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Swimming at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships

The Swimming competition at the 12th FINA World Aquatics 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.

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Participating nationsEdit

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

Event scheduleEdit

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)

ResultsEdit

Key

Men's eventsEdit

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 (48.42)
Neil Walker (48.31)
Cullen Jones (48.67)
Jason Lezak (47.32)
3:12.72
CR
  Italy
Massimiliano Rosolino (49.35)
Alessandro Calvi (49.06)
Christian Galenda (48.45)
Filippo Magnini (47.18)
3:14.04   France
Fabien Gilot (49.18)
Frédérick Bousquet (48.48)
Julien Sicot (48.84)
Alain Bernard (48.18)
3:14.68
4×200 m
  freestyle relay
details
  USA
Michael Phelps (1:45.36)
Ryan Lochte (1:45.86)
Klete Keller (1:46.31)
Peter Vanderkaay (1:45.71)
7:03.24
WR
  Australia
Patrick Murphy (1:48.55)
Andrew Mewing (1:47.52)
Grant Brits (1:48.21)
Kenrick Monk (1:45.77)
7:10.05   Canada
Brian Johns (1:48.46)
Brent Hayden (1:46.59)
Rick Say (1:47.59)
Andrew Hurd (1:48.06)
7:10.70
4×100 m
  medley relay
details
  Australia
Matt Welsh (54.78)
Brenton Rickard (59.63)
Andrew Lauterstein (52.63)
Eamon Sullivan (47.89)
3:34.93   Japan
Tomomi Morita (54.76)
Kosuke Kitajima (59.23)
Takashi Yamamoto (51.90)
Daisuke Hosokawa (49.27)
3:35.16   Russia
Arkady Vyatchanin (54.08)
Dmitry Komornikov (1:00.65)
Nikolay Skvortsov (52.13)
Evgeny Lagunov (48.65)
3:35.51

Women's eventsEdit

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 (53.42)
Melanie Schlanger (53.95)
Shayne Reese (54.90)
Jodie Henry (53.21)
3:35.48
CR
  USA
Natalie Coughlin (54.13)
Lacey Nymeyer (53.50)
Amanda Weir (54.02)
Kara Lynn Joyce (54.03)
3:35.68   Netherlands
Inge Dekker (54.57)
Ranomi Kromowidjojo (54.82)
Femke Heemskerk (54.13)
Marleen Veldhuis (53.29)
3:36.81
4×200 m
  freestyle relay
details
  USA
Natalie Coughlin (1:56.43)
Dana Vollmer (1:57.49)
Lacey Nymeyer (1:59.19)
Katie Hoff (1:56.98)
7:50.09
WR
  Germany
Meike Freitag (1:59.56)
Britta Steffen (1:57.58)
Petra Dallmann (2:00.40)
Annika Lurz (1:56.28)
7:53.82   France
Alena Popchanka (1:57.86)
Sophie Huber (1:58.80)
Aurore Mongel (2:01.04)
Laure Manaudou (1:58.26)
7:55.96
4×100 m
  medley relay
details
  Australia
Emily Seebohm (1:00.79)
Leisel Jones (1:04.94)
Jessicah Schipper (57.18)
Libby Lenton (52.83)
3:55.74
WR
  USA
Natalie Coughlin (1:00.66)
Tara Kirk (1:06.37)
Rachel Komisarz (57.06))
Lacey Nymeyer (54.22)
3:58.31   China
Xu Tianlongzi (1:01.06)
Luo Nan (1:09.08)
Zhou Yafei (57.84)
Xu Yanwei (53.99)
4:01.97

Medal tableEdit

  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 brokenEdit

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 RecordsEdit

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 recordsEdit

  • 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)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Entries by Nation report for Swimming from the 2007 FINA World Aquatics 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.