In Day 3, Kira Toussaint, 27 (NED) won her third straight title in the women's 200m backstroke beating Michelle Coleman, 27 (SWE) and 32 year old Zsuzsanna Jakabos (HUN). Japan's Daiya Seto won the men's 200m breaststroke beating Arno Kamminga, 26 (NED) by .40 to claim his second gold medal of the evening right after the first success in the in the men's 400m individual medley.
Day 3 Full Results
Matthew Sates and Emma Mckeon retain the leader position in the overall rankings, next week the final and decisive meet in Kazan
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Overall provisional leaders
Matthew Sates is solidly in the lead of the men's rankings ahead of breaststroke ace Arno Kamminga (NED) and freestyle sprinter Kyle Chalmers of Australia. South Africa's rising star has won a total of 13 FINA World Cup swimming medals, 11 of them through the second day of the third edition in Doha.
Emma McKeon, 27 (AUS) was back to her winning ways by clinching her first title in the women's 100m butterfly, bettering Maria Ugolkova (SUI) by 1.11 seconds and teammate Holly Barratt by just shy of 2 seconds. Ugolkova finished third in Berlin and came to Doha with a previous silver earner in Budapest.
Kira Toussaint, 27 (NED) won her third straight title in the women's 200m backstroke beating Michelle Coleman, 27 (SWE) and 32 year old Zsuzsanna Jakabos (HUN). Only the three medallists competed in the race as Madison Wilson withdrew.
Japan's Daiya Seto, the 27 year old FINA world cup record holder in the men's 400m individual medley coasted to a comfortable 14.02 second victory over South Korea's Woomin Kim, 20 and Akos Kalmar, 21 of Hungary. Although he won the Berlin and Budapest editions Sates opted out of this event. Seto's time in Doha, 4:01.97, was .01 faster than Sates 4:01.98 in Berlin, but nowhere close to his fastest time from 2018, 3:57.25 which is the world cup record in the event. Seto's other victories in Doha included the 100m individual medley and the 200m butterfly.
The others winners
Italian swimmer Simona Quadarella, 22 won the women's 800m freestyle in 8:21, 41, winning her first world cup title in this event this season. Collecting the silver medal was South Korea's Dakyung Han, 21 touching 2.65 second back and just ahead of her teammate Jiwon Ryu, 22. It was the first medal for each of the three women in this event. Quadarella finished second in the women's 400m freestyle on the first day of competition in Doha.
Thirty year old Tom Shields made it three in a row by winning the men's 50m butterfly in a time of 22.22, defeating Australia's Kyle Chalmers, 23 by .02 and Hungary's Szbestzian Szabo by a scant. Chalmers raced in this event for the first time, while Szbestzian Szabo finished second to Shields in Berlin and in Budapest. Vladmir Morozov (RUS) who placed third in Budapest finished off the podium and .54 seconds behind the American champion. Shields won the 100m fly on the first day in Doha and finished third in the 200m race yesterday.
Pieter Coetze (RSA) won the men's 100m backstroke in a time of 50.86 shields +.26 ahead of USA's Tom Shields,30. The seventeen year old South African completed his sweep of the discipline having previously won the 50m and 200m events. Shields' time of 50.50 powered the American to his only title in this event this season. Earning the bronze medal was Yakov Toumarkin, 29 (ISR) who finished third in Berlin and second in Budapest.
What an incredible weekend for 17yr old 🇿🇦 Pieter Coetze!— FINA (@fina1908) October 23, 2021
The South African clinched all Gold Medals at stake from the Backstroke events in in Doha. Watch his performance in the 100m! pic.twitter.com/Eqvt7g2V22
Yulia Efimova (RUS) won her first title of the world cup season in the women's 50m breaststroke. The 29 year old Russian cover the two laps in 30.11, slower than the winners of the two previous editions. Efimova was .37 faster than Belgium's Fanny Lecluyse, 29 and .90 ahead of bronze medallist Suyeon Back, 30 (KOR)
Sunwoo Hwang, an 18 year old star from South Korea stole the spotlight of South Africa's teenage sensation Matthew Sates in their battle for gold in the men's 200m freestyle. Hwang's 1:41.17 was just .16 faster that Sates, who was armed with two previous world cup victories and a world junior record.
Sates streak at two was stopped by Hwang, but the South Africa remains the world junior record holder based on his 1:40.65 performance in Berlin three weeks ago. Sates had previously beaten Australian Kyle Chalmers in the Berlin and Budapest editions, but Chalmers opted out of the Doha face off. Danas Rapsys (LTU) earned his second silver of the world cup series in his second fastest swim of the series, 109 seconds behind the South Korean victor.
Maria Ugolkova, 32 (SUI) made it three in a row by winning the women's 200m individual medley in a time of 2:07.21. Zsuzsanna Jakabos, 32 (HUN) swam 2.16 seconds behind. Twenty-year old Katja Fain (SLO) finished in third, 3.37 behind the Swiss winner.