Emma McKeon – FINA Swimming World Cup Overall Winner

Emma McKeon – FINA Swimming World Cup Overall Winner
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Australian swimmer Emma McKeon became the best at the World Cup in Kazan and in the overall tournament standings.

200m backstroke

Kira Toussaint won 200m distance with a solid advantage. She was almost four seconds ahead of her pursuers.

1. Kira Toussaint, Netherlands – 2:03.51

2. Daria Ustinova, Russia – 2:07.20

3. Anastasia Klyarovskaya, Russia – 2:07.54

800m freestyle

“It’s a tough distance, but I’m glad I’ve finished the race victoriously. I enjoyed the World Cup! This was the last swim of the season for me. I need a rest,” Leah Neale shared.

1. Leah Neale, Australia – 8:22.53

2. Valeriia Salamatina, Russia – 8:23.54

3. Aleksandra Bykova, Russia – 8:26.81

100m butterfly

1. Emma McKeon, Australia – 55.63

2. Maria Ugolkova, Switzerland – 56.89

3. Lana Pudar, Bosnia and Herzegovina – 57.39

200m medley

After a silver swim in the 100m butterfly, Maria Ugolkova from Switzerland claimed the second gold in Kazan, winning the 200m medley. In the Tatarstan’s capital, she took four awards – two gold, silver and bronze.

1. Maria Ugolkova, Switzerland – 2:06.59

2. Viktoria Gunes, Turkey – 2:06.72

3. Zsuzsanna Jakabos, Hungary – 2:06.94

50m breaststroke

Nika Godun and Yuliya Efimova were separated by one hundredth of a second but this is not unusual at such a swiftdistance as 50m.

“The European Championships will start in a couple of days, so I swam only one distance at the World Cup leg. I am very happy about the victory and expected it,” said Nika Godun.

1. Nika Godun, Russia – 29.64

2.Yuliya Efimova, Russia – 29.65

3. Vitalina Simonova, Russia – 30.46

4 x 50m, mixed medley

Moscow team came first in the 4 x 50m relay race, represented by Stepan Kalabin, Vsevolod Zanko, Anastasiia Zhuravleva and Rozaliya Nasretdinova.

1. Moscow – 1:40.60

2. Novosibirsk region – 1:40.83

3. Kazan – 1:42.63

100m freestyle

The victory in the 100m freestyle gave Emma McKeon an overall win in the World Cup. For the multiple Olympic champion, this performance was a perfect end of the season.

“I won’t say that I was very nervous before the race because I knew that everything depended on me. I knew that Kira was an excellent athlete, and she would probably add up her points, so I had to concentrate on my performance. I didn’t even set the goal to win the World Cup before the tournament started. I had a hardyear, I needed a rest, but I tuned myself in the right way. I haven’t been at home for about two months and I really miss my family,” Emma McKeon noted.

1. Emma McKeon, Australia – 50.67

2. Michelle Coleman, Sweden – 51.94

3. Madison Wilson, Australia – 52.24

World Cup overall standings, women

1. Emma McKeon, Australia – 228.3 points

2. Kira Toussaint, Netherlands – 227.4

3. Madison Wilson, Australia – 209.1

The head of the All-Russian Swimming Federation Vladimir Salnikov appraised the tournament organisation.

“Kazan leg of World Cup went well. All the athletes felt a good atmosphere, and for our guys it was a preparation step for the European Championships. I am happy with the results. Everyone had a good energy boost. The International Swimming Federation stated a high level of competition organisation. It isone of the best legs, and this is the opinion of the International Federation and everybody present here,” Vladimir Salnikovtold.

Press office of the ANO “Directorate for Sports and Social Projects”