2021 FINA WORLD CUP STOP #2 – BUDAPEST
- Thursday, October 7th – Saturday, October 9th
- Duna Arena, Budapest, Hungary
- SCM (25m)
- Day 1 Start Lists
The second leg of this year’s FINA World Cup is set for Duna Arena in Budapest, with 2021 marking the fourth year in a row the city has hosted an event leg of the annual series.
The field on both the men’s and women’s sides are carrying over from the first stop in Berlin, for the most part, although a notable addition is Hungarian world record holder Kristof Milak.
21-year-old Milak is opting out of his pet event of the 200m fly and instead is entered the 50m/100m/200 free, the 50m back and the 50m/100m fly events.
As we reported, Milak recently changed up his coach after having been with his previous mentor Atilla Selmeci. He is now training under Balázs Virth, coach of world champion Boglarka Kapas and retired Olympic gold medalist Daniel Gyurta.
Last week in Berlin we saw Chalmers and Sates battle to the wall, with 18-year-old Sates ultimately getting the win in a new lifetime best and World Junior Record of 1:40.65. Chalmers was right behind, posting the first sub-1:41 outing of his own prolific career in 1:40.82, a time only .02 off of the Australian national record.
Sates was also a head-turner in the 200m IM, with the University of Georgia-bound teen posting a World Junior Record in that event of 1:51.45.
Of note, Israeli money leader on the women’s side after Berlin, Anastasia Gorbenko, is not entered in this 2nd stop.