Start Lists Revealed for Moscow World Cup

We’ve been leaking, little-by-little, the names of swimmers who are competing at the second cluster of the FINA World Cup event, but leak no more: the start lists have been released for the first day of competition.

From the entries that we can see on day 1, Tom Shields is the only American we found entered in the first day and of the first leg of the second cluster, though many more will join him in Doha and Qatar. We also don’t know for sure yet who might show up in an event like the 50 free, which isn’t until the second day.

Many of the expected names are going to be at the Moscow stop, though it is expected to be the thinnest of the three between Moscow, Dubai, and Doha. Australia’s Bobby Hurley will be there, and should clean up big points and big money in the backstroke races. Katinka Hosszu will be there and swim another crazy schedule in the 50 back, 200 back, 200 IM, 100 fly, and 200 free . Her Hungarian teammate, and frequent world-wide travel partner, Zsu Jakabos is also entered in a big schedule.

Hosszu’s iron-woman rival, Mireia Belmonte, isn’t on quite as big of a schedule as her opponent. She will swim the 200 IM on the first day, but will sit out the 800 free that she set the World Record in earlier this year in Berlin – a race that could have been easy money with an extremely light field signed up.

Large chunks of the Russian squad, as is expected at these home meets, will also be there. That includes Daria K. UstinovaYulia EfimovaVyatcheslav SinkevichAnna Belousova, and the man who currently sits 3rd in the series standings Vlad Morozov.

Roland Schoeman, who is still one of the world’s best in short course sprints, will be there, and among his entries will be the 50 breaststroke. He’s best known for his work in the 50 free and 50 fly recently, but lest we forget, he’s got one of the fastest 50 SCM breaststrokes in history.

The breaststrokes could be the best races of this meet. On the women’s side, it will feature Alia Atkinson, Swede Rebecca Ejdervik, World Record holder Ruta Meilutyte, Japan’s Kanako Watanabe, Russia’s World Record holder Yulia Efimova

On the men’s side, the races will include Daniel Gyurta, German Hendrik Feldweher, and Vyatcheslav Sinkevich, plus all of these other big names as the races get shorter like Bovell and Schoeman.

The men’s sprints will be great as well, with the likes of short course star Kenneth ToVlad MorozovSteffen DeiblerEvgeny Lagunov, and Japan’s rising sprinters Shinri Shioura and Kenta Ito.

Full start lists (and results) can be seen here, with the key names pulled out below. The meet begins on Saturday, October 12th.

Sarah Sjostrom – Sweden
Daryna Zevina – Ukraine
Evelyn Verraszto – Hungary
Daniel Gyurta – Hungary
Katinka Hosszu – Hungary
Zsu Jakabos – Hungary
Gergo Kis – Hungary
David Verraszto – Hungary
Ekaterina Andreeva – Russia
Vyatcheslav Sinkevich – Russia
Vlad Morozov – Russia
Yulia Efimova – Russia
Andrey Grechin – Russia
Artem Lobuzov – Russia
Rozaliya Nasretdinova – Russia
Veronika Popova – Russia
Hendrik Feldwehr – Germany
Theresa Michalak – Germany
Steffen Deibler – Germany
Dortohea Brandt – Germany
Roland Schoeman – South Africa
Myles Brown – South Africa
Chad le Clos – South Africa
George Bovell – Trinidad & Tobago
Rebecca Ejdervik – Sweden
Louise Hansson – Sweden
Sophie Allen – Great Britain
Ben Proud – Great Britain
Kenneth To – Australia
Bobby Hurley – Australia
Ashley Delaney – Australia
Kenta Ito – Japan
Kanako Watanabe – Japan
Shinri Shioura – Japan
Ruta Meilutyte – Lithuania
Alia Atkinson – Jamaica
Inge Dekker – Netherlands
Joost Reijns – Netherlands
Maud van der Meer – Netherlands
Konrad Czerniak – Poland
Pawel Korzeniowski – Poland
Melanie Costa – Spain
Mireia Belmonte – Spain
Henrique Rodrigues – Brazil
Tom Shields – USA

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