Previews & Recaps
As if Australian stalwart Emily Seebohm hasn’t made enough of a mark on her nation’s swimming history, the 25-year-old Olympic medalist cruised to a new record in the women’s 200m IM on day 1 of the FINA World Cup Singapore.
Russia’s Kirill Prigoda took home a hard-earned 200m breaststroke victory on the final session of the final stop of the 2017 FINA World Cup Series.
In the final stop of this year’s World Cup Series, Japanese Olympian Daiya Seto made his mark in what was once his ‘off’ event of the 200m breaststroke, taking silver in a new Japanese national record setting-time of 2:01.30.
While competing on day 2 of the final stop of this year’s World Cup Series, Chinese teen Li Zhuhao fired off a new World Junior Record in the 100m butterfly.
Wrapping up 2 wins on day 2 in Singapore, Chad Le Clos earned a record-breaking 4th overall World Cup Series title.
Watch Michael Andrew’s 51.65 100 IM World Junior Record from Singapore.
With final cluster and series bonuses factored in, Sarah Sjostrom leads all earners on the 2017 World cup with $371,700. Chad le Clos takes home $328,100.
Sarah Sjostrom won her first-ever FINA World Cup title by a wide margin, while Chad le Clos outlasted Vladimir Morozov to win his fourth overall title.
FINA will be limiting the number of races each swimmer will be able to enter per stop this year. The change will have a major effect on Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu’s event schedule, after she entered nearly every race at nearly every stop last year.