PR 90 - SWC 2014: Hosszu bags seven gold, local stars shine in Beijing

2014

Lausanne (SUI), October 26, 2014 – Chad Le Clos (RSA) and Katinka Hosszu (HUN) took the spotlight, earning four and seven gold, respectively, at the Beijing leg of the FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup 2014, held from October 24-25.

Among women, top qualifier Hosszu, who swam 14 events over the two days, won the 200m and 800m freestyle, 100m and 200m backstroke, 100m, 200m and 400m IM events, collecting eight medals (7 gold, one bronze). The Hungarian versatile swimmer topped the medal table in Beijing and increased her tremendous lead even more with 757 points in the general standings. Second-placed Inge Dekker (NED, 297 points) won the 50m and 100m freestyle, and the 50m butterfly. Mireia Belmonte (ESP) completes the top-3 with 213 points.

Walking away with four gold, Olympic champion Le Clos remained the dominant force with a total 354 points in the men’s general rankings. Runner-up Daniel Gyurta (HUN, 248 points) took out the 100m and 200m breaststroke. U.S. Thomas Shields is currently third with 225 points. In Beijing, local swimming superstar Sun Yang swept the 400m freestyle gold, touching home in 3:37.10.

The FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup 2014 heads to Tokyo (JPN, October 28-29) and will conclude in Singapore (SIN, November 1-2).