The first morning of the World Cup in Hong Kong featured a long morning session. Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu continued to make some noise as she led the way in three events. Also headlining the morning was World Cup leaders Chad Le Clos and Sarah Sjostrom leading the heats in their lone respective events.
Home favorite Kenneth To is also the top seed in the 100 IM as the Hong Kong crowd will be looking to cheer him on to a win. Tom Shields, Cameron van der Burgh and Femke Heemskerk also had good swims on Saturday morning.
Women’s 50 Back
Katinka Hosszu made her first appearance in the pool in Hong Kong as she swam a 26.99 in the 50 back heats. Hosszu is seeded ahead of Australia’s Emily Seebohm (27.10) and the Netherlands’ Maaike de Waard (27.42). Those three are head and shoulders ahead of the rest of the final. Hong Kong continued to make noise this morning as they placed two swimmers in this final.
Women’s 200 IM
Katinka Hosszu swam her second event of the session with a 2:05.64 to lead the 200 IM heats. She is well ahead of the rest of the field as Femke Heemskerk (2:11.83) and Alia Atkinson (2:12.62) were light years away from Hosszu. Emily Seebohm is also in tonight’s final along with Germany’s Alexandra Wenk.
Women’s 200 Back
Katinka Hosszu led a sparse field in the 200 back with a 2:04.85 ahead of Germany’s Lisa Graf (2:14.50) and South Africa’s Kristen Straszacker (2:18.94). Only five total people entered the event so everyone will get a second swim.