Day 1 of the Beijing World Cup saw a pair of swimmers break national records in their home country in back-to-back events. Lu also broke the Asian record in her 100 fly.
Hungarian Katinka Hosszu has resumed her winning ways with an early National Record in the 800 free in Beijing.
Above, Ranomi Kromowidjojo swims at the Doha stop of the 2013 World Cup, which will lead off this year’s series.
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Tom Shields is swimming his usual 100 back/50 fly on day 1 of the Beijing World Cup stop.
Kenneth To of Swimming Australia has changed his plans, and will focus on school instead of swimming the Asian leg of the 2013 World Cup Series.
World Championships gold medalists Christian Sprenger and Cate Campbell will be part of a 15 person contingent of Australians that…
World Championships silver medalist Vladimir Morozov join two women, Yuliya Efimova and Sarah Sjostrom, who brought home gold in Barcelona…
After the U.S. Junior National Championships, many swimmers (including Caeleb Dressel) are now eligible for an all-expenses paid trip to Asia for a pair of stops on the World Cup series. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
The 2013 FINA World Cup series starts just after the World Championships, and ends in November in Beijing, China. (Credit: CobbleCC)
It now seems more-than-likely that it would take World Record swims to catch Katinka for the $100,000 grand prize. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Chad le Clos became a (very wealthy) star in the 2011 World Cup Series.