PR 78 - SWC 2013: 25m-pool action resumes in Moscow (RUS)
Lausanne (SUI), October 11, 2013 – Moscow (RUS) will welcome the international swimming elite for the third leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2013 from October 12-13. The Russian capital, together with Dubai (UAE, October 17-18) and Doha (QAT, October 20-21), constitute the second cluster of the Series.
A total USD 306’000 is on offer for cluster no.2 and will be distributed to the six highest-ranked swimmers among men and women (USD 153'000 for each category), as well as for cluster no.3. At the end of the Series, the men's and women's World Cup winner will receive USD 100'000 in prize money, the second-placed USD 50'000 and third-placed USD 30'000.
Among men, Olympic champion Chad Le Clos (RSA) currently leads the overall rankings with 128 points. In Moscow, all eyes will be on local hope Vladimir Morozov, second so far with 87 points. Hungary’s Daniel Gyurta completes the top-3 with 84 points.
2012 World Cup winner Katinka Hosszu (HUN) tops the women’s general standings with an outstanding 282 points. Spain's Mireia Belmonte is runner-up with 97 points while Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) is third with 86 points.
The FINA Swimming World Cup can be followed through live streaming of finals on FINAtv.
Full calendar of FINA Swimming World Cup 2013:
August 7-8: Eindhoven (NED)
August 10-11: Berlin (GER)
October 12-13: Moscow (RUS)
October 17-18: Dubai (UAE)
October 20-21: Doha (QAT)
November 5-6: Singapore (SIN)
November 9-10: Tokyo (JPN)
November 13-14: Beijing (CHN)