In her first appearance at the World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, the 31-year-old Czech record holder Kubova took care of the first Czech participation in the evening program. The seventh woman of the 2017 World Cup will improve the last championship. Last year in Budapest she was 18th with a loss of six hundredths in the semi-finals. This time, hundreds played for her.
She was pleased with the start, running the first fifty in 29.21 seconds. “I need to start at 29.2. It’s a good time, but maybe I lacked a bit of strength at the end, the last 15 meters or so were very difficult. We’ll see in the afternoon,” she said in a press release. Although she is participating in the World Championships for the seventh time, she has struggled with nervousness. He hopes the second fifty will do better in the semi-finals. “I would like to swim less than 31 seconds. Of course, I would be happy if I swam less than a minute, which I managed only nine times in my career. It would be nice, but 31.2 seconds in fifty is not very good, so I would like it to be less than 31 seconds, ”said the swimmer, whose Czech record since 2017 is 59.65 seconds.
Franta also showed a high season. In the race with a score of 54.50, he fell short of a personal record by 34 acres. To participate in the semi-finals, he had to swim a time of 53.94.
Franta was very disappointed with his performance. “I don’t know what I’m doing wrong… I’m upset because that’s not what I came here for. It was good, I did everything I had to. I don’t know, it was in vain. Seven months to train, and then swim like that … Progress was high. He still has a 50m backstroke on Saturday.
The final block starts at 13:00 CET, Kubov’s race is scheduled for 13:53 CET.