Seto Grabs Double Gold On Day 1 Of FINA World Cup In Doha


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.


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James m
6 years ago

Swiming is a well non Sport in the World today profesional of its on

6 years ago

Out of topic but you know if David Nolan will continue swimming? I think he could be quite successful and useful for the relays at the incoming SC worlds in Windsor

Reply to  Mike
6 years ago

I’m sure he will. Fast swimmers often have trouble leaving the sport

6 years ago

These world cup updates give me the post-olympic blues

Reply to  Markster
6 years ago

Only 4 more years!

Reply to  Markster
6 years ago

yeah , i can still feel a little of that blues in myself too – specially that i can’t find a decent complete races of the 2 men’s relays yet …

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