The second leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2018 kicked off today in Doha, Qatar with the participation of 131 swimmers from 23 countries competing for three days from 13 to 15 September at the Hamad Aquatic Centre.
The star of the first day was the Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu with her two gold medals in the women’s 400m freestyle and 200m butterfly, and the bronze in the 50m backstroke. Katinka came first in the 400m freestyle with a time of 4:10.02, the second place was for Femke Heemskerk from Netherlands with 4:12.56 and the third was Chanzhen Zhou from China with 4:13.62. The result in the women’s final of the 200m butterfly was Hosszu in first with a time of 2:09.26; her compatriot Zsuzsanna Jakabos came second with 2:10.34 and the South African swimmer Carina Brand came third with 2:35.58.
In the final of the women’s 50m backstroke, Kira Toussaint from Netherlands came first with a time of 28.01, the second was her teammate Ranomi Kromowidjojo with 28.49 and the third was Hosszu with 28.57.
In the final of the men’s 200m backstroke, the Australian swimmer Mitchell Larkin won the gold with a time of 1:57.45. Manuel Martos Bacarizo from Spain came second with 2:02.52 and David Verraszto from Hungary finished third with 2:07.08.
So all the hungarian swimmers started with 5 medals on the first day in Doha!