MOSCOW – A day after a four-gold outing, Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu returned with two more golds to run her final tally to six golds at the Salnikov Cup this weekend.
Katinka Hosszu captured her fifth gold of the meet, after a four-gold day yesterday, with a 4:27.18 in the women’s 400-meter IM. Yana Martynova placed second in 4:32.11 with Victoria Malyutina winding up third in 4:39.67.
Hosszu’s sixth gold medal of the meet came by way of a scorcher in the women’s 100-meter IM. She rocketed to a 57.89. That’s not her world-record speed of 56.70 from Worlds earlier this month, but it was more than enough tonight. Ganna Dzerkal took second in 1:00.72 with Daria Kartashova taking third in 1:00.73.
Vlad Morozov, fresh off a Russian record in the 100 IM, powered his way to 15th in the world in the men’s 100-meter breast with a 57.51. Oleg Kostin took second in 57.6 with Sergey Geybel earning third in 58.53.
Morozov doubled up with a 20.85 to win the men’s 50-meter free. That shot him up to fifth in the world rankings. Oleg Tikhobaev finished second in 21.27 with Evgeny Lagunov placing third in 21.46.
Femke Heemskerk, already ranked second in the world in the women’s 100-meter free with a 51.71 from Worlds, cruised to victory in the event this evening in 51.71. Compatriot Ranomi Kromowidjojo, the third-ranked swimmer in the world with a 51.47 from Worlds, took second in 52.35. Aliaksandra Herasimenia claimed third in 53.87.
Inge Dekker, ranked second in the world in the women’s 50-meter fly with a 24.59 from the World Cup circuit, topped the sprint fly tonight in 25.11. Rozaliya Nasretdinova finished second in 25.87 with Anastasia Lyazeva earning third in 26.29.
Danila Izotov, second in the world in the men’s 200-meter free with a 1:41.48 from the Russian Championships, snagged the title tonight in 1:42.22. Nikita Lobintsev placed second in 1:44.92, while Alexander Sukhorukov earned third in 1:44.94.
Moniek Nijhuis won the women’s 50-meter breast in 30.06. She’s been faster with a third-ranked 29.62 from Worlds. Valentina Artemyeva finished second tonight in 30.35 with Ganna Dzerkal claiming third in 30.37.
Yauhen Tsurkin, ranked seventh in the world in the men’s 100-meter fly with a 49.99 at Worlds, topped the event in 50.30. Evgeny Korotyshkin touched second in 50.69 with Nikolay Skvortsov placing third in 51.50.
Daria K. Ustinova picked up ninth in the world rankings in the women’s 100-meter back with a 57.29 for the win. Polina Lapshina touched second in 58.76 with Alexandra Papusha taking third in 59.54.
Vitaly Borisov earned the men’s 50-meter back title in 23.96 with Viktar Staselovich placing second in 24.11. Pavel Kosmynin finished third in 24.23. Maria Arsenyeva topped the women’s 200-meter fly in 2:12.28. Ekaterina Lvova finished second in 2:12.72 with Daria Budasova snaring third in 2:12.81.
Esmee Vermeulen won the women’s 400-meter free in 4:06.47 with Elena Sokolova taking second in 4:06.75. Anastasia Ivanenko placed third in 4:09.54. Maria Astashkina claimed the women’s 200-meter breast in 2:21.93. Ganna Dzerkal (2:22.50) and Vera Kalashnikova (2:25.02) rounded out the top three.
Martin Brzoskowski raced his way to the men’s 1500-meter free crown in 14:51.67. Sergiy Frolov took second in 14:55.95 with David Verraszto placing third in 15:03.80.
Evgeny Rylov captured the men’s 200-meter back in 1:53.47 with Dmitrii Gorbunov finishing second in 1:54.23. Dmitrii Maltcev wound up third in 1:54.77.
Nadezhda Vinyukova (27.42), Evgeny Korotyshkin (22.87), Anton Chupkov (26.99) and Rozaliya Nasretdinova (24.41) closed out the meet with a winning time of 1:41.69 in the mixed 200-meter medley relay.
Alexander Popkov (24.60), Anastasia Lyazeva (26.26), Kirill Prigoda (26.26) and Daria Kartashova (24.64) finished second in 1:41.76, while Aliaksandra Herasimenia (26.95), Yauhen Tsurkin (22.24), Alina Zmushka (31.11) and Artyom Machekin (21.69) placed third in 1:41.99.