Current World Cup leader and defending winner Katinka Hosszu (HUN) added two more gold medals to her impressive collection at the Moscow meet (an overall tally of 10 medals: three gold, four silver and three bronze). In the 400m IM, Hosszu comfortably won in 4:30.65. Miyu Otsuka (JPN) came second in 4:32.35 while Mirea Belmonte (ESP) came third in 4:36.55.
In the 200m butterfly, the Hungarian claimed a win in 2:06.80. Sophie Allen (GBR) and Mirea Belmonte (ESP) took respectively silver and bronze in times of 2:07.92 and 2:10.77.
On beating no records this time, Hosszu said: "My physical conditions are pretty good. We've just come from training and I'm a little bit tired. We didn't really rest for this meet. But I'm happy with my results. I'm doing much better than last year in Moscow. I was not thinking about records because I'm kind of feeling tired and I'm focusing on so many races. It would be a good thing to set one more World record after six at two previous stages of the World Cup but hopefully I'll get more gold."
(fina.org – hungarianambiance.com)