Doha All Set To Host FINA Airweave World Cup

Doha, - 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.

After an incredible 2015 season that saw world records tumble across the board, Qatar will once again host the world class event.

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.

Swimming fans young and old alike can expect to see breath taking performances, shattered world records and intense competitions over the two days of swimming action.

Fans are in for a special treat as 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 - a result he will definitely be looking to build on in Doha.

Hossz? won an incredible three gold medals and one silver medal as we all as set a new world record and an Olympic record in Rio. These Olympic champions are sure to make this year's edition a sight to see.

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.

Other swimming stars that will head to Doha for the meet 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. World record holder in the 200m breaststroke Rikke M?ller Pedersen from Denmark is also expected to compete as well as 100m breaststroke world record holder Alia Atkinson from Jamaica and former world record holder Roland Schoeman from South Africa.

Source: Qatar News Agency