PR 74 - SWC 2014: Hungary’s Hosszu and Gyurta set WRs in Dubai

2014

Lausanne (SUI), September 1, 2014 – Hungary took the spotlight at the second leg of the FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup 2014 at Dubai’s Hamdan Sports complex (UAE) with Katinka Hosszu and Daniel Gyurta setting new World records.

Ever-impressive Hosszu cleared the previous world mark in the women’s 200m IM, posting a 2:02.13 (1026 points). On day 2 in the heats, she smashed the World record in the women's 100m IM in 56.86, becoming the first woman to go under 57 seconds. In Dubai, Hosszu bagged eight gold and one bronze medal, the biggest tally ever registered at a single World Cup meet.
 
Olympic and world champion Daniel Gyurta (HUN) established a new world mark in the men’s 200m breaststroke, clocking 2:00.48 (1004 points) to beat German Marco Koch by a small margin (2:01.28). Gyurta also triumphed in the men’s 100m breaststroke, posting a swift 57.11 to edge Fabio Scozzoli (ITA, 57.40) and Marco Koch (GER, 57.42).

Alia Atkinson (JAM) took out the women’s 50m and 100m breaststroke events in respective times of 29.12 and 1:03.26 while U.S. Breeja Larson swept the gold in the women’s 200m breaststroke in 2:20.02.

The men’s 200m freestyle featured a close finish between Commonwealth and Pan Pacific champion Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS) and European champion Velimir Stjepanovic (SRB) with the Australian touching first in 1:42.54. Fraser-Holmes also dominated the men’s 400m IM (3:58.68) and 400m freestyle (4:38.22) on Day 1, setting a new meet and continental record in the 400m IM.

Also shining in Dubai was South African Chad Le Clos, clinching four titles: 100m freestyle (46.24), 50m butterfly (22.02), 100m butterfly (48.59) and 200m IM (1:51.56).

Dutch Inge Dekker also claimed four gold in Dubai, sweeping the 50m freestyle (23.95), 100m freestyle (52.01), 50m butterfly (24.59) and 100m butterfly (56.03).

The FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup 2014 will resume in Hong Kong (HKG, September 29-30), then will head to Moscow (RUS, October 4-5), Beijing (CHN, October 24-25), Tokyo (JPN, October 28-29), and Singapore (SIN, November 1-2).
 
Winners in Dubai (UAE):

50m free: Men – Josh Schneider (USA), 21.11; Women – Inge Dekker (NED), 23.95
100m free: Men – Chad Le Clos (RSA), 46.24; Women – Inge Dekker (NED), 52.01
200m free: Men – Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS), 1:42.54; Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 1:52.25
400m free: Men – Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS), 3:38.22; Women – Mireia Belmonte (ESP) 4:02.05
800m free: Women – Mireia Belmonte (ESP), 8:04.88
1500m free: Men – Gergo Kis (HUN), 14:53.06
50m back: Men – Eugene Godsoe (USA), 23.00; Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 26.10
100m back: Men – Christian Diener (GER), 50.10; Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 55.77
200m back: Men – Christian Diener (GER), 1:49.14; Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2:01.17
50m breast: Men – Roland Schoeman (RSA), 26.16; Women – Alia Atkinson (JAM), 29.12
100m breast: Men – Daniel Gyurta (HUN) 57.11; Women – Alia Atkinson (JAM), 1:03.26
200m breast: Men – Daniel Gyurta (HUN), 2:00.48 (World Record); Women – Breeja Larson (USA), 2:20.02
50m fly: Men – Chad Le Clos (RSA), 22.02; Women – Inge Dekker (NED), 24.59
100m fly: Men – Chad Le Clos (RSA), 48.59; Women – Inge Dekker (NED), 56.03
200m fly: Men – Thomas Shields (USA), 1:50.19; Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2:04.68
100m IM: Men – George Bovell (TRI), 51.79; Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 57.75 (World record in the heats, 56.86)
200m IM: Men – Chad Le Clos (RSA) 1:51.56; Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 2:02.13 (World Record)
400m IM: Men – Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS), 3:58.69 (World Cup record); Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 4:22.06
4x50m free mixed: South Africa, 1:34.22
4x50m medley mixed: Austria, 1:46.03

Top-3 in Dubai:

MEN
1. Daniel Gyurta (HUN) – 68 pts
2. Chad Le Clos (RSA) – 66 pts
3. Thomas Shields (USA) – 48 pts

WOMEN
1. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) – 146 pts
2. Inge Dekker (NED) – 66 pts
3. Alia Atkinson (JAM) – 45 pts

Top-6 after CLUSTER 1 (Doha and Dubai) of the FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup 2014:

MEN
1. Chad Le Clos (RSA) – 120 pts
2. Daniel Gyurta (HUN) – 116 pts
3. Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS) – 93 pts
4. Thomas Shields (USA) – 87 pts
5. Marco Koch (GER) – 69 pts
6. Christian Diener (GER) – 63 pts

WOMEN
1. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) – 335 pts
2. Inge Dekker (NED) – 126 pts
3. Alia Atkinson (JAM) – 87 pts
4. Mireia Belmonte (ESP) – 84 pts
5. Marieke D’Cruz Guehrer (AUS) – 69 pts
6. Breeja Larson (USA) – 60 pts