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
The second stop of the 2016 FINA World Cup tour is upon us, kicking off today in Berlin, Germany.
After the tour’s opening Paris stop, Vlad Morozov and Katinka Hosszu lead the points and money lists. Morozov broke the first world record of the series in the 100 IM in Paris. Alia Atkinson, who is second in women’s points, tied a world record in the 100m breast.
- Katinka Hosszu – 129
- Alia Atkinson – 76
- T-3 Daryna Zevina – 45
- T-3 Jeanette Ottesen – 45
- Emily Seebohm – 33
- Vladimir Morozov – 86
- Chad le Clos – 60
- Philip Heintz – 54
- Cameron van der Burgh – 48
- Three-way tie – 27
The morning session at the World Cup Berlin 2016 started at 10 am in the fast Berlin pool where Missy Franklin set her first world record at the Word Cup Series 2011 in the 200 m backstroke (SC). In 2011, also Michael Phelps showed up at the Berlin World Cup – very much to the delight of the German audience.
Katinka Hosszu is set to swim 15 events (100/200/400/800 free, 50/100/200 back, 50/200 breast, 50/100/200 fly, 100/200/400 IM) – that includes entries into every single event except the 50 free and 100 breast. Katinka thinks that her exhausting racing schedule helps her to swim the world records in the IM events – for her racing at the World Cup series is a chance to practice with some of the best swimmers in the world.
Asked at yesterday’s press conference in Berlin “why she swims such grueling competition schedules” she smiled and asked back: “Why not?”
17 year-old Michael Andrew took the top seed this morning in the 100m IM in 53,33 ahead of Germany’s Dominik Franke in 53,90. Also in the 100m IM final are: Mitchell Larkin (AUS), Vladimir Morozov (RUS), Philip Heintz (GER), Andrey Zhilkin (RUS), Hiromasa Fujimori (JPN) and Sebastian Steffan (AUT).
Andrii Govorov touched in 47,62 in the 100m freeystyle the #1 seed for finals. Vladimir Morozov will be in the second seed tonight in 47,71, he set the fastest SC time in 2016 with a 45,57 at the World Cup in Chartres last weekend. Michael Andrew clocked a 48,89 – that is 8th place.
Katinka Hosszu (HUN) set herself up as the #1 seed for the women’s 200 m freestyle final, she clocked a 1:58,16. Hannah Miley (GBR) will be in the second seed tonight (1:53,34).
The top seed in the women’s 100m breaststroke is Alia Atkinson who hit the wall in a time of 1:04,79. The next-fastest swim in the morning heats came from USA’s Katie Meili in 1:05,09. Breeja Larson came in with the 5th fastest time in 1:06,40.
World record holder Katinka Hosszu touched in 2:09,69 in the 200m IM the #1 seed for finals. Lisa Zaiser (AUT) will be in the second seed tonight in 2:09,69.
Jeanette Ottesen (DEN) finished with the top time this morning in the 50m freestyle in 24,32. Madeline Groves took the second spot for the final in 25,85. Katie Meili came in with the fourth fastest time in 24,90.
In tonight’s men’s 200m breaststroke final, Germany’s World Champion Marco Koch is the top seed (2:07,18). Koch pulled out of the Chartres World Cup because of an acute infection, afterwards he visited the doctor of the German National Swim Team in Hamburg for an examination and did everything to get back into the pool to compete in Berlin in front of the German home crowd and his family. Kirill Prigoda (RUS) came in with the second fastest time in 2:07,58.
Top-seeded in the men’s 50m fly is Andrii Govorov (UKR) he finished in 22,29 ahead of Great Britain’s Benjamin Proud in 22,84.
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)