FINA World Cup Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Tuesday, October 4 to Wednesday, October 5
- Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai
- Prelims 10.00 AM, Finals 7.30 PM, local time
- Point Standings After Cluster 1
- Money Lists After Cluster 1
- Entry Lists
- Live Stream (FINA TV)
The second and last day of the FINA World Cup in Dubai kicked off at 10 am with morning prelims.
Jeanette Ottesen (DEN) touched in 53,99 in the 100m freeystyle for the #1 seed for finals. Britany Elmslie (AUS) will be in the second seed tonight in 54,18.
Top seed in the 50m breaststroke is Alia Atkinson (Jam) in 29,48 ahead of Yuliya Efimova (RUS) in 30,33. Breeja Larson set the third fastest time in the morning heats in 30,98, Katie Meili finished with the fifth fastest time (31,26).
Top-seeded in the men’s 100m breast is Xiang Li (CHN), he finished in 59,08, second fastest into the final is Japan’s Daiya Seto in 59,14.
The top seed in the men’s 100m butterfly is Germany’s Philip Heintz who hit the wall in a time of 51,60. The next-fastest swim in the morning heats came from Japan’s Takeshi Kawamoto in 51,76. Heintz scratched tonight’s final because he wants to focus on the 200 IM. Josh Prenot took a spot in the final in 51,93,
Miguel Ortiz-Canavate (ESP) took the top spot for the men’s 50m backstroke final with a 23,72 ahead of Takeshi Kawamoto (JPN) in 23,75.
Katinka Hosszu touched in 2:04,87 in the 200m butterfly the #1 seed for finals. Madeline Groves (AUS) will be in the second seed tonight in 2:11,05. Hosszu now sits on 4th place in the world rankings. If you watch Katinka Hosszu swimming her mammoth program, it can be seen that she and her trainer work specifically on details and probably set some race tasks: For example, her time in the 200m butterfly was very good for a morning prelims swim and she also stayed long under water with effective dolphin kicks.
Daiya Seto (JPN) finished with the top time this morning in the 200m IM in 2:00,70. Omar Garcia Pinzon (COL) took the second spot for the final in 2:01,11. Josh Prenot made it into the final with a time of 2:02,62.
Vladimir Morozov (RUS) set himself up as the #1 seed for the men’s 50m freestyle final, he clocked a 21,51. South Africa’s Bradley Tandy will be in the second seed in 21,66.
Top-seeded in the women’s 100m IM is Katinka Hosszu (HUN) she finished in 59,56 ahead of Russia’s Yuliya Efimova in 59,95. Katie Meilie took the 4th spot for tonight’s final in 1.01,69, also Breeja Larson will join the 100m IM final (1:03,26).
Stanislav Donetc (RUS) touched in 1:59,41 in the 200m backstroke for the #1 seed for finals. Oliver Cameron (CLB) will be in the second seed tonight in 2:00,65 . The 20-year old South African Trains in Dubai at the Hamilton Aquatics – the local swim club.
Katie Meili will participate in the 50m freestyle, butterfly and breaststroke and the 100m IM finals, Breeja Larson is set to swim in the finals of the 50m freestyle, breaststroke, 100m IM and 200m breaststroke (swum without prelims because of less entries).
FINA World Cup Schedule 2016
August 26-27 – Chartres (FRA)Doha (QAT)
August 30-31 – Berlin (GER) -September 1 – Dubai (UAE)
September 03-04 – Moscow (RUS)
September 30 – October 1 – Beijing (CHN)
October 4-5– Dubai (UAE)
October 8-9 – Doha (QAT)
October 21-22 – Singapore (SIN)
October 25-26 – Tokyo (JPN)
October 29-30 – Hong Kong (HKG)