SWIMMING: Hosszu takes fourth win, Larkin and Campbell win thirds to close Jinan World Cup

Australian sprint ace Cate Campbell

The rich got richer on the final day of the Jinan World Cup in China, as four star emerged as contenders for the big payday coming at the end of next week’s Singapore stage.

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu won her fourth event of the meet by taking the 400 m Medley by more than eight seconds from countrywoman Szuszsanna Jakabos and won more individual events than anyone else.

However, Australia’s Cate Campbell’s brilliant sprinting became the highlight of the meet as she won the 100 m Freestyle on Sunday for her third win and at 52.34, was the best performance according to the FINA points table. Campbell has done 52.12 for the 100 Free this year, but her winning time in Jinan was bettered this season only by American Simone Manuel and Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom (and herself).

Because of this, and the bonus points awarded for having the mark with the high point total, Campbell took over the lead in the women’s standings:

1. 105 Cate Campbell (AUS)
2. 102 Katinka Hosszu (HUN)
3. 63 Emily Seebohm (AUS)

The payoff for winning the three-meet cluster ending in Singapore is $50,000 to the winner, $35,000 for second and on down to $3,000 for eighth. So the competition next week will be fierce.

In the men’s division, Russia’s Vladimir Morozov already had his third win bagged on Friday, but Australian Mitch Larkin got his third win in the 100 m Backstroke. American Andrew Wilson suddenly moved into contention for cluster prize money with his 200 m Breaststroke win in 2:08.24, the top men’s performance in the meet. Combined with his second-place finishes in the other two Breast events, he’s in second place:

1. 96 Vladimir Morozov (RUS)
2. 87 Andrew Wilson (USA)
3. 72 Mitch Larkin (AUS)

Three other men won two events each: Danas Rapsys (LTU) in the 200-400 m Frees; Zibei Yan (CHN) in the 50-100 m Breast events, and Szebasztian Szabo (HUN) in the 50-100 m Flys.

In the women’s division, American Erica Sullivan won the 400-800 m Frees and Alia Atkinson (JAM) won the 50-100 Breaststrokes.

Russia’s Vitalina Simonova completed all 14 events she entered for the second week in a row. Against much less competition in Jinan, she made four finals and was sixth in the 800 m Free on Friday, her best single-day showing yet. And she won the 200 m Breast on Thursday!

Prize money of $1,500-1,000-500-400-300-200 was available in each individual event. Summaries:

FINA Swimming World Cup II
Jinan (CHN) ~ 8-10 August 2019
(Full results here)

Men

50 m Freestyle: 1. Vladimir Morozov (RUS), 21.50; 2. Michael Andrew (USA), 22.16; 3. Hexin Yu (CHN), 22.31. Also: 5. Blake Pieroni (USA), 22.39.

100 m Free: 1. Morozov (RUS), 47.99; 2. Pieroni (USA), 48.15; 3. Szebasztian Szabo (HUN), 48.63.

200 m Free: Danas Rapsys (LTU), 1:45.07; 2. Xinjie Ji (CHN), 1:46.68; 3. Pieroni (USA), 1:47.90.

400 m Free: 1. Rapsys (LTU), 3:43.91; 2. Ji (CHN), 3:49.87; 3. Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS), 3:54.20. Also: 5. Brennan Gravely (USA), 3:59.13.

1,500 m Free: 1. Ji (CHN), 15:16.15; 2. Rui Meng (CHN), 15:17.85; 3. Gravely (USA), 15:22.96.

50 m Backstroke: 1. Morozov (RUS), 24.43; 2. Andrew (USA), 24.85; 3. Jiayu Xu (CHN), 25.25.

100 m Back: 1. Mitch Larkin (AUS), 53.79; 2. Tristan Hollard (AUS), 54.39; 3. Andrew (USA), 54.44.

200 m Back: 1. Larkin (AUS), 1:56.39; 2. Hollard (AUS), 1:57.94; 3. J. Xu (CHN), 1:59.59.

50 m Breaststroke: 1. Zibei Yan (CHN), 27.12; 2. Nicolo Martinenghi (ITA), 27.18; 3. Andrew (USA), 27.45.

100 m Breast: 1. Z. Yan (CHN), 59.08; 2. tie, Lizhuo Wang (CHN) and Andrew Wilson (USA), 59.56.

200 m Breast: 1. A. Wilson (USA), 2:08.24; 2. Ruixuan Zhang (CHN), 2:10.68; 3. Andrius Sidlauskas (LTU), 2:11.65.

50 m Fly: 1. Szabo (HUN), 22.93; 2. Andrew (USA), 23.13; 3. Yauhen Tsurkin (BLR), 23.66.

100 m Butterfly: 1. Szabo (HUN), 51.45; 2. Grant Irvine (AUS), 51.60; 3. Santo Condorelli (ITA), 52.00. Also: 4. Andrew (USA), 52.08.

200 m Fly: 1. Irvine (AUS), 1:55.94; 2. Nic Brown (AUS), 1:57.32; 3. Wilrich Coetzee (NZL), 2:00.14.

200 m Medley: 1. Larkin (AUS), 1:57.26; 2. Haiyang Qin (CHN), 1:57.34; 3. Fraser-Holmes (AUS), 2:00.29.

400 m Medley: 1. Fraser-Holmes (AUS), 4:20.50; 2. Gravley (USA), 4:34.99; 3. Chen-Kai Chu (TPE), 4:38.75.

Women

50 m Freestyle: 1. Cate Campbell (AUS), 24.16; 2. Michelle Coleman (SWE), 24.74; 3. Holly Barratt (AUS), 24.91.

100 m Free: 1. C. Campbell (AUS), 52.34; 2. Coleman (SWE), 53.73; 3. Barratt (AUS), 54.78.

200 m Free: 1. Yawen Hou (CHN), 1:58,98; 2. Coleman (SWE), 1:59.07; 3. Zsuzsanna Jakabos (HUN), 1:59.28.

400 m Free: 1. Erica Sullivan (USA), 4:08.70; 2. Wenxin Bi (CHN), 4:10.23; 3. Jie Dong (CHN), 4:11.32.

800 m Free: 1. Sullivan (USA), 8:26.13; 2. Yawen Hou (CHN), 8:26.79; 3. Maddy Gough (AUS), 8:29.94.

50 m Backstroke: 1. Xiang Liu (CHN), 27.35; 2. Jie Chen (CHN), 27.88; 3. Emily Seebohm (AUS), 27.99.

100 m Back: 1. Katinka Hosszu (HUN), 59.65; 2. Seebohm (AUS), 59.76; 3. Jie Chen (CHN), 1:00.74.

200 m Back: 1. Seebohm (AUS), 2:09.56; 2. Yuru Jiang (CHN), 2:15.33; 3. Sullivan (USA), 2:6.36.

50 m Breaststroke: 1. Alia Atkinson (JAM), 30.92; 2. Ran Suo (CHN), 31.24; 3. Jingyao Yu (CHN), 31.61.

100 m Breast: 1. Atkinson (JAM), 1:07.06; 2. Vitalina Simonova (RUS), 1:08.03; 3. Jingyao Yu (CHN), 1:08.07.

200 m Breast: 1. Simonova (RUS), 2:24.52; 2. Jingyao Yu (CHN), 2:27.51; 3. Yun He (CHN), 2:28.13.

50 m Butterfly: 1. C. Campbell (AUS), 25.63; 2. Barratt (AUS), 25.66; 3. Jeanette Ottesen (DEN), 25.86.

100 m Fly: 1. Yufei Zhang (CHN), 57.41; 2. Ottesen (DEN), 58.34; 3. Zsuzsanna Jakabos (HUN), 58.39.

200 m Fly: 1. Hosszu (HUN), 2:07.26; 2. Szuszsanna Jakabos (HUN), 2:07.75; 3. Yufei Zhang (CHN), 2:08.89.

200 m Medley: 1. Hosszu (HUN), 2:09.41; 2. Jakabos (HUN), 2:13.32; 3. Seebohm (AUS), 2:17.39.

400 m Medley: 1. Hosszu (HUN), 4:36.99; 2. Jakabos (HUN), 4:45.28; 3. Xin Liu (CHN), 4:49.72. Also: 4. Sullivan (USA), 4:51.26.

Mixed

4×100 m Free: 1. Australia (Larkin, Fraser-Holmes, Seebohm, C. Campbell), 3:26.61; 2. China, 3:30.90; 3. China Club, 3:37.16.

4×100 m Medley: 1. China (Xu, Yan, Zhang, Zhu), 3:43.79; 2. Australia, 3:51.02; 3. China Club, 4:02.24.

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