In Moscow starts the world Cup in swimming

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Russian national team on swimming after a successful performance at the world championship on water sports in Budapest starts at the home world Cup stage in Moscow.

The event was hosted by the pool «Olympic» in the period from 2 to 3 August.

The new format is short

Unlike the world championship in Budapest, the competition for the world Cup are held in 25-metre pool. In recent years, with short to long the water phases were transferred just prior to the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. «There will be more twists and turns, short water, it will be difficult to switch,» admitted Anton Chuprov that in Budapest, he won gold in the 200m breaststroke.

At the Moscow stage of the world Cup will not play Evgeny Rylov, who won in Budapest in the 200m backstroke, bronze medal in the combined relay race Daniil Pakhomov, who will undergo surgery on his knee, winner of the 2013 world championship in the relay swimming Daria Ustinova, Victoria Andreeva and the leader of the Junior Russian national team Clement Kolesnikov, who broke into the Budapest world record in his age at the distance of 200 m backstroke and staying in Hungary, in a step from medals.

Will perform in Moscow the five-time world champion Yuliya Efimova, as well as the current world Cup winner Vladimir Morozov, who will be announced at four distances. «In Moscow I will travel a distance of 50 m back, 100 m breaststroke, 100 m complex, 50 m front crawl», he said.

Hossa again in Moscow

Even at the press conference, Morozov said that it will be interesting to watch the competition on stage in Moscow, not least because this year’s tournament is held in a new format. At each stage of the rotation will be on the distances, with one swimmer can start only on four. That is, for Moscow, Morozov’s the maximum set of types a program.

«Only, for example, if I Katinka Hossu and can ready to sail any more, why should this opportunity be restricted?» — said Morozov at a press conference. Executive Director of the International swimming Federation (FINA) Cornel Marculescu in response, said that the results of the Moscow stage of the Federation once again will analyse the current situation with the new format.

Previously, FINA had to listen to a lot of criticism from multiple and the current holders of the world Cup prune the Screen Hossu, who also arrived in Moscow. «Innovative idea from FINA?! A maximum of four starts for the swimmer at one stage of the world Cup. Congratulations, FINA, you can be sure that I will not be able to swim and win more this year. That’s all you did» — was indignant Hossa right after it was announced the decision.

In Moscow Hossu, as well as Olympic champion Lithuanian Ruta Malachite and world record holder in the breaststroke event, the Dane Rikke Pedersen Melle flew from Budapest one Board with the national team of Russia, which on tribunes «Olympic» will probably be a lot of fans. From them there was no release already on the autograph session after the press conference opening. Autographs were handed out and the head coach of Russian national team Sergey Kolmogorov. «I only record books as the Professor sign it,» — he admitted.

After the Moscow swimmers will go on to the next stages of the tournament in Berlin (August 6-7) and the Dutch Eindhoven (11-12 August). The remaining stages will be held in Asia — Hong Kong (30 September — 1 October), Doha (October 4-5), Beijing (November 10-11), Tokyo (November 14-15) and Singapore (18-19 November).