Sarah Sjöström (SWE) and Vladimir Morozov (RUS) are still the leaders after the third leg of the Swimming World Cup competition, held in Eindhoven (NED) from September 28-30. The Swedish star, winner of the series in 2017, concluded the Dutch leg with 54 points and her total ranking is 174 points. 1 World record, 2 World Junior records en 5 World Cup records were broken.
Sarah Sjöström, 2017 champion among women, was in great shape in Eindhoven, winning four races – 100m and 200m free, and the 50m and 100m fly. She collected two silver medals (50 free and 100 IM). In the 100m butterfly, she set a World Cup record in 54.91.
Still among women, the most prolific swimmer of the competition was again Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu, with an impressive 25-medal harvest in three meets, including sixteen gold. The multi-talented swimmer triumphed in the 200m fly, and 100, 200m and 400m IM! On her way tot Budapest she has collected 399 World Cup medals since 2012. Hosszu, winner of the Series between 2012 and 2016, is the second best of the ranking so far, with 126 points.
Third is Yuliya Efimova from Russia with 93points, followed bij Ranomi Kromowidjojo
In the men’s field, Morozov (second of the overall ranking in 2017) won three races in Eindhoven: 50m and 100m free, and 100m IM. For the latter, he got the best performance of the meet, after clocking a new World record of 50.26. He bettered his own record he swam in Berlin 20with 0,04s. Thanks to his 80 points in Eindhoven Morozov passed his compatriot Chupkov.
Morozov is in the lead after the first leg of the second cluster (80 points), followed by Daiya Seto, Japan (54) and Kirill Prigoda, Russia (42).
The versatile Japanese specialist swam two World Cup Records in the 200 (1.51.09) and 400 meter individual medley (3.57.25).
“Hopefully I have more resistance in Budapest,so perhaps a worldrecord is possible”, Seto said after his performance.
Ryan Lochte’s tiptime is 3.55.50 ans has been swum in Dubai 2010.
Prigoda was victorious on the breaststroke. After bronze and gold in the 50 en 100m on sunday he beat Anton Chupkov in the 200 meter: 2.01.59 and 2.01.70! Prigoda took a bronze medail in the 200 IM.
Best performers in Eindhoven:
1. MOROZOV Vladimir (RUS) 2002 points, 50.26, 100m IM
2. SETO Daiya (JPN) 978 points, 3:57.25 400m IM
3. PRIGODA (RUS) 971 2:01.59 200 BREAST
1. WANG Jianjiahe (CHN) 998 points 3:54.63 400 Free
2. SJOSTROM Sarah (SWE) 983 points, 54.91, 100 butterfly
3. EFIMOVA Yulia (RUS) 976 points, 2:15.62, 200m breast