The summer break is officially over and the swimming elite is gathering in Budapest to kick off the European Cluster of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2019. Shortly after the action will continue in Berlin (11. – 13. October 2019) also warding the cluster winners.
World Champion Florian Wellbrock (GER) continued his victory streak and grabbed the gold medal for Germany in the men’s 1500m freestyle finale. Aliena Schmidtke (GER) joined Florian in the German team. In 26.69 seconds, she claimed rank 7 in 50m butterfly and just missed the bronze medal in the 100m butterfly by 17 hundredths of a second. Both German star athlete will of course also start in Berlin and are pumped to be competing on home turf.
International top stars also competed for the sought-after medals in Budapest. Vladimir Morozov (RUS) claimed a total of three victories in 50m and 100m freestyle as well as 50m butterfly, therefore securing the overall lead. Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu (HUN) also secured three victories swimming 200m and 400m IM as well as 200m butterfly. Arno Kamminga (NED) dominated the breaststroke events and even achieved a spot among the top 10 athletes worldwide (of 2019) swimming 200m breaststroke in 2:07,96.
The national and international top stars will also compete this weekend in Berlin.