We did the math: Sarah Sjostrom appears set to run away with the title on the women’s side under FINA’s evaluation formula, while a tight men’s battle should go to Adam Peaty over Caeleb Dressel by virtue of Peaty’s two world record swims in the 50 breast, barring a few uncertainties in the scoring formula.
The 6th stop of the 2017 FINA/HOSA Marathon Swim World Cup concluded in dramatic fashion, as video replay had to be used to determine the winners in both the men’s and women’s 10k races.
Chad le Clos and Katinka Hosszu each won $50,000 bonuses in Cluster 2 to join Sarah Sjostrom with six figures of prize money earnings so far.
The second cluster of the World Cup was a nailbiter on the women’s side, with Katinka Hosszu eking out a win by just 3 points over Sarah Sjostrom. That 3-point margin translates to a $15,000 difference in cluster bonuses.
“I think I have a really great opportunity to be a part of open water,” says two-time Olympic silver medalist from Rio, Jazz Carlin.
Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu claimed a trio of victories on night 2 in Doha, taking the 100m back, 100m IM and 400m IM.
Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu warmed up this morning and will tackle the 100m back, 100m IM and the 400m IM tonight in Doha.
15-year-old Wang Jianjiahe of China established the first short course World Junior Record in the women’s 800m freestyle with her victory in Doha tonight.
Swedish superstar Sarah Sjostrom further distanced herself from the overall FINA World Cup series field with 3 big wins in Doha on night 1.
Vlad Morozov was just one of the high-profile athletes in the water this morning getting some racing in before finals tonight in Doha.
Tom Shields took the men’s 200m fly win in Hong Kong, but Le Clos will be looking to take back the gold this week in Doha.
2017 FINA WORLD CUP – HONG KONG Saturday, September 30th & Sunday, October 1st Victoria Park Swimming Pool, Hong Kong…
The men’s point race couldn’t have been closer at the Hong Kong World Cup, with Tom Shields and Chad le Clos tying at 75 points apiece.
With the Dubai stop taken off this year’s World Cup schedule, Katinka Hosszu made the most of being able to race in 6 individual events in Hong Kong.
The second and final day of the Hong Kong stop of the 2017 FINA World Cub series began with prelims at 9 a.m. local time Sunday morning.