PR 88 - SWC 2015: Hosszu (HUN) and Van Der Burgh (RSA) remain provisional rankings leaders after Singapore

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Lausanne (SUI), October 4, 2015 - Hungary's "Iron Lady" Katinka Hosszu and Cameron Van Der Burgh of South Africa remain the provisional overall leaders of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 circuit. At the fifth meet of the event in Singapore (SIN) on October 3-4, Hosszu kept consistent by winning the longest events, the 400m free and medley. These two wins largely contributed to her 45 points collected in Singapore, the best among women in front of Emily Seebohm (AUS, 36 points) and Zsuzsanna Jakabos (HUN, 30 points).

Van Der Burgh topped the 100m breast and totalled 36 points in Singapore. Kevin Cordes (USA) and
Masato Sakai (JPN) followed him, in this order,

Australia pocketed four gold medals on Day 2 while Japanese men stepped three times on the first step of the podium with Katsumi Nakamura winning the 50m free, Shirai Yuki the 200m back and Masato Sakai the 100m fly. Hungary also took three golds with Hosszu and Jakabos.

Jeanette Ottesen (DEN) collected her ninth total World Cup gold in the 50m fly. In this year's circuit, she won this event in  Moscow, Hong Kong and Beijing.

Points in Singapore were only recorded on Day 2 as Day 1 finals had to be cancelled due to the high level of haze measured in the swimming complex. As FINA stated in a release yesterday, the world governing body's top priority being the athletes, officials and spectators health, only the heats took place on October 3.

All results can be found here

The sixth meet of the 2015 FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup will take place in Tokyo (JPN) on October 28-29, opening the third and last cluster of this yearly circuit.

Winners in Singapore (SIN):

50m free: Men - Katsumi Nakamura (JPN) 22.47€“; Women €“ - cancelled
100m free: Men - cancelled ; Women -€“ Cate Campbell (AUS) 53.09
200m free: Men - Daniel Smith (AUS) 1:48.15; Women -€“ cancelled
400m free: Men - cancelled; Women -“ Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 4:12.00
50m back: Men - Ashley Delaney (AUS) 25.30; Women - cancelled
100m back: Men -€“ cancelled; Women -€“ Emily Seebohm (AUS) 58.72
200m back: Men - Shirai  Yuki (JPN) 1:57.96; Women -€“ cancelled
50m breast: Men - cancelled; Women -€“ Alia Atkinson (JAM) 30.74
100m breast: Men - Cameron Van Der Burgh (RSA) 59.38; Women -€“ cancelled
200m breast: Men - cancelled; Women -€“ Micah Lawrence (USA) 2:25.89
50m fly: Men - cancelled; Women - Jeanette Ottesen (DEN) 25.84
100m fly: Men - Masato Sakai (JPN) 53.53; Women -€“ cancelled
200m fly: Men - cancelled; Women -€“ Zsusanna Jakabos (HUN) 2:08.65
200m IM: Men - Semen Makovich (RUS) 2:01.76; Women -€“ cancelled
400m IM: Men - cancelled; Women -“ Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 4:37.30

The top-3 athletes with more points in Singapore were (points on Day 2 only):

Men
1. Cameron Van Der Burgh (RSA) 36 points
2. Kevin Cordes (USA) 27 points
3. Masato Sakai (JPN) 21 points

Women
1. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 45 points
2. Emily Seebohm (AUS) 36 points
3. Zsuzsanna Jakabos (HUN) 30 points

Cluster #2 winners

Men
1. Cameron Van Der Burgh (RSA) 141 points
2. Masato Sakai (JPN) 105 points
3. Ashley Delaney (AUS) 72 points

Women
1. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 240 points
2. Emily Seebohm (AUS) 150 points
3. Zsuzsanna Jakabos (HUN) 108 points

Overall leaders of the SWC 2015 so far:


Men
1. Cameron Van Der Burgh (RSA) 237 points
2. Masato Sakai (JPN) 105 points
3. Ashley Delaney (AUS) 105

Women
1. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 402 points
2. Emily Seebohm (AUS) 261 points
3. Zsuzsanna Jakabos (HUN) 141 points

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