Klochkova Takes Two on First Day of Rio World Cup Meet

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, February 7. YANA Klochkova scored two big wins last night on the first day of the three-day FINA World Cup meet in Rio de Jameiro. The meet in Rio is the eighth and final stop on the 2003-04 World Cup circuit.

Klochkova, 21, the pride of Ukraine, scored her first victory with a decisive win in the 200 meter backstroke. She clocked 2:09.40 to 2:12.03 by 17 year-old Jenny Mensing of Germany.

Her second win was a lot tougher as she faced a stiff challenge from the USA's Amanda Beard. Trailing by 1.85 seconds halfway through the race, Beard cut more than a second off that lead on the breaststroke leg. She kept charging on the freestyle leg, cutting the difference between herself and the Olympic champion in this event with every stroke. But Klochkova held on to win in a seasional best 2:09.75 to Beard's 2:10.03, a lifetime best.

The splits:

Klochkova 28.45 1:01.02 1:39.23 2:09.75
Beard 29.06 1:02.87 1:39.95 2:10.03

Beard had enough left to win impressively in the 100 breast, as her 1:06.53 was more than three seconds faster than Germany's Sonja Helbig in second place (1:09.83).

Beard was only one of two Americans to win this evening. Mark Gangloff was the other, as he out-touched Brazil's Eduardo Fischer, 27.63 to 27.65 in the men's 50 breast.

Argentina's world champion Jose Meolans had the best men's swim, clocking 47.69 to win the 100 free, just off his seasonal best of 46.71. Trinidad's (and Auburn's) George Bovell was second in 48.81. Bovell later won the 100 IM in 54.35.

Brazil matched the USA with two winning performances. In the 50 free,
Flavia Delaroli nipped teammate Rebeca Gusmao by four-hundredths, touching in 24.83. In prelims, Gusmao equaled Delaroli's South American mark of 24.81, setting up the dramatic showdown tonight.

Romania's Camelia Potec was the only other double winner, coming from behind to take the 200 free in an excellent 1:55.81 over Sweden's Johanna Sjoberg (1:56.47) and the 800 in 8:29.37.

Romania wound up with five gold medals tonight as Dragos Coman won the 400 free (3:44.54), Razvan Florea the 100 back (53.35) and Ioan Gherghel the 200 fly (1:55.64).

2004 FINA WORLD CUP 8
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Feb 6-8
25 meter pool

RESULTS

WOMEN

50 METRES FREESTYLE
1 24.83 Delaroli Flavia,83,BRA
2 24.87 Gusmao Rebeca,84,BRA
3 25.10 Sjoberg Johanna,78,SWE
4 25.51 Ryu Yoon-Ji,85,KOR
5 25.52 Gotz Daniela,87,GER
6 25.80 Roets Lauren,87,RSA
7 25.83 de Jesus Flavia,82,BRA
8 26.40 Ribeiro Talita,85,BRA

200 METRES FREESTYLE
1 1:55.81 Potec Camelia,82,ROM
2 1:56.47 Sjoberg Johanna,78,SWE
3 2:00.78 Paduraru Simona,81,ROM
4 2:01.28 Gotz Daniela,87,GER
5 2:01.72 Brochado Mariana,84,BRA
6 2:01.90 Ribeiro Paula,81,BRA
7 2:02.57 Fagundez Gabriella,85,SWE
8 2:04.49 Busso Natalia,86,BRA

800 METRES FREESTYLE
1 8:29.37 Potec Camelia,82,ROM
2 8:38.97 Paduraru Simona,81,ROM
3 8:46.04 Bardach Georgina,83,ARG
4 8:55.03 Kown You-Ri,88,KOR
5 9:06.15 Noda Taiane,87,BRA
6 9:06.83 Perez Monick,86,BRA

50 METRES BACKSTROKE
1 28.32 Lee Nam-Eun,89,KOR
2 28.70 Wittstock Charlene,78,RSA
3 29.17 Udroiu Raluca,79,ROM
4 29.29 Mensing Jenny,86,GER
5 29.33 Molina Fabiola,75,BRA
6 29.49 Lee Da-Hye,87,KOR
7 29.72 Ribeiro Talita,85,BRA
8 29.74 Crespo Laura,81,BRA

200 METRES BACKSTROKE
1 2:09.40 Klochkova Yana,82,UKR
2 2:12.03 Mensing Jenny,86,GER
3 2:12.06 Wittstock Charlene,78,RSA
4 2:12.24 Lee Da-Hye,87,KOR
5 2:12.65 Lee Nam-Eun,89,KOR
6 2:13.05 Udroiu Raluca,79,ROM
7 2:17.55 Little Candice,83,RSA
8 2:17.86 Alvarenga Fernanda,86,BRA

100 METRES BREASTSTROKE
1 1:06.53 Beard Amanda,81,USA
2 1:09.81 Helbig Sonja,87,GER
3 1:10.43 de Giovanni Agustina,85,ARG
4 1:10.57 Cho A-Ra,87,KOR
5 1:11.12 Wede Josefin,87,SWE
6 1:11.87 Katsuno Mariana,82,BRA
7 1:13.41 Kim Ji-Yeon,85,KOR
8 1:13.86 Guiscardo Liliana,81,ARG

100 METRES BUTTERFLY
1 0:58.33 Sjoberg Johanna,78,SWE
2 1:00.39 Loots Amanda,78,RSA
3 1:00.55 Molina Fabiola,75,BRA
4 1:01.30 Fagundez Gabriella,85,SWE
5 1:01.92 Dorr McCall,81,USA
6 1:01.98 Kown You-Ri,88,KOR
7 1:02.16 Kim Bo-Mi,89,KOR
8 1:02.18 Monteiro Ivi,84,BRA

200 METRES IND.MEDLEY
1 2:09.75 Klochkova Yana,82,UKR
2 2:10.03 Beard Amanda,81,USA
3 2:15.77 Maranhao Joanna,87,BRA
4 2:16.09 Loots Amanda,78,RSA
5 2:17.07 Eriksson Hanna,84,SWE
6 2:17.83 Jarland Elisabeth,85,NOR
7 2:17.94 Little Candice,83,RSA
8 2:18.31 Cho A-Ra,87,KOR

MEN
100 METRES FREESTYLE
1 47.69 Meolans Jose M.,78,ARG
2 48.81 Bovell George,83,TRI
3 48.82 Tucker Scott,75,USA
4 49.22 Souza Jader,82,BRA
5 49.32 Thiele Jens,80,GER
6 49.38 Castro Rodrigo,78,BRA
7 49.46 Wochomurka Ryan,84,USA

400 METRES FREESTYLE
1 3:44.54 Coman Dragos,80,ROM
2 3:48.87 Jones B.J.,83,USA
3 3:49.01 Diatchin Vladimir,82,RUS
4 3:51.53 Negreiros Armando,85,BRA
5 3:51.86 Starke Benjamin,86,GER
6 3:54.75 Luchnikov Maxim,87,RUS
7 3:54.95 Ryazanov Sergei,85,RUS
8 4:00.36 Noreng Ravn Jonas,83,NOR

100 METRES BACKSTROKE
1 53.35 Florea Razvan,80,ROM
2 53.66 Keil Dominik,85,GER
3 54.16 Zandberg Gerhard,83,RSA
4 54.34 Cao Xuewei,84,CHN
5 54.62 Massura Alexandre,75,BRA
6 55.12 Romero Rogerio,69,BRA
7 55.13 Otero Eduardo,80,ARG
8 55.21 Brodie Leith,86,AUS

50 METRES BREASTSTROKE
1 27.63 Gangloff Mark,82,USA
2 27.65 Fischer Eduardo,80,BRA
3 27.75 Bao Jingtao,83,CHN
4 27.98 Duboscq Hugues,81,FRA
5 28.23 Hetland Alexsander,82,NOR
6 28.45 Lima Felipe,85,BRA
7 28.58 Dos Santos Felipe,79,BRA
8 28.68 Karfunkelstein Rogerio,76,BRA

200 METRES BREASTSTROKE
1 2:12.19 Duboscq Hugues,81,FRA
2 2:12.48 Fischer Eduardo,80,BRA
3 2:13.26 Tomazini Marcelo,78,BRA
4 2:14.23 Neumann Johannes,85,GER
5 2:14.87 Comerford Rory,85,AUS
6 2:15.33 Wold Anders,81,NOR
7 2:15.80 Vincenzetti Olivier,78,GER
8 2:18.35 Daehli Lars Erik,82,NOR

50 METRES BUTTERFLY
1 23.77 Almeida Kaio,84,BRA
2 23.93 Dietrich Johannes,85,GER
3 24.06 Scherer Fernando,74,BRA
4 24.30 Gherghel Ioan,78,ROM
5 24.40 Souza Jader,82,BRA
6 24.43 Wochomurka Ryan,84,USA
7 24.55 Morgado Simao,79,POR
8 24.64 Cielo Cesar A.,87,BRA

200 METRES BUTTERFLY
1 1:55.64 Gherghel Ioan,78,ROM
2 1:57.21 Almeida Kaio,84,BRA
3 1:58.18 Dietrich Johannes,85,GER
4 1:59.71 Monteiro Luis,83,POR
5 2:00.22 Salatta Lucas,87,BRA
6 2:03.18 Mancio Wesley,85,BRA
7 2:03.39 Girotto Gustavo,82,BRA
8 2:03.99 Morgado Simao,79,POR

100 METRES IND.MEDLEY
1 54.35 Bovell George,83,TRI
2 54.95 Pereira Thiago,86,BRA
3 55.46 Hetland Alexsander,82,NOR
4 55.63 Gangloff Mark,82,USA
5 55.69 Thiele Jens,80,GER
6 55.85 Bruckart Joe,81,USA
7 57.31 Brodie Leith,86,AUS

400 METRES IND.MEDLEY
1 4:15.40 Keller Christian,72,GER
2 4:15.49 Salatta Lucas,87,BRA
3 4:17.45 Pereira Thiago,86,BRA
4 4:23.20 Goncalves Rafael,80,BRA
5 4:34.03 Schultz Andrea,88,BRA

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