Two world records have Sarah Sjostrom leading the women’s points, while Chad le Clos, Cameron van der Burgh and Kirill Prigoda are tied for the men’s lead one meet into the 9-meet circuit.
American Tom Shields didn’t race this morning’s heats of the men’s 50m butterfly in Moscow, but he’ll appear in the event tonight due to his being a medalist.
Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden cracked a new World Record, while Katinka Hosszu collected 3 medals of her own to kick-off the 2017 FINA World Cup Series.
Sarah Sjostrom continues her world record-setting onslaught.
With so many great swims over the course of the meet, we’ve narrowed it down to the top 15 performers overall.
McKeon’s six medals are the most ever for any Australian woman in a single World Championships
Katinka Hosszu of Hungary is already on her way to Moscow after concluding a successful 2017 FINA World Championships.
Yesterday, Mr. Barelli answered some questions we had regarding Hosszu’s call for a pro swimmers’ union and weighed in on the consequences of the World Cup rules changes.
“Medalists will show up out of shape and waste a finals spot, or in “deep training” and do the same. It will not work out well,” Tom Shields says of the new FINA World Cup rule where Olympic and World Championship medalist earn automatic berths into World Cup finals.
FINA announced recently that it would cap the number of events each swimmer could enter at a single World Cup stop at four.
Hear what Cornel Marculescu has to say regarding the World Cup Series changes.
The World Cup superstar and triple Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu has no qualms making her opinions of the new FINA changes known.
FINA will be limiting the number of races each swimmer will be able to enter per stop this year. The change will have a major effect on Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu’s event schedule, after she entered nearly every race at nearly every stop last year.
Check out FINA’s video hyping the 2017 Worlds & World Cup circuit.
Prenot pulled up to take the slight edge in the third 50, and was able to hold off a hard-charging Fink into the finish