MOSCOW, Russia, January 24. ONE more leg remains on the European leg of the FINA World Cup circuit. After stops in Stockholm and Berlin, the tour is headed to Moscow for action on Wednesday and Thursday. After the events in Moscow, the World Cup will cross the Atlantic Ocean for competition in early February in New York.
After the series got off to a solid start in Sweden, the swimming heated up considerably in Berlin as the Ukraine's Oleg Lisogor established a world record in the 50-meter breaststroke, thanks to a clocking of 26.17. That effort trimmed a scant amount of time off his previous global standard, which stood at 26.20. Lisogor also won the 100 breast in Berlin with a European record of 57.67.
Also in Berlin, Great Britain's Melanie Marshall continued her preparation for the Commonwealth Games by swimming to a European record in the 200 freestyle. Other stellar swims have been supplied by Tara Kirk in the breaststroke and Randall Bal in the backstroke. Be sure to check in with SwimmingWorldMagazine.com for coverage of the World Cup events.