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SWC 2018, Kazan, Day 3: First meet records for Chupkov (RUS) and Govorov (UKR) and fourth one for Sjostrom (SWE)

A total of eight World Cup records were set during the first leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup taking place in Kazan (RUS) on September 7-9. In the final day of the competition, the record holders were Anton Chupkov (RUS), Andrii Govorov (UKR) and Sarah Sjostrom (SWE). 

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09Sep2018

SWC 2018, Kazan, Day 2: Morozov (RUS) and Sjostrom (SWE) confirm leading positions

The local star Vladimir Morozov and Swedish swimming queen Sarah Sjostrom proceeded to claim gold and set World Cup records on the second day of the first leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup in Kazan (RUS).

Morozov won the men's 50m back in 24.43 (WCup record), beating once again (after the 50m free on Day 1) junior world champion, 19-year-old Michael Andrew (USA, 24.49). Mitchell Larkin (AUS) was third in 25.35. Morozov also battled it out in the 100m free, touching in 48.26, while another American Blake Pieroni came second in 48.30. Pieter Timmers (BEL) placed third (49.22). 

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08Sep2018

6 little-known facts about the Kazan Aquatics Palace

KAZAN, Russia – From the Aquatics Palace in Kazan, Russia, one can see the past, present, and future.

On one end, perched above the River Kazanka, is the Kazan Kremlin, a fortress and UNESCO World Heritage Site whose foundations go back more than 1,000 years.

In the opposite direction, about 300 meters away, is the Kazan Arena, which was packed with football fans two months ago to witness six FIFA World Cup games, including the upsets that eliminated Argentina and Brazil.

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08Sep2018

SWC 2018, Kazan, Day 1: Sjostrom (SWE) and Morozov (RUS) set World Cup records

The top swimmers didn’t disappoint on day 1 of the inaugural leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup taking place in the Kazan (RUS) Aquatics Palace in a 50m-pool. Two World Cup records were beaten in the evening session.

Last year’s winner of the overall ranking, Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) triumphed in the women’s 50 m free, clocking 23.83 and earning 979 points. Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) touched second in 24.55, while her compatriot Femke Heemskerk placed third (24.64). 

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07Sep2018

SWC 2018: New trophy for the best athletes is worth gold

The FINA Swimming World Cup trophy was presented at the opening press conference of the inaugural leg of the circuit that will take place in Kazan’s Aquatics Palace from September 7-9. For the first time in history, the winners of the overall ranking will be awarded not only with a solid US$ 150,000 cheque, but with a more tangible prize.  

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06Sep2018

Big swimming names ready for pool action at SWC's inaugural leg

With less than 10 days to go to the inaugural leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2018, many swimming legends have shown interested in one of the most important events of the discipline.

With room for more entries, Russia's Kirill Prigoda has confirmed his attendance to all seven stops of the World Cup, while Olympic bronze medallist and current World Record holder Vladimir Morozov and Olympic silver and bronze medallist as well as World champion Yulia Efimova are amongst the other home nation athletes registered for Kazan.

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28Aug2018

PR 66 - FINA partners with China's SPD Bank CCC for two major swimming events

FINA is pleased to reveal it has teamed up with China's Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Credit Card Center (SPD Bank CCC), the fastest growing company in licensed credit card centres in China, which becomes an Official Partner of both the FINA Swimming World Cup 2018 and the upcoming FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2018.

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27Aug2018

Swedish swimming superstar Sarah Sjostrom to highlight SWC inaugural meet

Multiple Olympic and World champion but also last year Series overall winner Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden who just completed an impressive European championships is gearing up to the highly anticipated FINA Swimming World Cup to start in just 22 days.

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15Aug2018

Champions Le Clos and Seto look forward to racing at SWC 2018

One of the biggest annual swimming competition is around the corner, and it is time to start previewing the event and the medal contenders.

FINA managed to steal a little bit of time of two of the best swimmers of the FINA Swimming World Cup, the current Title holder South Africa's Chad Le Clos and Daiya Seto of Japan.

The Swimming World Cup 2018 promises to be once again a fierce battle between the sport's biggest names.

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31Jul2018

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