Ranomi Kromowidjojo Vladimir Morozov, and Daiya Seto upset the streaks of McKeon, Chalmers and Sates. Yuliya Efimova clinched a Gold Medal in the 200m Breaststroke. Kira Toussaint , Tom Shields and Arno Kamminga continue their winning ways;
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South Africa's leading man, 18 year old Matthew Sates won his second consecutive title in this event in a time of 3:38.64, just .24 ahead of Danas Rapsys (LTU). Rapsys won this event in Berlin bettering Sates by more than 2 seconds, but Sates edged out his rival by .37 in their second race in Budapest. Estonia's Kregor Zirk (EST) finished in third.
Daiya Seto (JPN) swam the fastest time of the world cup series, to beat South Africa's Sates in the men's 100 individual medley. The 27 year old Japanese swimmer's victory prevented Sates from winning his third consecutive title. Sates time of 51.74, was .18 behind the winner, but was his fastest time in the three world cup events.
50m Freestyle events
In one of the most closely followed races of the World Cup series, Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) swam the season's best time and stopped Emma McKeon (AUS) from her third title in the women's 50m freestyle. The winner's time of 23.46 was a slim .08 ahead of the Australian Olympic gold medallist McKeon. Australia teammate Madison Wilson collected her second medal of tonight's finals session finishing .44 behind the Dutch champion.
The men's 50m contest would not disappoint anyone, except perhaps the 7 men who finished just a fingernail behind the new champion. Russia's Vladimir Morozov, the 29 year sprint freestyler won in the World Cup series fastest time, 20.89, just .13 ahead of Australia's Kyle Chalmers. Morozov, who tied for third in the same event in Berlin and earned silver, .07 behind Chalmers in Budapest, was in exceptional form in Doha.
European rivals, Zsuzsanna Jakabos (HUN) and Maria Ugolkova (SUI), both 32 years old battled for the crown in the 200m butterfly. The Hungarian got her hand on the wall a scant .24 of a second ahead of her Swiss rival. Katja Fain (SLO) completed the European sweep of the event finishing 3.67 behind Jakabos's time of 2:06.23. Just two weeks ago it was Ugolkova (SUI) who stopped the touchpad .08 ahead of Jakabos (HUN). Fain (SLO) previously collected a bronze medal in the first edition in Berlin.
American butterfly ace Tom Shields, 30, beat two younger rivals in the men's 100m butterfly to remain unbeaten in FINA World Cup swimming competition. Shields' 49.76 time in Doha was his slowest of the season; the American swam his fastest time, 48.67 in Berlin.
Hungary's Szebasztian Szabo finished just .46 behind the Shields, and comfortably ahead of Louis Croenen (BEL). Szabo's fastest time this season was also in Berlin, 50.08 where he picked up the bronze medal; another bronze was earned in his home country two weeks ago.
Kira Toussaint (NED) won her third consecutive title in the women's 50m backstroke in 25.93 beating Holly Barratt (AUS) by .54 and beating Annika Bruhn (GER) by more than 2 seconds.
A second South African champion and another teenager, Pieter Coetze won the men's 200m backstroke stopping the clock at 1:52.09 ahead of Yakov Toumarkin and Juho Lee (KOR) who tied for second, .89 behind the new champion in this event. The 29 year old Israeli swimmer finished second in Berlin and third in the Budapest edition.
Yuliya Efimova (RUS) posted a 2:22.19 time to win the 200m women's breaststroke, beating silver medalist Emily Visagie (RSA) by 1.01 seconds. Finishing in third was Korea's Suyeon Back 30. Another minor medal for South Africa upgrading from the bronze medal received in Budapest.
Twenty-five year old Dutchman Arno Kamminga won his third consecutive championship final in the men's 100m breaststroke. His winning time of 56.35, was a scant .28 ahead of Fabian Schwingenschlogl (GER). Finishing third, more than a second behind Kamminga was Anton Chupkov (RUS) who returned from retirement for FINA World Cup racing. Kamminga has finished ahead of the 30 year old Schwingenschlogl in all three legs of the World Cup this season, their closest margin was .11 in Berlin.
In the women's 100m individual medley Swiss swimmer Maria Ugolkova beat Sweden's Michele Coleman and Belgium's Fanny Lecluyse. The winning time, 58.82 was .36 ahead of the silver medallist. Ugolkova and Coleman swam to a one-two finish two weeks ago in Budapest.
In the Women 400m Final, Australian teammates Madison Wilson and Leah Neale finished first and third leaving the second spot for Simona Quadarella (ITA). Neale picked up her second bronze medal in this event following her trip to the podium in Budapest.