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SWC 2015, Singapore, Day 2: Iron Lady wraps up the FINA Swimming World Cup with a bang

Swimming World Cup

Katinka Hosszu (HUN) gave a stellar performance on Day 2 of the Singapore leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 presented by Yakult. Nicknamed the "Iron Lady" by fans across the world, Hosszu proved why she is a force to be reckoned with at the OCBC Aquatic Centre.

The 26-year-old clinched medals for all five events that she competed in, allowing her to rack up 237 points and remain the overall leader. Hosszu claimed gold in both the women’s 400m Freestyle in 4:12.00 as well as the women’s 400m Individual Medley in 7:37.30.

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SWC 2015, Singapore: FINA/airweave World Cup swimmers unfazed by haze in Singapore

Swimming World Cup

The haze situation has forced organisers of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup Singapore 2015 to cancel two events, but star swimmers like Missy Franklin and Cameron van der Burgh remained unfazed and said they are ready to compete in this weekend’s events at the OCBC Acquatic Centre.

Speaking at a press conference, FINA executive director Cornel Marculescu said the world governing body’s top priority at this weekend’s event is the health of the athletes, officials and spectators.

Thus, the two freestyle events – the men’s 1500m and women’s 800m, have been cancelled.  

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SWC 2015, Beijing, Day 2: Emily Seebohm storms 2nd fastest women's 100m backstroke at World Cup in Beijing

Swimming World Cup

Beijing, September 30 - World champions Emily Seebohm of Australia scored the second fastest time of the year in the women's 100m backstroke at the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 here on Wednesday.

Seebohm, double winner in the 100m and 200m backstroke in the World Championships in Kazan last month, claimed victory in the 100m back in 58.59, which ranked second in the world rankings just behind her own result and was well enough for her world title. Missy Franklin of United States came to fourth after Katinka Hosszu of Hungary and Chen Jie of China.


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SWC 2015, Beijing, Day 1: Li Zhuhao sets new world junior record at FINA World Cup in Beijing

Swimming World Cup

Beijing, Sept. 29 -- The 16-year-old Li Zhuhao of China renewed a world junior record in the men's 50m butterfly as the Chinese swimmers snatched 5 golds at the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 in the National Aquatic Center (Water Cube) here in Beijing on Tuesday.

Li, who broke the world junior record in the 200m butterfly at the Chinese National Swimming Championships in early September in 1:55.92, continued his winning form in the 50m butterfly 23.39, beating the previous world junior record 23.61. Xu Jiayu and Kazan 100m freestyle world champion Ning Zeton came to second and third 23.66 and 24.09,  respectively.


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SWC 2015, Beijing: World champions Ning Zetao, Hosszu, Franklin to show up at World Cup Beijing

Swimming World Cup

Beijing (CHIN), September 28, 2015 - Newly crowned men's 100m freestyle world champion Ning Zetao (CHN) will compete in the 50m butterfly at the two-day FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup at the National Aquatic Center (Water Cube) from Sept. 29-30, together with Hungary's Katinka Hosszu and American star Missy Franklin.
 
Ning, who claimed the men's 100m freestyle title at the FINA World Championships in Kazan and became the first Chinese male to win in this sprint event at the worlds, revealed that he needs to prepare for the Military World Games in early October.


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SWC 2015, Hong Kong, Day 2: Aussie World Championship swimmers rule the pool

Swimming World Cup

A team effort by Australian swimmers at Day 2 of the Hong Kong leg of the 2015 FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup saw five members of the national squad claim five gold medals in competition tonight.

The Japanese team finished their meet with another three gold medals to go with the four they claimed on Day 1, and among the individual performers, Katinka Hosszu (HUN) turned in another stellar performance, claiming a trio of gold medals to go with the five she won on Day 1.



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SWC 2015, Hong Kong, Day 1: Hosszu goes hunting for gold in a near-perfect display

Swimming World Cup

Hong Kong turned on a warm welcome for Katinka Hosszu (HUN) as she returned to the pool where she set new standards last year in claiming a record number of wins in a FINA Swimming World Cup event.

Day 1 of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015 in Hong Kong saw Hosszu in imperious form, claiming five gold medals from six events.

The opening event of Cluster 2 (Hong Kong/Beijing/Singapore) of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2015 began with the blue-ribband Men’s 100m Freestyle which saw Katsumi Nakamura win in a time of 49.48, in a blanket finish across the pool.

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Serbia regains FINA Junior Men’s World Championship

FINA World Junior Water Polo Championships

Almaty, September 12.— Serbia beat reigning champion Italy 13-12 for the gold medal at the FINA Junior Men’s World Water Polo Championships.

Serbia won the bronze medal two years ago and previously won the crown as Serbia two editions ago in Volos in 2011. As Serbia & Montenegro it won in 2003 and 2005. As Yugoslavia it won in Narbonne, France in 1989.

Italy won in Szombathely, Hungary two years ago and had previously won in 1999 and 1993.

In the bronze-medal encounter, Hungary proved the better penalty-shooting team heading off Greece in sudden death 13-12. Hungary won the championship in 2007 and 1995 and Greece was a previous winner, having won in Istanbul, Turkey in 2001.

In the classification for fifth, Spain beat Montenegro 14-9 and Croatia took seventh with a 14-10 margin over Australia.

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Serbia-Italy gold-medal final at FINA Junior Men’s World Championships

FINA World Junior Water Polo Championships

Almaty, September 11.— Serbia will play Italy for the gold medal on the ninth day of the FINA Junior Men’s World Water Polo Championships.

Serbia pounced on Greece for a 16-8 victory and Italy held out Hungary 12-10 to set up the enticing finale.

In the round 5-8 semifinals, Spain defeated Croatia 12-7 and Montenegro came from an early deficit to beat Australia 15-9.

In the classification matches where teams gained their final positions and depart the tournament, Iran beat South Africa 15-11 for 17th; China beat Uzbekistan 23-22 for 15th in a penalty shootout after the match was tied at 19-19; Japan downed Canada 27-12 for 13th; Netherlands headed off Mexico 19-9 for 11th and Kazakhstan struck out Egypt 18-10 for ninth.

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Greece-Serbia and Hungary-Italy semifinals at FINA Junior Men’s World Championship

FINA World Junior Water Polo Championships

 Almaty, September 10.— Greece will play Serbia and Hungary will face Italy in Friday’s competition following day-seven action of the FINA Junior Men’s World Water Polo Championships.

Greece won a spiteful and controversy-ridden quarterfinal clash with Croatia in which the red card was more dominant than anything else. Croatia scuttled its chances by having three leading players and the coach sidelined early on and more mayhem prevailed in the final quarter as the match descended into a farce.

Greece won the match 13-12, but the result was not declared until an hour later. See full report for details.

Hungary beat Montenegro 15-12 in the second quarterfinal and Serbia downed Spain 15-11. In the final match of the evening on a long day of action and controversy, Italy defeated Australia 20-9.

 In the round of 9-12 semifinals, Kazakhstan beat Mexico 18-11 and Egypt toppled Netherlands in another controversy-filled encounter (See match details for full report).

The first two matches of the day were for the round of 13-18 semifinals in which Japan smashed Uzbekistan 20-6 and Canada tipped out China 14-13.

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