Swimming rivalries intensify at FINA Swimming World Cup 2013
23 September, 2013
Katinka Hosszu (HUN) was crowned the champion of the FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup 2012 in Singapore. (Photo: Singapore Swimming Association).
This November, catch some of swimming’s fiercest rivalries in Singapore at the FINA Swimming World Cup 2013. The short course championships return to the Singapore Sports School on 5 and 6 November with a line-up of Olympic medalists, world champions and record holders.
A change in the series format this year sees a significant pot of money catered to each cluster. Singapore kicks off the first leg of the Asian cluster, which includes China and Japan. The winners of the Asian cluster stands to win a total prize money of USD$306,000, a substantial three-fold increase in prize money.
Sprint queens Olympic medalists Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) and Aleksandra Gerasimenya (BLR) will be racing neck-to-neck to vie for the freestyle event medals. Kromowidjojo raced to gold in a new Olympic record at the 2012 London Games beating Gerasimenya by a mere 0.23 seconds. Get set for a nail biting and scintillating finish as they recreate another intense race in the water.
Expect swimmers such as Christian Sprenger (AUS), Katinka Hosszu (HUN), Michael Jamieson (GBR) and Roland Schoeman (RSA) as they make their appearance in Singapore for the swim meet. Fans can anticipate intriguing competition as the world’s best swimmers battle it out in the pool for what will be one of their final chances to climb up the overall rankings.
Strong Local Representation
Catch a strong representation of Singapore swimmers in the sixth leg of the eight-series World Cup. Household names such as Tao Li, Amanda Lim, Mylene Ong and Danny Yeo will be striving for podium positions and personal bests at the World Cup before heading to Myanmar for December’s SEA Games.
Don’t miss out the intense swimming competition right at your doorstep in Singapore. Ticket prices are at $20.00 per day or $30.00 for two days. Heats will be held at 9.00am and the finals at 5.30pm on both days. Tickets are available at www.finaworldcup.com.sg or call +65 6258 1011 for more information.
FINA Swimming World Cup 2013 host venues and dates
Eindhoven (NED), August 7-8
Berlin (GER), August 10-11
Moscow (RUS), October 12-13
Dubai (UAE), October 17-18
Doha (QAT), October 20-21
Singapore (SIN), November 5-6
Tokyo (JPN), November 9-10
Beijing (CHN), November 13-14