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2018 FINA Swimming World Cup – Eindhoven, Finales Day 1

The third leg of the Swimming World Cup in Eindhoven had an explosive start with a World Junior Record by Wang Jianjiahe, followed by a Vladimir Morozov and his World Record in 100m IM.

Not to be entirely lost on the night was the fact that double Olympic champion from 2012 Ranomi Kromowidjojo produced a new National Record in the women’s short course meters….backstroke? And in the same flow she won the 50m freestyle. Katinka Hosszu won two distances.

The highlights

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29Sep2018

10 World Record holders and 13 Olympic champions eager to compete in Eindhoven

The 2018 edition of the FINA Swimming World Cup continues Friday September 28 in Eindhoven (NED), with the third leg of the series taking place until Sunday September 30 in the Pieter van den Hoogenband Swimming Stadium. This long course accommodation has been transformed in a magnificent short course pool and there is room for 3500 spectators. It's because of the atmosphere the swimmers love Eindhoven and are eager to compete.

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Eindhoven, Netherlands
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28Sep2018

SWC 2018, Doha, Day 3: Tireless Hosszu (HUN) collects 12 medals!

The second leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2018 concluded today at the Hamad Aquatic Centre in Doha (QAT). The event witnessed five new world cup records, two of them by the Swedish swimmer Sarah Sjostrom, who participated in five races and got five gold medals! Katinka Hosszu, from Hungary, was the star in the Qatari capital, by attending 15 finals and winning seven gold, one silver and four bronze. In the last day of the Doha leg, the Russian Yuliya Efimova, the Australian Mitchell Larkin and the American Blake Pieroni, all succeeded to win their third gold medal in the meet. 

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15Sep2018

SWC 2018, Doha, Day 2: Sjostrom and Pieroni set new WCup records

The second day of the Doha (QAT) leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2018 was highlighted by two records of the competition, set by Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom and US swimmer Blake Pieroni. Sjostrom won two gold medals and broke the World Cup record she had set in Kazan last week (25.39) in the final of the women's 50m butterfly with a time of 25.22. Blake Pieroni's new WCup record was in the final of the men's 100m freestyle with a time of 48.11. 

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14Sep2018

SWC 2018, Doha, Day 1: Hosszu shines with two gold and one bronze

The second leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2018 kicked off today in Doha, Qatar with the participation of 131 swimmers from 23 countries competing for three days from 13 to 15 September at the Hamad Aquatic Centre. 

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13Sep2018

Swimming in Qatar: Meet Doha's home team

In a desert country where the average high temperature in summer is 40-41 C (105-106 F), and the swimming facilities are exceptional enough to have attracted the 2014 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) and the FINA World Championships 2023, it would be logical to think that Qatar's national pastime was swimming.

But it's not.

In fact, the team is so small that, for this weekend's World Cup in Doha, its roster was culled from a national talent pool of just 35 boys and men ranging in age from 10 to 17.

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Doha, Qatar
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13Sep2018

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