FINA SWC2019: Katinka Hosszu wins her third gold in Kazan

FINA SWC2019: Katinka Hosszu wins her third gold in Kazan

November 4, 2019 - 21:16
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The sixth leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup in Kazan has come to an end. The last gold medal winners were Australian swimmer Cate Campbell, Lithuanian swimmer Danas Rapsys, Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu, and the Russian team became the best in the relay.

In the women's 100m freestyle, gold ws taken by Australian swimmer, two-time Olympic champion, four-time world champion Cate Campbell.

Her result is 52.76. “It was a wonderful swim. I'm very tired. I didn’t think that I could swim so fast. When you compete with such fast rivals, you have to swim faster than them,” said the athlete.

The second result was shown by Swedish swimmer Michelle Coleman (53.04). “I am happy, it was a wonderful swim. I was nervous and stressed. It is a strong feeling, you have to compete against Russian and Australian girls. Cate Campbell is constantly motivating me to swim faster and faster. I will meet with her again and will compete at the next leg of the World Cup in Doha,” said Michelle Coleman.

Australian swimmer, Olympic champion, and five-time world champion Bronte Campbell (53.08) became the bronze medallist.

In the men's 200m freestyle, the best result (1:46.32) was shown by Lithuanian swimmer Danas Rapsys. Russian swimmer Mikhail Vekovishchev earned silver (1:46.61).

Another Russian, a student of the Volga Academy of Physical Culture and Sport, Alexander Krasnykh (1:47.96), became the bronze medallist. He admitted that he was not satisfied with his performance, according to him, he might be able to perform better at the Russian Short Course Championships, which start on November 5.

AIn the women's 200m medley event, Hungarian swimmer, three-time Olympic champion, and multiple European and world champion Katinka Hosszu won gold medal. Her result is 2:09.50.

Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown won silver (2:13.04). She said that she was pleased with her performance and the results. Kaylee McKeown plans to take part in the final leg of the Swimming World Cup in Doha. “This is my first time in Kazan, it’s wonderful here. I’ve never seen snow before, so I was glad to see a snowy day,” the athlete added.

The third place was taken by Hungarian athlete Zsuzsanna Jakabos (2:13.24).

In the 4х100m medley relay, the Russian team placed first (3:44.38). The second place went to the Korean team (3:47.92), the third – to the Australian team (3:50.15).

“It's always good to compete at home. This is a big advantage for Russian swimming, especially for young people to start off at the FINA Swimming World Cup leg held here, in Kazan. This is an international event that will contribute to the progress,” said swimmer Anton Chupkov, who represented the Russian team.

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