Aquatics: Le Clos, Hosszu extend World Cup leads in Tokyo, Hagino sets record
- Updated: November 11, 2013
November 11, 2013: South Africa’s Chad Le Clos and Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu reinforced their lead in the FINA Swimming World Cup series after impressive performances at the seventh leg in in Tokyo, Japan.
Le Clos had three wins – men’s 50m and 200m butterfly, and 400m individual medley (IM) – and Hosszu established the most valuable performance of the day, clocking 2:04.52 in the women’s 200m IM (1001 points). Furthermore, the meet produced four new world records and three World Cup records.
On Saturday, Hungary’s Daniel Gyurta established a new World Cup record in the men’s 200m breaststroke, getting the gold in 2:01.30. The Magyar swimmer improved his own mark set in August in Berlin, Germany, during the second leg of the series, where he had swum the distance in 2:01.37.
The second World Cup record of the session was obtained by Australia’s Alicia Coutts in the women’s 100m butterfly, who clocked 55.30 to beat the 55.46 mark set by her compatriot Felicity Galvez in Stockholm in November 2009.
Australia continued to shine by improving the world record in the mixed 4 x 50m medley relay to 1:37.84, edging the previous best of 1:38.02 set also by the Australians in the previous World Cup leg in Singapore just days earlier.
On Sunday, Yulia Efimova clocked 28.71 in the 50m breaststroke, the Russian bettering the previous world record of 28.80 set by American Jessica Hardy in November 2009.
The remaining two world records were established by Australia in the mixed 4 x 50m free relay, first setting a new best mark of 1:31.13 in the heats and then further improving it to 1:29.61 in the final.
Kosuke Hagino made the day for the Japanese fans with a new World Cup record in the men’s 200m IM, touching in 1:51.50, faster than the time recorded (1:51.55) by South Africa’s Darian Townsend in November 2009.
Almost at the end of the meet, Hosszu and Coutts shared the best performance of the meet, after their joint win in the 100m IM – 57.53, worth 1010 FINA Points.
The FINA Swimming World Cup will conclude with the final leg in Beijing, China, on November 13-14.
FINA Swimming World Cup 2013 (7th Meet) – Tokyo, Japan; November 9-10
Event Men’s champion; Women’s champion
50m free Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 20.72; Cate Campbell (AUS) 23.47
100m free Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 45.65; Cate Campbell (AUS) 51.31
200m free Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS) 1:42.56; Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 1:53.12
400m free Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS) 3:38.39; Lauren Boyle (NZL) 3:57.68
800m free (w) Lauren Boyle (NZL) 8:06.15
1500m free (m) Kosuke Hagino (JPN) 14:32.88 -
50m back Eugene Godsoe (USA) 23.07; Etiene Medeiros (BRA) 26.61
100m back Eugene Godsoe (USA) 49.87; Daryna Zevina (UKR) 56.87
200m back Masaki Kaneko (JPN) 1:49.76; Daryna Zevina (UKR) 2:01.70
50m breast Roland Schoeman (RSA) 26.12; Yulia Efimova (RUS) 28.71*
100m breast Christian Sprenger (AUS) 57.14; Alia Atkinson (JAM) 1:02.99
200m breast Daniel Gyurta (HUN) 2:01.30**; Yulia Efimova (RUS) 2:17.37
50m butterfly Chad Le Clos (RSA) 22.26; Sarah Sjoestroem (SWE) 24.91
100m butterfly Chad Le Clos (RSA) 49.01; Alicia Coutts (AUS) 55.30**
200m butterfly Chad Le Clos (RSA) 1:50.33; Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 2:04.03
100m IM Kosuke Hagino (JPN) 51.58; Katinka Hosszu (HUN) & Alicia Coutts (AUS) 57.53
200m IM Kosuke Hagino (JPN) 1:51.50**; Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 2:04.52
400m IM Chad Le Clos (RSA) 3:59.23; Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 4:25.97
Mixed 4x50m free Australia 1:29.61*
Mixed 4x50m medley Australia 1:37.84*
* World record
** World Cup record