Kamis, 07 November 2013

SWIMMING WORLD CUP 2013 : Chad le clos (RSA) shines again in singapore

Chad Le Clos
AKUATIK. South African Chad Le Clos and Hungary's Katinka Hosszu, the current leaders of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2013, continued their gold rush - each bagging five gold - at the sixth stop of the Series (and first of Cluster no.3), held in Singapore from November 5-6.

Le Clos has now 17 golds to his name for an overall tally of 25 medals while Hosszu maintains her "golden girl" status with 43 medals, 25 of them gold. Le Clos also registered the meet's top score (1015 points) with a record-breaking victory in the 200m fly (1:48.56). Alia Atkinson from Jamaica was the best performer among women with a swift 28.94 in the 50m breast (985 points). Among those producing fine performances in Singapore were:

Vladimir Morozov (RUS): 3 gold (50m and 100m free, 100m IM), 1 silver (100m breast)
Daniel Gyurta (HUN): 2 gold (100m and 200m breast)
Robert Hurley (AUS): 1 gold (400m free), 2 silver (100m, 200m back), 1 bronze (200m free)
Eugene Godsoe (USA): 3 gold (50m, 100m and 200m back)
Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS): 1 gold (400m IM), 3 silver (200m free, 400m free, 200m IM)
Alia Atkinson (JAM): 2 gold (50m and 100m breast), 1 bronze (100m IM)
Lauren Boyle (NZL): 2 gold (400m and 800m free)
Cate Campbell (AUS): 2 gold (50m and 100m free)
Sarah Sjoestrom (SWE): 1 gold (50m fly), 1 silver (100m free), 2 bronze (200m free and 100m fly)
Emma McKeon (AUS): 1 gold (200m free), 2 bronze (100m free and 50m fly)
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 the Singapore leg. Singapore hosted the World Cup for the seventh time.
Provisional leaders of the overall ranking:

1. LE CLOS Chad (RSA) - 436 points
2. MOROZOV Vladimir (RUS) - 303 points
3. HURLEY Robert (AUS) - 216 points

1. HOSSZU Katinka (HUN) - 675 points
2. ATKINSON Alia (JAM) - 228 points
3. BELMONTE Mireia (ESP) - 214 points

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