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PR 65 - Hosszu still strong, Donets shines in Moscow

Lausanne (SUI), October 19, 2012 – The squad from the host federation clinched four titles during the fourth leg of the FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup, organised in Moscow (RUS) from October 17-18. Stanislav Donets was the fastest in the men’s 50m and 100m backstroke, with respective times of 23.31 and 49.74, and scoring the best performance of the meet in the latter event (952 points). Team mate Evgeny Korotyshkin took out the men’s 100m butterfly in 50.56 while Elena Sokolova touched first in the women’s 400m freestyle in a time of 4:04.83.

Daiya Seto (JPN) bagged three more gold medals (men’s 1500m freestyle, 200m and 400m IM). Fabio Scozzoli (ITA) touched first in the men’s 50m and 100m breaststroke, clocking 26.51 and 58.32, respectively.

Thanks to her wins in the women’s 200m freestyle (1:55.46), 200m butterfly (2:05.77), 100m IM (59.69), 200m IM (2:08.28) and 400m IM (4:30.14), Katinka Hosszu (HUN) lifted her overall gold tally to 25; with her two silvers and three bronze, she totals 30 medals. Hosszu was the best female performer with her winning time in the 200m IM (916 points).

Britta Steffen (GER), Rachel Goh (AUS) and Rie Kaneto (JPN) were double gold medallists in respectively the 50m and 100m freestyle; 50m and 100m backstroke; and 100m and 200m breaststroke.