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Le Clos in good heart and Kromowidjojo in good voice at Hong Kong leg

Overall series leader Chad le Clos and Dutch flying machine Ranomi Kromowidjojo have enjoyed differing fortunes in the run-up to the Hong Kong leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup.

While the South African has been getting stuck into training with Commonwealth Games trials looming, Kromowidjojo — who finished the European cluster joint third in the women's standings with 122 points — has been in hospital for an operation.

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Record-breaking Belmonte and Sjostrom shine on the Eindhoven stage

Mireia Belmonte (ESP) shattered the 400m IM world record on her way to a third gold from three swims, while Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) lowered her own 200m free mark — her second world record of the meet — as the Eindhoven leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup drew to a close on Saturday.

Previous 400m IM record holder Katinka Hosszu (HUN) set a strong pace in the first half of the race, and touched just ahead of the Spaniard at halfway, 0.53 inside the world record split.

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SWC Eindhoven rocks as Sjostrom smashes 100m free record again

Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) smashed her own world record in the 100m free, on the opening night of the FINA/airweave World Cup in Eindhoven, on Friday.

The Swede clocked 50.58 secs, lowering her previous best — set only last week in Moscow — by 0.19 at a packed and raucous Pieter van den Hoogenband Stadium.

Home crowd-favourite Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) was second in 51.19, with Cate Campbell (AUS) third. 

Accompanied by a light show, pumping beats and a lively crowd, Eindhoven was certainly rocking.

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Dutch delight as Kromowidjojo targets Tokyo ahead of Eindhoven SWC challenge

Dutch fans got the news they wanted to hear on Thursday when Ranomi Kromowidjojo said she would continue swimming until Tokyo 2020.

Kromowidjojo made the announcement at the press conference for the Eindhoven leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup.

“I said I would continue until the World Championships in Budapest, and after that I would decide whether to keep swimming, but I knew before Budapest that I would,” she said.

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SWC 2017,Berlin, Day 2: Another two World Records

Katinka Hosszu from Hungary and the Dutch Ranomi Kromowidjo set the highlights on the second day of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2017 on August 6-7 in the “Schwimm- und Sporthalle am Europapark” (SSE) in Berlin.

Both set new world records.

First the “Iron Lady” from Budapest broke her own best time in the 100m IM. Then Kromowidjojocame back as the former world record holder with a 22.93 in the 50m freestyle.  

In the overall ranking Sjostrom is leading. The five-time World Cup winner Hosszu is second for the moment.

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SWC 2017: Sarah Sjostrom with two victories in Berlin on Day 1

Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom, the Hungarian “Iron Lady” Katinka Hosszu and the Russians Vladimir Morosov and Kirill Prigoda have been the outstanding competitors at the second leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup on August 6-7 at the “Schwimm- und Sporthalle am Europapark” (SSE) in Berlin. Sjostrom won the 200m freestyle (1:51.56) and the 50m butterfly (24.57). Hosszu beat her own world cup record in the 400m individual medley (4:19.82).

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SWC 2017: Sarah Sjostrom is expecting more world records in Berlin

After the opening with two world records by the Swedish Sarah Sjostrom in 50m freestyle in 23.10 seconds and the 100m freestyle in 50.77 seconds in the Russian capital Moscow the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup stops in Berlin for the second leg of the first cluster. The final leg of the first cluster will be next weekend in Eindhoven (August 10-11). Altogether competitors from 37 FINA member federations have entered for the event. Including for example the Cook-Islands as one of the exotic countries in swimming.


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