World Aquatics Championships Doha: Full Entry Lists Show Top Seeds in Each Event


by DAVID RIEDER – SENIOR WRITER

04 February 2024, 09:33am

World Aquatics Championships Doha: Full Entry Lists Show Top Seeds in Each Event

One week out from the start of pool racing at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha, the international governing body for the sport has posted the entry lists for each race, showing the top-seeded swimmers for each event rather than just those entered in the meet. We already knew that with so many big names missing the meet as they prepare for the Tokyo Olympics, just nine out of 34 individual events would feature the gold medalists from last year’s Worlds in Fukuoka, Japan.

Click here to view the full entry lists.

The 2023 title-winners entered include women’s 50 freestyle and 50 butterfly star Sarah Sjostrom, women’s 50 and 100 breaststroke winner Ruta Meilutyte, women’s 200 IM winner Kate Douglass, men’s 50 freestyle gold medalist Cameron McEvoy, men’s 800 and 1500 free champion Ahmed Hafnaoui and men’s 50 back titlist Hunter Armstrong.

Great Britain’s Matt Richards is also in the meet, but he will only swim the 100 free and relays, not the 200 free in which he won last year’s world title. Another Brit, Adam Peaty, is returning to the global stage for the first time since the Tokyo Olympics as he tries to position himself for a potential Olympic three-peat in the 100 breast, an accomplishment no men’s swimmer aside from Michael Phelps has ever pulled off.

Here are the top seeds in every event on the program:

Day One:

  • Women’s 200 IM: Kate Douglass (USA), 2:07.09
  • Men’s 400 Freestyle: Ahmed Hafnaoui (TUN), 3:40.70
  • Women’s 100 Butterfly: Claire Curzan (USA), 56.61
  • Men’s 50 Butterfly: Diogo Matos Ribeiro (POR), 22.80
  • Women’s 400 Freestyle: Erika Fairweather (NZL), 3:59.59
  • Men’s 100 Breaststroke: Nic Fink (USA), 58.36
  • Women’s 400 Freestyle Relay: Australia, 3:27.96
  • Men’s 400 Freestyle Relay: Australia, 3:10.16

Day Two:

  • Women’s 100 Backstroke: Claire Curzan (USA), 58.35
  • Men’s 100 Backstroke: Hunter Armstrong (USA): 52.33
  • Women’s 100 Breaststroke: Ruta Meilutyte (LTU), 1:04.62
  • Men’s 200 Freestyle: Hwang Sunwoo (KOR), 1:44.40
  • Women’s 1500 Freestyle: Simona Quadarella (ITA), 15:43.31

Day Three:

  • Men’s 50 Breaststroke: Sam Williamson (AUS), 26.51
  • Women’s 200 Freestyle: Siobhan Haughey (HKG), 1:53.96
  • Men’s 200 Butterfly: Tomoru Honda (JPN), 1:52.70
  • Men’s 800 Freestyle: Ahmed Hafnaoui (TUN), 7:37.00

Day Four:

  • Women’s 50 Backstroke: Lauren Cox (GBR), 27.20
  • Men’s 100 Freestyle: Matt Richards (GBR), 47.45
  • Men’s 200 IM: Duncan Scott (GBR), 1:55.95
  • Women’s 200 Butterfly: Lana Pudar (BIH), 2:06.26
  • Mixed 400 Medley Relay: China, 3:37.73

Day Five:

  • Women’s 100 Freestyle: Siobhan Haughey (HKG), 52.02
  • Men’s 200 Backstroke: Roman Mityukov (SUI), 1:55.34
  • Women’s 200 Breaststroke: Kate Douglass (USA), 2:21.22*
  • Men’s 200 Breaststroke: Caspar Corbeau (NED), 2:07.99
  • Women’s 800 Freestyle Relay: Australia, 7:37.50

*Entry list does not reflect Douglass clocking 2:19.30 for a new American record in the event last month.

Day Six:

  • Men’s 100 Butterfly: Nyls Korstanje (NED), 50.78
  • Women’s 200 Backstroke: Claire Curzan (USA), 2:06.35
  • Men’s 50 Freestyle: Cameron McEvoy (AUS), 21.06
  • Women’s 50 Butterfly: Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 24.74
  • Men’s 800 Freestyle Relay: Great Britain, 6:59.08
  • Women’s 800 Freestyle: Simona Quadarella (ITA), 8:16.46

Day Seven:

  • Women’s 50 Freestyle: Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), 23.61
  • Men’s 50 Backstroke: Hunter Armstrong (USA), 24.05
  • Women’s 50 Breaststroke: Ruta Meilutyte (LTU), 29.16
  • Mixed 400 Freestyle Relay: Australia, 3:18.83
  • Men’s 1500 Freestyle: Ahmed Hafnaoui (TUN), 14:31.54

Day Eight:

  • Men’s 400 IM: Carson Foster (USA), 4:06.56
  • Women’s 400 IM: Freya Colbert (GBR), 4:35.28
  • Men’s 400 Medley Relay: China, 3:27.01
  • Women’s 400 Medley Relay: United States, 3:52.08

Full meet information from World Aquatics is available here.

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