Doha set to host second leg of FINA World Cup

DOHA, The second leg of FINA World Cup 2018 will take place in Doha from Thursday to Saturday.

The Qatar Swimming Association (QSA) will hold a press conference on Wednesday to brief media on the arrangements for event.

The press conference will be attended by the QSA President Khaleel Al Jabir.

Over 100 swimmers representing 20 countries, with almost all the prominent names in the sport have confirmed their participation for the Doha leg (long course), which will take place at Doha’s state-of-the-art aquatic centre.

Olympic and World Champion Le Clos �the last year’s overall winner at FINA World Cup � will continue his love affair with Doha where he picked six medals including four gold medals last year. Russian world record holder Vladimir Morozov and his compatriot Kirill Prigoda will join the South African maestro in men’s battles.

American Michael Andrew, who won four titles at the US Nationals this year and Aussie Mitchell Larkin have also confirmed their participation.

The women line-up also offers a treat for fans as Sweden’s Sjostrom � the last year’s overall winner � and Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu, famous as the ‘Iron Lady’ will also return to Doha, promising top-notch action.

Hosszu’s compatriot Zsuzsanna Jakabos, Dutchwoman Ranomi Kromowidjojo and China’s Yifan Yang are among the other female stars who will also be seen in action in Doha.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee