FINA WORLD CUP – BERLIN
- Tuesday, August 30 – Wednesday, August 31, 2016
- Berlin, Germany – Schwimm- und Sprunghalle im Europa-Sportpark
- Short Course – 25 m
- Series Points after Paris
- Current Money Lists through Paris
- Start Lists
- Live stream
- Live results
On day 2 of the 2016 FINA World Cup stop in Berlin, Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu swam her way to 4 gold and 2 bronze medals in a single finals session. The Iron Lady’s first win came in the women’s 100 back, where she posted a 55.60 to beat the field. She then powered her way to 1st place in the 400 free, clocking a 4:02.11, before sweeping today’s IM races with a 57.12 in the 100 and a 4:25.69 in the 400.
In addition to her 4 event wins, Hosszu also brought home a pair of bronzes from her performances in the 50 fly and 100 free. Both of those races were won by Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen, who posted a 24.95 in the 50 and a 51.87 in the 100 to claim double gold tonight.
With Hosszu’s 6 medal finishes, she’s racked up another $7,000 and extended her lead in the overall points standings.
On the men’s side, South Africa’s Chad Le Clos was just off his own World Record in the men’s 100 fly final. Le Clos, the former World Cup Series champ, posted a 48.66 to win the race, just a couple tenths shy of his 48.44 from 2014.
Russia’s Vlad Morozov, the current points leader for the men, picked up another gold tonight with his 20.79 in the 50 free. That win gives Morozov another boost to cement his lead in the overall points standings.
Additional Event Winners:
- After a strong showing in the 400 free yesterday, Great Britain’s James Guy was back at it again with a 1:42.22 to win the men’s 200 free.
- Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson, who stood 2nd in the points total behind Hosszu after the Chartres stop, grabbed another gold with her 1st place finish in the 50 breast, where she clocked a 29.00.
- World Record holders Cameron Van Der Burgh and Mitch Larkin came out on top of their respective events tonight. South Africa’s Van Der Burgh won the 100 breast in 56.56, while Australia’s Larkin was the 200 back champ in 1:48.81.
- A pair of German swimmers added to their win totals from day 1, as Philip Heintz grabbed a men’s 200 IM victory in 1:51.92, and Franziska Hentke topped the women’s 200 fly in 2:04.06. Their teammate, Florian Wellbrock, also earned gold with a 14:35.79 in the men’s 1500 free.
- Japan’s Olympic champ Rie Kaneto raced to gold in the 200 breast, where she hit the wall in 2:16.27.
- Belarusian Pavel Sankovich pushed ahead of a loaded 50 back field, winning the race with a 23.14.
- Russia closed the meet with another relay win, this time in the Mixed 4×50 Free Relay. The team of Kirill Prigoda (21.76), Vlad Morozov (20.32), Daria Ustinova (25.20), and Yuliya Efimova (24.79) combined for a winning time of 1:32.07.