FINA WORLD CUP DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
- Saturday, October 8th-Sunday, October 9th
- Hamad Aquatic Center, Doha
- Prelims 10.00 AM, Finals 7.30 PM, local time
- Point Standings After Cluster 1
- Money Lists After Cluster 1
- Live Stream (FINA TV)
Russia’s Vlad Morozov continued to add to his gold medal haul on the first day of the 2016 FINA World Cup stop in Doha. Morozov and Chad Le Clos, who currently sit 1st and 2nd respectively in the overall points rankings, got things started with a close battle in the 100 free. They were separated by just 2 tenths at the wall, but it was Morozov who got there first in 45.77 to Le Clos’ 46.00.
Morozov picked up a second win later in the session, coming from behind to get to the wall in 51.75 ahead of Germany’s Philip Heintz (52.27). Le Clos also came home with a gold today, winning the 50 fly in 22.36.
Japanese Olympic medalist Daiya Seto had a successful triple today, picking up a total of 3 medals. Seto came up with a win in the 200 fly despite a late charge from Le Clos. They were separated by hundredths at the finish, with Seto clocking a winning time of 1:49.84. Seto also picked up a gold in the 400 IM (4:02.39) and a silver in the 200 breast behind Marco Koch (2:02.13).
As expected, Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu won the most individual medals of the session, taking gold in 4 races and silver in 2 races. Hosszu showed off her freestyle range today, winning the 200 free in 1:53.29 and the 800 free in 8:27.58.
She also won the 200 IM (2:05.77) and 50 back (26.38), but she wasn’t able to sweep the backstroke races today, with Daryna Zevina winning that race in 2:01.25 to Hosszu’s 2:01.48.
Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen added 2 more golds to her total, first holding off a late charge from Hosszu to win the 100 fly in 55.93. She then went on to win the 50 free, where she clocked the only sub-24 of the field with her 23.84.
Additional Event Winners:
- Brazilian breaststroke specialist Felipe Lima brought home gold in the 50 breast with a winning time of 26.14.
- The women’s 100 breast saw a familiar group of women battling for the win. This time it was Alia Atkinson (1:03.18) taking the win over Yuliya Efimova and Katie Meili.
- South Africa’s Myles Brown put his distance free skills on display, breaking 3:40 to take the 400 free win in 3:39.78.
- Aussie Bobby Hurley continued his streak of wins in the backstrokes with a 50.20 in today’s 100 back final.