Josh Prenot in 3 finals at 2016 Fina World Cup, Dubai

FINA World Cup Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The second stop of the second 2016 FINA World Cup cluster tour is upon us, kicking off today in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Katinka Hosszu and Vlad Morozov lead the points and money lists overall and also in the second cluster.

Top 10 In Cluster 2

Athletes in the top 6 – in line for the cluster bonuses – are listed in bold.Women:

Rank Name Cluster 2
1 Katinka Hosszu 117
2 Jeanette Ottesen 57
3 Alia Atkinson 54
4 Rie Kaneto 36
5 Yulia Efimova 24
5 Katie Meili 24
7 Daryna Zevina 21
7 Zhu Menghui 21
9 Zsuzsanna Jakabos 18
9 Hou Yawen 18
9 Lu Ying 18


Rank Name Cluster 2
1 Vlad Morozov 81
2 Chad le Clos 54
3 Daiya Seto 36
4 Xu Jiayu 33
4 Myles Brown 33
4 Wang Shun 33
7 Philip Heintz 30
7 Bobby Hurley 30
9 Pavel Sankovich 27
10 Felipe Lima 21

USA’s Josh Prenot touched 4th in the 200m breaststroke in 2:12,23, 7th in the 50m butterfly in 23,51 and he also will start in the 400m IM final – this final tonight will be swum as the “fastest heat”, without prelims this morning.

Pieter Timmers (Belgium) clocked a 48,32 100m freeystyle and is the #1 seed for finals. Vladimir Morozov will be in the second seed tonight in 48,49, he set the fastest SC time in 2016 with a 45,57 at the World Cup in Chartres which took place immediately after the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Katinka Hosszu (HUN) set herself up as the #1 seed for the women’s 200 m freestyle final, she clocked a 1:59,25. China’s Jiaqui Zhang will be in the second seed tonight (2:03,32). Hosszu was the fastest women so far this year in 1:52,08, set at the FINA World Cup stop in Berlin.

Top seed in the 50m breaststroke is Felipe Lima (BRA) in 26,85 ahead of Tandy Bradley (RSA) in 27,17. 36 year-old Roland Schoeman (RSA) set the third fastest time this morning in this event in 27,18.

The top seed in the women’s 100m breaststroke is Rie Kaneto (JPN) who hit the wall in a time of 1:05,95. The next-fastest swim in the morning heats came from USA’s Katie Meili in 1:06,09. Breeja Larson came in with the 3rd fastest time in 1:06,16. Hosszu scratched the 100m breaststroke – the Iron Lady has entered all women’s events, but with only 2 heats in the 100m breaststroke, she preferred to swim the 100m butterfly.

Top-seeded in the women’s 100m fly is Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen, she finished in 58,40, second fastest into the final is Katinka Hosszu in 58,54.

Bobby Hurley (AUS) set the fastest time in the men’s 100m backstroke in 51,88, followed by Takeshi Kawamoto in 52,18.

Daryna Zevina (UKR) took the top spot for the women’s 50m backstroke final with a 26,82 ahead of Katinka Hosszu (HUN) in 26,53.

World record holder Katinka Hosszu touched in 2:12,27 in the 200m IM the #1 seed for finals. Zsuzsanna Jakabos will be in the second seed tonight in 2:15,08.

Myles Brown (RSA) took the top spot for the men’s 400m Freestyle final with a 3:51,25 ahead of Great Britain’s James Guy in 3:54,71.

Jeanette Ottesen (DEN)  finished with the top time this morning in the 50m freestyle in 24,91. Natalia Lovtvoca (RUS) took the second spot for the final in 224,91. Katie Meili came in with the third fastest time in 25,25, Breeja Larson made it into the final in 26,23 .

FINA World Cup 2016 at Hamdan Sports Center, Dubai, UAE

FINA World Cup 2016 at Hamdan Sports Center, Dubai, UAE

In tonight’s men’s 200m breaststroke final, Germany’s World Champion Marco Koch is the top seed (2:07,54). China’s Boyu Wang came in with the second fastest time in 2:11,78.

Daryna Zevina set herself up as the #1 seed for the women’s 200 m backstroke final, she clocked a 2:05,56. Katinka Hosszu will be in the second seed in 2:06,93.

Philip Heintz (GER) took the top seed this morning in the 100m IM in 53,54 ahead of Pavel Sankovich (BLR) in 53,83.

Top-seeded in the men’s 50m fly is Chad Le Clos (RSA), he finished in 22,82 ahead of Roland Schoeman in 23,07.





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