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WR highlight successful rendezvous in Tokyo (JPN)
The seventh leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2013, on November 9-10 in Tokyo (JPN) was highly successful, producing four new World Records and three World Cup records. Individually, Yulia Efimova, from Russia, set a world mark in the women’s 50m breaststroke, while Australia was outstanding in the mixed relays. At the end of the two-day rendezvous, Katinka Hosszu (HUN) reinforced her lead of the third cluster and of the overall ranking of the competition.
On Day 1, The second World Cup of the session was obtained by Alicia Coutts, from Australia, in the women’s 100m butterfly – 55.30, better than the 55.46 set in November 2009 by her compatriot Felicity Galvez in Stockholm (SWE).
Australia continued to shine by improving the World Record in the mixed 4x50m medley relay, in a time of 1:37.84, faster than the previous best of 1:38.02 set also by the Australians in Singapore (SIN) on November 5. Katinka Hosszu established the most valuable performance of the day, clocking 2:04.52 in the women’s 200m IM (1001 points).
On Day 2, Yulia Efimova clocked 28.71 in the 50m breaststroke, bettering the previous WR set by Jessica Hardy (USA) in November 2009, in a time of 28.80. The remaining two WR of the competition were established by the mixed 4x50m free relay of Australia, first setting a new best mark of 1:31.13 in the heats and then further improving it on a 1:29.61 effort in the finals.
The FINA Swimming World Cup will conclude in Beijing (CHN), on November 13-14, 2013.