SA pair bag more medals
The South African duo of defending men's World Cup champion Chad Le Clos and two-time winner Cameron van der Burgh, both Olympic champions, won their events on the second night of the Fina World Cup 2012 series opener in Dubai on Wednesday.
The pair will head off to Doha for next week's tournament with two golds each.
Olympics 200m butterfly champion Le Clos added the 100m fly gold with a superb time of 49.82sec, finishing way ahead of Russia's Evgeny Korotyshkin (50.67) and American Tom Shields (50.97).
Van der Burgh, who created a controversy in London after admitting he used the illegal dolphin kick, added the men's 100m breaststroke to his earlier 50m in Dubai.
The world record-holder pipped New Zealand's Glenn Snyders by nine-tenths of a second with a time of 58.33.
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The outstanding performer of the meet, though, was Katinka Hosszu who finished the with a whopping haul of eight gold medals and two bronze
The 23-year-old Hungarian – in her first season as a professional swimmer – collected four individual golds and later picked up another in the newly introduced mixed team 4x50m freestyle relay.
Hosszu collected a tidy sum of $11 000 (approximately R92 000) for her efforts ($1 500 for every gold and $500 for bronze, with no prize money for team events), and is the early favourite to win the eight-event series and the $100 000 bonus that comes along with it.
Reigning World Cup women's champion, Sweden's Therese Alshammar, added the 50m freestyle title to her haul, having already won the 100m butterfly and 50m freestyle on Tuesday.
The 35-year-old was in fine form as she touched the pad with a timing of 25.56, way ahead of second-place Inge Dekker of Netherlands (26.08).
Hosszu's first gold of the day came in the 400m individual medley, where she dominated the race and finished almost five seconds ahead of teammate Zsuzsanna Jakabos in a time of 4min 31.34sec.
She returned very soon and made it two in two for the evening in the 200m butterfly, again edging out Jakabos.
Gold No 6 did not take much time either and she added the 400m freestyle to her IM title with a time of 4:04.43, before he seventh and final individual gold in the 100m IM.
Amazingly, she returned again soon after and anchored Hungary to victory in the mixed relay.
The Swimming World Cup 2012, whose eight events will take place on short, 25m courses, now moves to a brand new host city, with Doha, Qatar, hosting its first ever championship from October 6-7.
A total prize fund of $1.2 million will be distributed to the winners by the end of the series.
All events in the series will be broadcast live on SuperSport.
DAY 2 RESULTS
Men's 50m backstroke
1. Stanislav Donets (RUS) 23.47
2. Robert Hurley (AUS) 23.61
3. Ashley Delaney (AUS) 23.77
Men's 200m backstroke
1. Radoslaw Kawecki (POL) 1:51.03
2. Kosuke hagino (JAP) 1:51.04
3. Kazuki Watanabe (JAP) 1:52.20
Men's 100m breaststroke
1. Cameron van der Burgh (SA) 58.33
2. Glenn Snyders (NZL) 58.42
3. Marco Koch (GER) 58.90
Men's 50m freestyle
1. Anthony Ervin (USA) 21.18
2. George Bovell (TRI) 21.23
3. Kyle Richardson (AUS) 21.58
Men's 200m freestyle
1. Darian Townsend (SA) 1:42.71
2. Robert Hurley (AUS) 1:43.37
3. Tommaso Dorsogna (AUS) 1:44.65
Men's 1 500m freestyle
1. Kis Gergo (HUN) 15:00.65
2. David Brandl (AUT) 15:01.70
3. Sergi Frolov (RUS) 15:02.98
Men's 200m medley
1. Darian Townsend (SA) 1:53.25
2. Daiya Seto (JAP) 1:53.90
3. Kenneth To (AUS) 1:54.86
Men's 100m butterfly
1. Chad le Clos (SA) 49.82
2. Evgeny Korotyshkin (RUS) 50.67
3. Thomas Shields (USA) 50.97
Women's 100m backstroke
1. Rachel Goh (AUS) 57.67
2. Darya Zevina (UKR) 58.07
3. Noriko Inada (JAP) 59.29
Women's 50m breaststroke
1. Jennie Johansson (SWE) 30.62
2. Fumiko Kawanabe (JAP) 31.61
3. Joline Hoestman (SWE) 31.62
Women's 200m breaststroke
1. Fumiko Kawanabe (JAP) 2:23.01
2. Joline Hoestman (SWE) 2:23.87
3. Anna Dzerkal (UKR) 2:24.60
Women's 100m freestyle
1. Britta Steffen (GER) 53.39
2. Michelle Coleman (SWE) 54.00
3. Hang Yu Sze (HKG) 54.48
Women's 400m freestyle
1. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 4:04.43
2. Melissa Ingram (NZL) 4:04.91
3. Darya Zevina (UKR) 4:05.64
Women's 100m medley
1. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 1:00.75
2. Zsuzsanna Jakabos (HUN) 1:00.99
3. Britta Steffen (GER) 1:01.95
Women's 400m medley
1. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 4:31.34
2. Zsuzsanna Jakabos (HUN) 4:36.93
3. Kathryn Meaklim (SA) 4:38.92
Women's 50m butterflly
1. Therese Alshammar (SWE) 25.56
2. Inge Dekker (NED) 26.08
3. Hang Yu Sze (HKG) 26.83
Women's 200m butterfly
1. Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 2:10.43
2. Zsuzsanna Jakabos (HUN) 2:11.57
3. Spela Bohinc (SLO) 2:17.74
Mixed 4x50m freestyle
3. Hong Hong