PR81 - Zhao (CHN) sets three WR in Stockholm (SWE)

2009

China’s Jing Zhao established three World Records during the third leg of the 2009 FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup, organised in Stockholm (SWE) on November 10-11. Zhao first improved the women’s 50m backstroke global mark on two occasions (26.08, and then 25.82), and then also set a new WR in the 100m individual medley (58.40).

But Zhao was followed by six other swimmers who collected one WR each, bringing the total to nine global marks in the Swedish capital: among men, Kaio Almeida (BRA) in the 200m butterfly (1:49.11), and Peter Marshall (USA) in the 50m backstroke (22.73); in the women’s field, Felicity Galvez (AUS) in the 100m butterfly (55.46), Jessica Hardy (USA) in the 50m breaststroke (28.96), Zige Liu (CHN) in the 200m butterfly (2:02.50), and Therese Alshammar (SWE) in the 50m butterfly (24.46).

Alshammar’s performance was the most “valuable” mark of the meet (1114 points according to the FINA Points Table).

Moreover, 15 new World Cup records were improved in Stockholm.

Overall, and before the fourth leg of the series, in Berlin (GER, November 14-15), 18 WR and 31 World Cup records were established so far in the 2009 edition of this competition.

Peter Marshall (USA) and Jessica Hardy (USA) continue leading the overall ranking of the 2009 FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup, with respectively 80 and 125 points. Among men, Cameron van der Burgh (RSA) is second with 66, while Roland Schoeman (RSA) is third with 61. In the women’s ranking, Therese Alshammar (SWE) is behind Hardy with 123 points and is followed by Jing Zhao (who made a direct entry into this classification) with 76 points.

Calendar of the FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup 2009:
• October 16-17 in Durban (RSA)
• November 6-7 in Moscow (RUS)
• November 10-11 in Stockholm (SWE)
NEXT MEET: November 14-15 in Berlin (GER)
• November 21-22 in Singapore (SIN)

 

FINA/ARENA SWIMMING WORLD CUP 2009
3rd Meet – November 10-11, 2009 in Stockholm (SWE)

WINNERS

WOMEN (W)
MEN (M)
50m free Therese Alshammar (SWE) 23.75 Fred Bousquet (FRA) 20.64**
100m free Francesca Halsall (GBR) 51.61** Stefan Nystrand (SWE) 45.54**
200m free Coralie Balmy (FRA) 1:53.71 Brent Hayden (CAN) 1:41.65
400m free Coralie Balmy (FRA) 3:57.75 Mads Glaesner (DEN) 3:38.78
800m free (W) Lotte Friis (DEN) 8:07.94** -
1500m free (M) - Federico Colbertaldo (ITA) 14:28.35**
50m backstr. Jing Zhao (CHN) 25.82* Peter Marshall (USA) 22.73*
100m backstr. Shiho Sakai (JPN) 56.42** Peter Marshall (USA) 49.29**
200m backstr. Elizabeth Simmonds (GBR) 2:02.01** Markus Rogan (AUT) 1:47.64
50m breaststr. Jessica Hardy (USA) 29.29 Cameron vd Burgh (RSA) 25.68
100m breaststr. Leisel Jones (AUS) 1:03.74** Cameron vd Burgh (RSA) 56.17**
200m breaststr. Nadja Higl (SRB) 2:18.54 Neil Versfeld (RSA) 2:02.67**
50m butterfly Therese Alshammar (SWE) 24.46* Roland Schoeman (RSA) 22.08**
100m butterfly Felicity Galvez (AUS) 55.46* Kaio Almeida (BRA) 49.44
200m butterfly Zige Liu (CHN) 2:02.50* Kaio Almeida (BRA) 1:49.11*
100m medley Jing Zhao (CHN) 58.40* Gerhard Zandberg (RSA) 51.77
200m medley Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 2:06.44 Darian Townsend (RSA) 1:51.79**
400m medley Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 4:26.40** Joseph Roebuck (GBR) 4:03.29

* World Record
** World Cup Record

Provisional leaders of the World Cup after the 3rd meet:

MEN
Swimmer
Country
Points
1. Peter Marshall
USA
80
2. Cameron ven der Burgh
RSA
66
3. Roland Schoeman
RSA
61
WOMEN
Swimmer
Country
Points
1. Jessica Hardy
USA
125
2. Therese Alshammar
SWE
123
3. Jing Zhao
CHN
76
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