke 59.48 4 Q 59.75 8 Q 59.09  
Roberto Pavoni 200 m individual medley 1:59.29 9 Q 1:58:54 =8 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:13.91 7 Q N/A 4:13.81 7
Adam Peaty 50 m breaststroke 26.68 2 Q 26.42 WR 1 Q 26.51  
100 m breaststroke 58.52 CR 1 Q 58.18 CR 1 Q 58.52  
200 m breaststroke 2:13.24 26 Did not advance
Benjamin Proud 50 m freestyle 22.13 7 Q 21.88 5 Q 22.04 8
100 m freestyle 49.35 23 Did not advance
50 m butterfly 23.58 11 Q 23.24 6 Q 23.39 8
Liam Tancock 50 m backstroke 24.91 6 Q 24.75 5 Q 24.88 7
100 m backstroke 53.35 4 Q 53.19 7 Q 53.37 8
Chris Walker-Hebborn 100 m backstroke 53.64 7 Q 53.39 6 Q 53.02 5
Daniel Wallace 200 m individual medley 1:58.28 2 Q 1:57.77 4 Q 1:57.56 4
400 m individual medley 4:13.07 5 Q N/A 4:13.77 6
Andrew Willis 200 m breaststroke 2:09.35 2 Q 2:08.72 5 Q 2:08.52 4
Calum Jarvis
Benjamin Proud
Robbie Renwick
Duncan Scott
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 3:15.70 10 N/A Did not advance
Dan Wallace
Robbie Renwick
Calum Jarvis
James Guy
Nick Grainger*
Duncan Scott*
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 7:09.00 3 Q N/A 7:04.33 NR  
Adam Barrett*
James Guy
Ross Murdoch*
Adam Peaty
Benjamin Proud
Chris Walker-Hebborn
4 × 100 m medley relay 3:33.37 6 Q N/A 3:30.67 NR 4
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jazmin Carlin 400 m freestyle 4:07.15 =6 Q N/A 4:03.74 4
800 m freestyle 8:23.83 5 Q N/A 8:18.15  
Francesca Halsall 50 m freestyle 24.80 8 Q 24.50 7 Q 24.51 7
50 m butterfly 25.86 5 Q 25.71 3 Q 25.85 6
Rachael Kelly 100 m butterfly 58.48 =16 Q 58.27 12 Did not advance
Jemma Lowe 100 m butterfly 58.74 19 Did not advance
Hannah Miley 200 m butterfly 2:09.44 13 Q 2:09.21 =14 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:12.22 7 Q 2:11.19 7 Q 2:10.19 5
400 m individual medley 4:36.11 4 Q N/A 4:34.79 4
Siobhan-Marie O'Connor 200 m freestyle 1:58.27 11 Q 1:57.30 10 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:08.92 2 Q 2:08.45 2 Q 2:08.77  
Lauren Quigley 50 m freestyle 25.53 28 Did not advance
50 m backstroke 27.94 6 Q 27.88 7 Q 27.99 7
100 m backstroke 1:00.14 =7 Q 59.71 8 Q 59.78 7
Molly Renshaw 200 m breaststroke 2:26.32 18 Did not advance
Elizabeth Simmonds 100 m backstroke 1:00.38 11 Q 1:00.40 13 Did not advance
200 m backstroke 2:10.48 13 Q 2:10.57 12 Did not advance
Jessica Thielmann 800 m freestyle 2:36.88 15 N/A Did not advance
1500 m freestyle 16:21.21 10 N/A Did not advance
Aimee Willmott 200 m butterfly 2:10.07 19 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:36.82 7 Q N/A 4:38.75 7
Siobhan-Marie O'Connor
Jazmin Carlin
Rebecca Turner
Hannah Miley
Eleanor Faulkner*
4 × 200 m freestyle relay 7:54.99 7 Q N/A 7:50.60 5
Rachael Kelly
Siobhan-Marie O'Connor
Lauren Quigley
Rebecca Turner
4 × 100 m medley relay 4:00.02 7 Q N/A DSQ
Mixed
Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Chris Walker-Hebborn
Adam Peaty
Siobhan-Marie O'Connor
Francesca Halsall
Ross Murdoch*
Rachael Kelly*
4 × 100 m medley relay 3:44.39 2 Q 3:41.71 WR  

Synchronized swimmingEdit

Great Britain has qualified two synchronized swimmers in the women's duet events.

Athlete Event Preliminaries Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Jodie Cowie
Genevieve Randall
Duet technical routine 74.6512 24 Did not advance
Duet free routine 76.0333 24 Did not advance

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