Swim Stars land in Dubai for Round Two of the FINA World Cup

  9 Gold Medal Mel Stewart | August 29th, 2014 | Featured, FINA World Cup Series, International, News, Press Releases

Some of the world’s best swimmers arrived in Dubai today, ahead of the second round of the FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup which will be held on Sunday 31 August and Monday 1 September.

Katinka Hosszu -Winning Bonus Collected in Doha - 2014 FINA World Cup (courtsy of FINA)

Katinka Hosszu -Winning Bonus Collected in Doha – 2014 FINA World Cup (courtsy of FINA)

Among the arrivals was Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu who collected a swag of medals and set three new world records in the first round in Doha this week. Hosszu, who is blitzing the field in almost every event she enters, collected ten medals in Doha, seven of them gold. Wearing her trademark ‘Iron Lady’ shirt, Hosszu said:

“I am excited to be back in Dubai. I’m happy with how I went in Doha but I want to set more world records, I’m feeling good”.

Also among the arrivals was Australia’s Thomas Fraser-Holmes who backed up from collecting gold in the 200m at the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacs to take four gold medals in Doha in the 200m and 400m freestyle and 200m and 400m individual medley.

Other arrivals included 1500m gold medallist in Doha, Hungary’s Gergo Kis, dual breaststroke gold medallist in Doha, Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson and local crowd favourite Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia.

SWIMMING PHOTO VAULT

Thomas Fraser-Holmes - 2014 FINA World Cup, Dubai arrival (courtsy of FINA)

Thomas Fraser-Holmes – 2014 FINA World Cup, Dubai arrival (courtsy of FINA)

Katinka Hosszu - 2014 FINA World Cup, Dubai arrival (courtsy of FINA)

Katinka Hosszu – 2014 FINA World Cup, Dubai arrival (courtsy of FINA)

Oussama Mellouli  - 2014 FINA World Cup, Dubai arrival (courtsy of FINA)

Oussama Mellouli – 2014 FINA World Cup, Dubai arrival (courtsy of FINA)

Alia Atkinson - 2014 FINA World Cup, Dubai arrival (courtsy of FINA)

Alia Atkinson – 2014 FINA World Cup, Dubai arrival (courtsy of FINA)

Gyurta wins Gold - 2014 FINA World Cup (courtsy of FINA)

Gyurta wins Gold – 2014 FINA World Cup (courtsy of FINA)

Katinka Hosszu smiles after new World Record - 1st round - 2014 FINA World Cup, (courtsy of FINA)

Katinka Hosszu smiles after new World Record – 1st round – 2014 FINA World Cup, (courtsy of FINA)

Chad Le Clos - images from day 2 of the 1st round - 2014 FINA World Cup (courtsy of FINA)

Chad Le Clos – images from day 2 of the 1st round – 2014 FINA World Cup (courtsy of FINA) 

Swimming News & Swimming Photos courtesy of FINA. Featured image: World Cup male point leader Chad le Clos.

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  1. david says:
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    Great main picture
    You know what i’m talking about

  2. Billabong says:
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    :-)

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