World Cup 3, Day 2: Moses, Caverly Strike Gold

EDMONTON, Canada, Nov. 19. SWIMMERS from seven nations won gold medals on the second and final night of competition at the FINA World Cup 3 Swimming Meet, held in Edmonton.

Slovakia’s Martina Moravcova, a double silver medalist at the Sydney Olympics, extended her undefeated streak on the World Cup tour to 16, when she won three more events in Edmonton: the women’s 100 meter freestyle (54.24), 50m fly (26.87) and 100IM (1:00.67. In the medley, she just beat out Canada's Marianne Limpert, who set a Canadian mark. Moravcova won three events the night before and five events at each of the first two stops on the World Cup tour—in Rio de Janeiro and College Park, Maryland.

China placed three women atop the podium. Shu Zhan won the 100 meter backstroke (1:00.51), Ruan Yi took the 200m butterfly (2;12.19) and Yang Yu easily outclassed the field in the 400m freestyle (4:09.53).

Three Australian men also won events. Leo Biggs took the 200m freestyle (1:47.99), Beau Mannix won the 50m back (24.52) and Shane Fielding earned gold in the 200m individual medley (2:02.88).

American Ed Moses, the short course world record-holder in the 100m breaststroke, won his event in 59.60, two seconds off his global standard. Another American, Kristen Caverly, won the women’s 400m medley by two full seconds.

Other winners were Canada’s Mike Mintenko, men’s 100m butterfly (52.78); Germany’s Sylvia Gerasch, women’s 50m breaststroke (31.30); and Brazil’s Raphael De Thuin, men’s 50m freestyle (22.47).

RESULTS

Women’s 100 meter freestyle
1. Martina Moravcova (Slovakia) 54.24
2. Karen Pickering (Great Britain) 54.93
3. Rebecca Creedy (Australia) 55.66

Women’s 50 meter breaststroke
1. Sylvia Gerasch (Germany) 31.30
2. Rhiannon Leier (Canada) 32.41
3. Nadine Rolland (Canada) 32.72

Women’s 400 meter individual medley
1. Kristen Caverly (USA) 4:40.68
2. Carrie Burgoyne (Canada) 4:42.69
3. Annika Mehlhorn (Germany) 4:44.31

Women’s 100 meter backstroke
1. Shu Zhan (China) 1:00.51
2. Elizabeth Wycliffe (Canada) 1:01.22
3. Diana MacManus (USA) 1:01.26

Women’s 200 meter butterfly
1. Ruan Yi (China) 2:12.19
2. Emily Pedrazzini (Australia) 2:12.91
3. Nicole Hunter (Australia) 2:13.41

Women’s 400 meter freestyle
1. Yang Yu (China) 4:09.53
2. Carla Guerts (Netherlands) 4:13.58
3. Stacey Houldsworth (Great Britain) 4:14.06

Men’s 200 meter freestyle
1. Leo Biggs (Australia) 1:47.99
2. Rick Say (Canada) 1:48.41
3. Federico Cappellazzo (Italy) 1:49.02

Men’s 100 meter breaststroke
1. Ed Moses (USA) 0:59.60
2. Morgan Knabe (Canada) 1:00.02
3. Chad Thomsen (Canada) 1:01.04

Men’s 100 meter butterfly
1. Mike Mintenko (Canada) 52.78
2. Shane Fielding (Australia) 53.45
3. Heath Ramsay (Australia) 54.37

Men’s 50 meter backstroke
1. Beau Mannix (Australia) 24.52
2. Sebastian Halgasch (Germany) 24.82
3. Bob Hayes (Canada) 25.60

Men’s 200 meter individual medley
1. Shane Fielding (Australia) 2:02.88
2. Joe Melton (USA) 2:03.12
3. Tobias Oriwol (Canada) 2:03.31

50 meter freestyle
1. Raphael De Thuin (Brazil) 22.47
2. David Jenkins (Australia) 22.55
3. Ryan Laurin (Canada) 22.57

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