SWC 2014, Singapore Day 2: Hosszu and Le Clos, uncontested dominators of the season!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu and South Africa’s Chad Le Clos were the overall winners of the FINA/MASTBANK Swimming World Cup 2014 which concluded today November 2 in Singapore, the concluding leg of the seven-meet Series. The winners sparkled champagne to celebrate their victory and the prize money of 100,000 USD associated to it.

Today Hosszu added two more gold medals to her tally, bringing her total to an unprecedented 51 gold, a kind of world record in itself. She won also six silver and nine bronze: 66 medals overall.

Hosszu was very happy with herself: “I’m a little tired but I’m definitely happy this year. This victory means a lot to me as I’ve never dreamed of winning three times in a row. I don’t think I took on too many events. I’m not afraid to lose and I’m not afraid to try to win”.

Le Clos won one more gold, in the 100m butterfly, 27 in all. Today he went once again after a world record, but again barely missed it.

On his victory, Le Clos said: “It was a good race and I did it strategically. I think I’ll only get better by the end of the year. I was confident today and I believe I can get a world record (at the upcoming FINA World Swimming Championships in Doha). Singapore has always been a good place to race for me”.


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