Russia dominate menís competition in FINA World Cup swimming
DAEJON (South Korea): Russia raked in five medals and dominated the first night of the third leg of the FINA World Cup shortcourse swimming meet here on Thursday.
Nikolay Skvortsov claimed the menís 50m butterfly in 23.87 seconds from Japanís Yasutake Takamatsu who finished in 24.11. He won his second gold in the 200m butterfly in 1:52.81, beating Kazuya Kaneda of Japan by nearly three seconds, while his fellow Russian Andrey Kapralov won the 100m freestyle in 48.89.
The 400m freestyle went to Russiaís Yuri Prilukov who clocked 3:41.19. Russiaís fifth gold came from Evgeny Aleshin who won the 100m backstroke in 52.91secs from Australian Ethan Rolff and Steffen Driesen of Germany. Neil Versfeld of South Africa topped the podium in the 200m breaststroke in 2:10.76, with Brazilís Eduardo Fischer second in 2:11.26.
Zimmer claimed the 50m backstroke in 27.78 from her compatriot Sophie Edington, followed by another clean finish in the 200m backstroke in 2:09.18. Moravcova edged out Tanica Jamison of the United States to win the 200m freestyle in 1:58.07. Jamison was second in 1:58.94 and Ionela Cozma of Romania third in 1:59.31. Moracova bagged her second gold in the 100m butterfly in 58.33, beating South African Amanda Loots and Tanica Jamison of the United States. afp