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Getting to know Budapest's Duna Arena

Only 15 months have passed since Duna Arena hosted the swimming and diving program at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest. And already, the modern metallic venue on the eastern bank of the Danube River is in "legacy mode."

It doesn't mean that all 11 world records set there in 2017 have vanished. (In fact, eight remain.)

But it does mean that two-thirds of its 12,000 seats have been removed, reducing its capacity to 5,000.

Swimming World Cup 2018
Budapest, Hungary
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05Oct2018

Wang’s WR and Hosszu’s 400th medal lit up the Duna Arena

The historical first-ever FINA Swimming World Cup in Budapest began in rocking mood: 16 year-old Jianjiahe Wang of China set a new world record (3:53.97) in the women’s 400m free. Home hero Katinka Hosszu clinched her 400th World Cup medal while winning a tremendous race in the 100m IM, soon Vlad Morozov (RUS) just missed his fresh WR by 0.06sec in the same event but later broke a 9-year old World Cup record in the 50m free.

Swimming World Cup 2018
Budapest, Duna Arena (HUN)
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04Oct2018

Day in the Life: David Verraszto

Most athletes do four things to succeed at a world-class level: sleep, eat, train, and repeat.

As recently as 13 months ago, however, two-time Olympian David Verraszto had no fixed schedule.

The Hungarian swimmer had just captured his second consecutive silver medal in 400 IM at the World Championships in Budapest. His younger sister, Evelyn, a four-time Olympian, competed there, too. Their father, Zoltan, had been a 1975 World champion and a two-time Olympic medallist. Their aunt Gabriella was a World champion and Olympian as well.

Swimming World Cup 2018
Budapest, Hungary
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04Oct2018

Great fishes in the Aquarium – Budapest is ready to rock again

Held in a special meeting facility right in the middle of the city, called Aquarium, the ‘greatest human fishes’ of the series gathered for the opening press conference of the 4th leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup – a historical first edition in Budapest.

Swimming World Cup 2018
Budapest, Duna Arena (HUN)
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03Oct2018

Top swimmers share tales from the Call Room… and last thoughts on the blocks

In the Netherlands, they call it the "voorstart." In Australia, it's the "marshalling room." In the FINA rule book, it's the "call room" and it's the place where the world's best swimmers are required to gather before each race.

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03Oct2018

2018 FINA Swimming World Cup – Eindhoven, Finales Day 3

WOMEN

Sarah Sjostrom (SWE) and Vladimir Morozov (RUS) are still the leaders after the third leg of the Swimming World Cup competition, held in Eindhoven (NED) from September 28-30. The Swedish star, winner of the series in 2017, concluded the Dutch leg with 54 points and her total ranking is 174 points. 1 World record, 2 World Junior records en 5 World Cup records were broken.

Swimming World Cup 2018
Eindhoven, Netherlands
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30Sep2018

2018 FINA Swimming World Cup – Eindhoven, Finales Day 2

Again it was an exciting day of high level swimming in the Pieter van den Hoogenband swimming stadium. Highlight on the second day in Eindhoven was the Swimming World Cup record in 200m IM men. The Japanese swimmer was almost speechless after his win in an excellent time of 1:51.09. Other memorable moments were de women’s races in 100m backstroke en 50 fly. Sarah Sjöström had two wins (200 free and 50 fly).

Swimming World Cup 2018
Eindhoven. Netherlands
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30Sep2018

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

Swimming World Cup 2018
Eindhoven, Netherlands
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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.

Swimming World Cup 2018
Eindhoven, Netherlands
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28Sep2018

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