SWC 2015, Singapore, Day 2: Iron Lady wraps up the FINA Swimming World Cup with a bang
Katinka Hosszu (HUN) gave a stellar performance on Day 2 of the Singapore leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 presented by Yakult. Nicknamed the "Iron Lady" by fans across the world, Hosszu proved why she is a force to be reckoned with at the OCBC Aquatic Centre.
The 26-year-old clinched medals for all five events that she competed in, allowing her to rack up 237 points and remain the overall leader. Hosszu claimed gold in both the women’s 400m Freestyle in 4:12.00 as well as the women’s 400m Individual Medley in 7:37.30.
SWC 2015, Singapore: FINA/airweave World Cup swimmers unfazed by haze in Singapore
The haze situation has forced organisers of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup Singapore 2015 to cancel two events, but star swimmers like Missy Franklin and Cameron van der Burgh remained unfazed and said they are ready to compete in this weekend’s events at the OCBC Acquatic Centre.
Speaking at a press conference, FINA executive director Cornel Marculescu said the world governing body’s top priority at this weekend’s event is the health of the athletes, officials and spectators.
Thus, the two freestyle events – the men’s 1500m and women’s 800m, have been cancelled.
SWC 2015, Beijing, Day 2: Emily Seebohm storms 2nd fastest women's 100m backstroke at World Cup in Beijing
Beijing, September 30 - World champions Emily Seebohm of Australia scored the second fastest time of the year in the women's 100m backstroke at the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 here on Wednesday.
Seebohm, double winner in the 100m and 200m backstroke in the World Championships in Kazan last month, claimed victory in the 100m back in 58.59, which ranked second in the world rankings just behind her own result and was well enough for her world title. Missy Franklin of United States came to fourth after Katinka Hosszu of Hungary and Chen Jie of China.
SWC 2015, Beijing, Day 1: Li Zhuhao sets new world junior record at FINA World Cup in Beijing
Beijing, Sept. 29 -- The 16-year-old Li Zhuhao of China renewed a world junior record in the men's 50m butterfly as the Chinese swimmers snatched 5 golds at the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 in the National Aquatic Center (Water Cube) here in Beijing on Tuesday.
Li, who broke the world junior record in the 200m butterfly at the Chinese National Swimming Championships in early September in 1:55.92, continued his winning form in the 50m butterfly 23.39, beating the previous world junior record 23.61. Xu Jiayu and Kazan 100m freestyle world champion Ning Zeton came to second and third 23.66 and 24.09, respectively.
SWC 2015, Beijing: World champions Ning Zetao, Hosszu, Franklin to show up at World Cup Beijing
Beijing (CHIN), September 28, 2015 - Newly crowned men's 100m freestyle world champion Ning Zetao (CHN) will compete in the 50m butterfly at the two-day FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup at the National Aquatic Center (Water Cube) from Sept. 29-30, together with Hungary's Katinka Hosszu and American star Missy Franklin.
Ning, who claimed the men's 100m freestyle title at the FINA World Championships in Kazan and became the first Chinese male to win in this sprint event at the worlds, revealed that he needs to prepare for the Military World Games in early October.
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