Swimming: Le Clos, Hosszu continue World Cup gold rush in Singapore
- Updated: November 7, 2013
November 7, 2013: South African Chad Le Clos and Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu continued their gold rush in this year’s FINA Swimming World Cup when they each bagged five golds at the sixth stop of the series in Singapore, which finished on Wednesday.
Le Clos, 21, bettered his own world record in the 200m butterfly on the opening night (1:48.56) for the meet’s best result (1,015 points) and also won gold in the 50m and 100m butterfly, 200m freestyle and 200m individual medley (IM) during the two-day competition. Vladimir Morozov of Russia and American Eugene Godsoe each won three golds.
Le Clos, who leads the men’s series, now has 17 golds to his name for an overall tally of 25 medals, while women’s leader Hosszu maintains her ‘golden girl’ status with 43 medals, 25 of them gold.
The ‘Iron lady’ from Hungary continued her dominance in the medley events, winning the 100m, 200m and 400m races, ensuring she claimed six straight wins over the 200m and 400m IM in the series. Hosszu, 24, also won the 100m backstroke and 100m butterfly.
Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson took out both the 50m and 100m breaststroke events and her winning time of 28.94 over the short distance earned the meet’s top score among women with 985 points.
Claiming their first World Cup series wins in Singapore were 100m world champion Cate Campbell of Australia (50m and 100m freestyle), Franziska Hentke of Germany (200m butterfly), Thomas Fraser-Holmes of Australia (400m IM) and Eugene Godsoe of the USA (50m, 100m and 200m backstroke).
The Australian quartet of Robert Hurley, Christian Sprenger, Alicia Coutts and Cate Campbell set the world record in the mixed 4x50m medley relay during the heats (1:39.08) before improving their own mark in the finals with a time of 1:38.02.
Local hope Tao Li picked up silver in the women’s 50m butterfly, her seventh medal in the series so far. A record 281 swimmers (162 men and 119 women) took part in Singapore, which was hosting a leg of the World Cup for a seventh time.
The final legs of the World Cup will be held in Tokyo from November 9-10 and Beijing from November 13-14.
FINA Swimming World Cup 2013 – Leg 6, Singapore
Event Men Women
50m free Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 20.78 Cate Campbell (AUS) 23.85
100m free Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 45.67 Cate Campbell (AUS) 51.67
200m free Chad Le Clos (RSA) 1:42.29 Emma McKeon (AUS) 1:52.40
400m free Robert Hurley (AUS) 3:38.68 Lauren Boyle (NZL) 4:00.78
800m free – Lauren Boyle (NZL) 8:10.80
1500m free Myles Brown (RSA) 14:56.94 -
50m back Eugene Godsoe (USA) 23.12 Emily Seebohm (AUS) 26.70
100m back Eugene Godsoe (USA) 50.21 Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 57.04
200m back Eugene Godsoe (USA) 1:50.56 Daryna Zevina (UKR) 2:02.32
50m breast Roland Schoeman (RSA) 25.68 Alia Atkinson (JAM) 28.94
100m breast Daniel Gyurta (HUN) 57.31 Alia Atkinson (JAM) 1:03.48
200m breast Daniel Gyurta (HUN) 2:02.62 Iuliia Efimova (RUS) 2:18.33
50m fly Chad Le Clos (RSA) 22.24 Sarah Sjoestroem (SWE) 25.34
100m fly Chad Le Clos (RSA) 50.04 Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 56.58
200m fly Chad Le Clos (RSA) 1:48.56 * ** Franziska Hentke (GER) 2:04.42
100m IM Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 51.36 Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 58.29
200m IM Chad Le Clos (RSA) 1:53.36 Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 2:05.33
400m IM Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS) 4:01.98 Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 4:27.60
Mixed 4x50m free Brazil, 1:31.20
Mixed 4x50m medley Australia, 1:38.02* **
FINA Swimming World Cup 2013 – Overall ranking
Men : 1. Chad LE CLOS (RSA) – 436 points; 2. Vladimir MOROZOV (RUS) – 303 points; 3. Robert HURLEY (AUS) – 216 points
Women : 1. Katinka HOSSZU (HUN) – 675 points; 2. Alia ATKINSON (JAM) – 228 points; 3. Mireia BELMONTE (ESP) – 214 points