FINA Communication Department

Sweden's swimming ace Sarah Sjostrom has taken the early lead of the FINA/airweave Swiming World Cup 2017 [1] after the first leg, held in Moscow (RUS) from August 2-3.

With three gold medals, as well as two new World Records in the 50m free and 100m free, Sjostrom accumulated 109 points, while last year's Swimming World Cup overall winner Katinka Hosszu (HUN) follows with 57 points. Hosszu also collected three gold medals in Moscow in the 100m back, 100m IM and the 200m IM.

Emily Seebohm of Australia is third, with a gold medal in the 50m back and ties in the ranking with Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED), with both 36 points.

In the men's operations, Chad Le Clos (RSA), Kirill Prigoda (RSA) and Cameron Van der Burgh (RSA) all have 36 points after this first leg in Moscow.

Le Clos pocketed three golds, 200m free and 50m/ 100m fly, while teammate Van der Burgh was the best in the 100m breast. Pridoga took gold in the 200m breast.

Both mixed relay events were won by the Russian team in respectively 1:39.10 for the 4x50m medley and 1:31.39 in the 4x50m free.

The FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2017 resumes on Sunday August 6 in Berlin (GER) for the second leg of the circuit.

Winners in Moscow (RUS)

50m free: Men – Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 20.93; Women – Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) 23.10 WR
100m free: Women – Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) 50.77 WR
200m free: Men – Chad Le Clos (RSA) 1:42.54
400m free: Men – Aleksandr Krasnykh (RUS) 3:38.85; Women – Federica Pellegrini (ITA) 3:57.80
800m free: Women – Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 8:07.10
50m back: Men – Pavel Sankovich (BLR) 23.20; Women – Emily Seebohm (AUS) 26.35
100m back: Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 55.65
200m back: Men – Radoslaw Kawecki (POL) 1:48.96
50m breast: Women – Alia Atkinson (JAM) 29.46
100m breast: Men – Cameron Van der Burgh (RSA) 56.30
200m breast: Men – Kirill Prigoda (RUS) 2:02.16; Women – Rikke Pedersen (DEN) 2:19.84
50m fly: Men - Chad Le Clos (RSA) 22.31
100m fly: Men– Chad Le Clos (RSA) 49.13; Women – Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) 55.70
200m fly: Women – Franziska Hentke (GER) 2:03.43
100m IM: Men - Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 51.04; Women - Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 57.02
200m IM: Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 2:04.76
400m IM: Men – Philip Heintz (GER) 4:04.49

Mixed relay 4x50m medley: Russia 1:39.10
Mixed relay 4x50m free: Russia 1:31.39

2016 World Cup provisional leaders 

Men
1. LE CLOS Chad (RSA) 36
1. PRIGODA Kirill (RUS) 36
1. VAN DER BURGH Cameron (RSA) 36

Women
1. SJÖSTRÖM Sarah (SWE) 109
2. HOSSZU Katinka (HUN) 57
3. SEEBOHM Emily (AUS) 36
3. KROMOWIDJOJO Ranomi (NED) 36

The FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2017 is live streamed on the recently launched FINATv [2] and results are available on FINA website [3] and FINA mobile app [4].