Doha, September 29 (QNA) – The Organizing Committee of the prestigious FINA airweave Swimming World Cup 2016 has intensified its managerial and technical arrangements to host the prestigious event in October. The finest swimmers from around the world will hit the pool when the FINA airweave Swimming World Cup 2016 begins at the Hamad Aquatic Centre in Doha on October 8.
The two-day event will see newly-crowned Olympic champions take to the waters in Doha, following their successes at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. FINA Swimming World Cup winners and reigning FINA Swimmers of the Year, Chad Le Clos (RSA) and Katinka Hossz (HUN) will once again compete in Doha. Le Clos battled hard in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and took home two silver medals in the 200m freestyle and 100m butterfly.
Hossz won incredible three gold medals and one silver medal along with setting a new world record at Rio Olympics. Chad Le Clos recorded amazing performances at Hamad Aquatic Centre in 2014 and 2015.
At the FINA Swimming World Cup in August 2014, he took home gold in the 50m and 100m butterfly, his signature events, as well as the 100m freestyle. Katinka also has a storied history in the FINA Swimming World Cup, and broke two world records and a championship record in the 2014 edition alone.
Among other world swimming stars participating in Doha are Australians Brittany Elmslie and Madeline Groves who took home the gold medal in a stunning 4x100m freestyle relay final in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Rikke Miller Pedersen (Denmark), World record holder in 200m breaststroke is also expected to compete, as well as 100m breaststroke world record holder Alia Atkinson (Jamaica) and former world record holder Roland Schoeman (South Africa).