Hosszu and Le Clos reinforce lead after Moscow (RUS)


Lausanne (SUI), October 6, 2014
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Hosszu and Le Clos reinforce lead after Moscow (RUS)
Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu continued to impress in the fourth leg of the FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup, organised in Moscow (RUS) on October 4-5, 2014. In the Russian capital, the Magyar swimmer added seven gold medals to her impressive roll of honour, winning the 200m free, 100m and 200m backstroke, 200m butterfly, and 100m, 200m and 400m individual medley. She was also the best female performer of the meet, thanks to her successful 2:02.05 effort in the 200m backstroke. 

The closest challenger of Hosszu in Moscow was Inge Dekker (NED), who got four victories: 50m and 100m free, and 50m and 100m butterfly. Mireia Belmonte, from Spain, remained solid on the longer distances, triumphing in the 400m and 800m free, while Rie Kaneto (JPN) got the gold in the 100m and 200m breaststroke. The remaining two winners in the women’s field were Daryna Zevina (UKR, 50m back) and Jenna Laukkanen (FIN, 50m breast). For their performances in Hong Kong and Moscow, Hosszu, Dekker and Belmonte were naturally the top-3 swimmers of Cluster 2 of the competition.

Among men, Chad Le Clos (RSA) also displayed his great shape, leaving Moscow with six victories: 50m and 100m free, 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly, and 200m individual medley. Other swimmers with multiple gold medals include Australia’s Thomas Fraser-Holmes (200m and 400m free, 400m individual medley), Germany’s Christian Diener (50m, 100m and 200m backstroke), and Hungary’s Daniel Gyurta (100m and 200m breaststroke - in the latter, with the best male performance, touching home in 2:01.88). Sergiy Frolov (UKR, 1500m free), Marco Koch (GER, 50m breast), and Tom Shields (USA, 100m individual medley) completed the list of gold medallists in Moscow. Le Clos, Shields and Koch were the first three ranked swimmers at the conclusion of Cluster 2. 

The FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup 2014 will now proceed to the final three meets of the series, in Beijing (CHN, October 24-25) Tokyo (JPN, October 28-29) and Singapore (SIN, November 1-2).

Winners in Moscow (RUS):

50m free: Men – Chad Le Clos (RSA), 21.33; Women – Inge Dekker (NED), 24.05
100m free: Men – Chad Le Clos (RSA), 46.60; Women – Inge Dekker (NED), 52.83
200m free: Men – Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS), 1:42.98; Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 1:53.18
400m free: Men – Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS), 3:40.59; Women – Mireia Belmonte (ESP), 4:01.54
800m free: Women – Mireia Belmonte (ESP), 8:12.12
1500m free: Men – Sergiy Frolov (UKR), 14:38.21
50m back: Men – Christian Diener (GER), 23.44; Women – Daryna Zevina (UKR), 26.33
100m back: Men – Christian Diener (GER), 50.31; Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 56.63
200m back: Men – Christian Diener (GER), 1:50.96; Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2:02.05
50m breast: Men – Marco Koch (GER), 26.52; Women – Jenna Laukkanen (FIN), 30.83
100m breast: Men – Daniel Gyurta (HUN), 57.20; Women – Rie Kaneto (JPN), 1:05.66
200m breast: Men – Daniel Gyurta (HUN), 2:01.88; Women – Rie Kaneto (JPN), 2:19.29
50m fly: Men – Chad Le Clos (RSA), 22.08; Women – Inge Dekker (NED), 25.31
100m fly: Men – Chad Le Clos (RSA), 48.99; Women – Inge Dekker (NED), 56.08
200m fly: Men – Chad Le Clos (RSA), 1:49.73; Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2:02.99
100m IM: Men – Tom Shields (USA), 53.53; Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 58.93
200m IM: Men – Chad Le Clos (RSA), 1:52.72; Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2:05.81
400m IM: Men – Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS), 4:02.31; Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 4:25.33
4x50m free mixed: Russia, 1:32.75
4x50m medley mixed: Russia, 1:41.26

Top-3 in Moscow:

1. Chad Le Clos (RSA) – 90 pts
2. Tom Shields (USA) – 57 pts
3. Daniel Gyurta (HUN) – 57 pts

1. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) – 126 pts
2. Inge Dekker (NED) – 66 pts
3. Mireia Belmonte – 51 pts

CLUSTER 2 Ranking

1. Chad Le Clos (RSA) – 162 pts
2. Tom Shields (USA) – 138 pts
3. Marco Koch (GER) – 93 pts 
4. Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS) – 93 pts
5. Daniel Gyurta (HUN) – 84 pts 
6. Christian Diener (GER) – 60 pts 

1. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) – 288 pts 
2. Inge Dekker (NED) – 126 pts 
3. Mireia Belmonte (ESP) – 96 pts 
4. Daryna Zevina (UKR) – 66 pts 
5. Evelyn Verraszto (HUN) – 66 pts 
6. Rie Kaneto (JPN) – 60 pts 

OVERALL top-3 after leg 4 (out of 7):

1. Chad Le Clos (RSA) – 282 pts
2. Tom Shields (USA) – 225 pts
3. Daniel Gyurta (HUN) – 200 pts

1. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) – 643 pts
2. Inge Dekker (NED) – 252 pts
3. Mireia Belmonte (ESP) – 180 pts