As we approach the second cluster of meets in the 2016 World Cup Series, FINA has released a video with highlights from Moscow, the final stop of the first cluster of meets.
In Moscow, we saw South Africa’s Chad Le Clos come within tenths of the World Record in both the 50 and 200 fly. In the 50, his 22.06 was less than 3 tenths shy of the 21.80 Stefan Diebler swam to set the World Record in 2009. In the 200, he clocked a 1:49.10 to miss his own World Record (1:48.56) by half a second.
Another highlight came in the men’s 50 free, where Le Clos and Russian Rocket Vlad Morozov, the current points leader, finished within a tenth of each other.
On the women’s side, Hungary’s Iron Lady, Katinka Hosszu, swam her usual loaded to schedule to pick up 11 total medals. That total included 7 gold, which she collected in the 200 free, 400 free, 800 free, 100 back, 100 IM, 200 IM, and 400 IM.
The next cluster of meets begins in Singapore this week, as swimmers travel to the OBCB Aquatic Centre to race on October 21st and 22nd. We’ll get a chance to see some new faces, including Australian Olympic gold medalist Kyle Chalmers, who’s slated to make his 2016 World Cup debut there.