PR 83 - SWC 2013: Cluster 2, Le Clos (RSA) and Hosszu (HUN) increase lead


Lausanne (SUI), October 22, 2013 – The second cluster (Moscow, Dubai, Doha) of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2013 successfully concluded on October 21 with Chad Le Clos (RSA) and Katinka Hosszu (HUN) still ahead with an imposing lead. After five stops (out of eight), Le Clos bagged six gold (11 medals in total) while Hosszu captured 20 gold for an overall 36 medal tally.

In Doha, France set a new World record in the mixed 4x50m freestyle and medley relays, in respective times of 1:31.14 and 1:39.54. American Thomas Shields had the top performance of the meet in the 100m butterfly, clocking 48.80 for a total 980 points. Among women, Katinka Hosszu earned 979 points for her swift effort in the 200m individual medley (2:05.45).

After each cluster, prize money is distributed to the top-6 swimmers. Cluster 2 offers USD 153'000 for men and USD 153'000 for women. The results of the second cluster are as follows:

1. Chad Le Clos (RSA) 204 pts USD 50'000
2. Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 153 pts USD 35'000
3. Kenneth To (AUS) 144 pts USD 30'000
4. Robert Hurley (AUS) 135 pts USD 20'000
5. Thomas Shields (USA) 129 pts USD 10'000
6. Roland Schoeman (RSA) 90 pts  USD 8'000

1. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 297 pts USD 50'000
2. Daryna Zevina (UKR) 135 pts USD 35'000
3. Alia Atkinson (JAM) 117 pts USD 30'000
4. Yuliya Efimova (RUS) 102 pts USD 20'000
5. Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 90 pts USD 10'000
6. Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) 80 pts USD 8'000

The World Cup now heads to Asia with the third and last cluster: Singapore (SIN, November 5-6), Tokyo (JPN, November 9-10) and Beijing (CHN, November 13-14).

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World Cup #5 Doha (QAT) Winners Table:

50m free Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 21.03 Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) 23.69
100m free Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 45.94 Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) 52.29
200m free Pawel Korzeniowski (POL) 1:44.00 Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 1:53.53
400m free Robert Hurley (AUS) 3:39.59 Melani Costa (ESP) 3:59.88
800m free (W)


Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 8:14.18
1500m free (M) Myles Brown (RSA) 14:36.19


50m backstroke Jeremy Stravius (FRA) 22.99 Aleksandra Urbanczyk (POL) 26.49
100m backstroke Thomas Shields (USA) 50.23 Daryna Zevina (UKR) 57.48
200m backstroke Radoslaw Kawecki (POL) 1:48.93 Daryna Zevina (UKR) 2:01.17
50m breaststroke Roland Schoeman (RSA) 25.89 Iuliia Efimova (RUS) 29.22
100m breaststroke Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 57.53 Alia Atkinson (JAM) 1:03.38
200m breaststroke Michael Jamieson (GBR) 2:05.93 Kanako Watanabe (JPN) 2:18.90
50m butterfly Roland Schoeman (RSA) 22.30 Jeanette Ottesen (DEN) 25.06
100m butterfly Thomas Shields (USA) 48.80 Jeanette Ottesen (DEN) 56.74
200m butterfly Chad Le Clos (RSA) 1:50.39 Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 2:06.60
100m ind. medley Kenneth To (AUS) 51.19 Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 58.43
200m ind. medley Chad Le Clos (RSA) 1:53.32 Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 2:05.45
400m ind. medley Chad Le Clos (RSA) 4:03.23 Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 4:28.91
Mixed 4x50m free                                      France, 1:31.14* **
Mixed 4x50m medley                                      France, 1:39.54* **

*World Record
**World Cup Record

Provisional leaders of the World Cup after the 5th meet:

Swimmer Country Points
1. Chad Le Clos RSA 332
2. Vladimir Morozov RUS 231
3. Kenneth To AUS 192

Swimmer Country Points
1. Katinka Hosszu HUN 579
2. Mireia Belmonte  ESP 187
3. Alia Atkinson JAM 165

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