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PR 77 - SWC 2016: Hosszu (HUN) earns seven gold medals in Moscow (RUS)

Katinka Hosszu, from Hungary, was once more the athlete to watch in the third leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World, organised in Moscow (RUS), on September 3-4, 2016. The Magyar champion won seven races in the women's field, earning gold in the 200m, 400m and 800m free, 100m back, and 100m, 200m and 400m individual medley. Hosszu is the overall winner of the Series since 2012.

Still among women, Jeanette Ottesen, from Denmark, left the Russian capital with four titles, in the 50m and 100m free, and 50m and 100m butterfly. Yulia Efimova, the local star, was the fastest in the three breaststroke events (50m, 100m and 200m).

Vladimir Morozov, also from Russia, was a prolific winner in Moscow, with victories in the 50m and 100m free, and 100m individual medley. Chad Le Clos, from South Africa, also got three gold medals, dominating the butterfly events (50m, 100m and 200m). Three other swimmers got two titles in Russia: James Guy (GBR, 200m and 400m free), Mitch Larkin (AUS, 100m and 200m back) and Cameron van der Burgh (RSA, 50m and 100m breaststroke).

The best performers of this third leg were Le Clos in the 200m butterfly (1:49.10, 985 points), while Efimova scored 974 points for her 100m breaststroke's effort (1:02.91).

Winners in Moscow (RUS):

50m free: Men – Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 20.98; Women – Jeanette Ottesen (DEN) 23.95

100m free: Men – Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 46.36; Women – Jeanette Ottesen (DEN) 51.75
200m free: Men – James Guy (GBR) 1:43.77; Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 1:54.40
400m free: Men – James Guy (GBR) 3:40.70; Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 4:01.20
800m free: Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 8:26.24
1500m free: Men – Poul Zellmann (GER) 14:59.78
50m back: Men – Pavel Sankovich (BLR) 23.13; Women – Daryna Zevina (UKR) 26.25
100m back: Men – Mitch Larkin (AUS) 49.62; Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 56.08
200m back: Men – Mitch Larkin (AUS) 1:48.31; Women – Daryna Zevina (UKR) 2:00.47
50m breast: Men – Cameron Van der Burgh (RSA) 25.88; Women – Yulia Efimova (RUS) 29.19
100m breast: Men – Cameron Van der Burgh (RSA) 56.64; Women – Yulia Efimova (RUS) 1:02.91
200m breast: Men – Marco Koch (GER) 2:01.94; Women – Yulia Efimova (RUS) 2:16.54
50m fly: Men - Chad Le Clos (RSA) 22.06; Women - Jeanette Ottesen (DEN) 25.02
100m fly: Men– Chad Le Clos (RSA) 49.01; Women – Jeanette Ottesen (DEN) 55.80
200m fly: Men – Chad Le Clos (RSA) 1:49.10; Women – Zsuzsanna Jakabos (HUN) 2:06.44
100m IM: Men - Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 51.03; Women - Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 57.76
200m IM: Men – Philip Heintz (GER) 1:52.93; Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 2:05.60
400m IM: Men – Hiromasa Fujimori (JPN) 4:04.04; Women – Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 4:28.32
Mixed relay 4x50m medley: Russia 1:39.67

Mixed relay 4x50m free: Russia 1:32.14

After the Moscow rendezvous, the first cluster of the FINA/airweave is now completed, following the first two meets in Paris-Chartres (FRA) and Berlin (GER). The top-6 of the cluster were:


1. MOROZOV Vladimir (RUS) 226 pts
2. LE CLOS Chad (RSA) 192
3. HEINTZ Philip (GER) 138
4. VAN DER BURGH Cameron (RSA) 102
5. HURLEY Robert (AUS) 99
6. PRIGODA Kirill (RUS) 81


1. HOSSZU Katinka (HUN) 366
2. OTTESEN Jeanette (DEN) 141
3. EFIMOVA Yulia (RUS) 120
4. ZEVINA Daryna (UKR) 120
5. MEILI Katie (USA) 111
6. SEEBOHM Emily (AUS) 105