Koptelov, van Rouwendaal Triple On Day 2 of 2016 Energy Standard Cup


It was a big day for the Energy Standard Club team on the second and final day of the 2016 Energy Standard Cup, with Evgeny Koptelov‘s and Sharon van Rouwendaal‘s three wins apiece leading a 14-for-18 day as a team.

The Energy Standard team won all but four open events on Sunday, sweeping both 4×100 free relays.

Koptelov swept the 100 and 200 butterfly races individually. In the morning, the Russian swimmer was 1:58.05 to take the 200 fly. He then doubled in the afternoon session, going 51.88 to take the 100 fly (and move up to 15th in the world for the season) and then splitting 49.79 on the meet-closing 4×100 free relay.

The fastest relative split on that relay came on the leadoff leg, where fellow Russian Evgeny Rylov was 49.56. (Andrii Govorov of the Ukraine was 49.28 on the anchor leg, but had the benefit of a flying relay start). Rylov also matched his own junior world record time with a 25.09 in the 50 back, though he’s too old to officially tie the mark.

Also tripling up on wins for Energy Standard was Dutch distance swimmer Sharon van RouwendaalShe won the women’s 800 free in 8:39.23 to close the morning session, then swam a 400 free/4×100 free relay double at night. She won the 400 in 4:12.44 and split 57.69 on the winning relay.

The fastest split of that relay came from Russian youngster Rosalia Nasretdinova, who split 54.96 on the anchor leg.

Energy Standard also got double individual wins from Katinka Hosszu (2:12.31 in the 200 fly, 2:10.14 in the 200 IM) and Mariia Liver (1:09.50 in the 100 breast, 30.91 in the 50 breast).

Italy was the only other nation to win an event at the senior level. Gabriele Detti paired a 15:10.93 win in the 1500 free with a 3:48.53 win in the 400 free.

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8 years ago

So far Katinka has made $80,000 USD not too bad

bobo gigi
8 years ago

Rylov is really a special talent. On backstroke of course but I didn’t know he could swim freestyle very well too.

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