Katinka Hosszu shining bright in Moscow pool
Hungary's Katinka Hosszu, who is top of the rankings, outshone everyone as she continued her impressive run in Moscow adding five wins to her tally.
The 23-year-old swimmer finished the fourth stop in the Russian capital with a stunning 25th individual gold medal.And the World Cup all-rounder isn't going to slow down her pace.
Elsewhere, there was a lot to cheer about for the home fans as the highest ranked Russian in the competition, three-time world champion Stanislav Donets recovered from a shoulder injury to make an impressive comeback. The 29 year old outpaced the field in both the 50 and 100 metre backstroke events.
“After the first win it was even harder to compete on the second day. Lots of fans were expecting nothing more than another victory and I didn't want to let them down,” Donets said.
World record holder in the 100 metre butterfly Evgeny Korotyshkin clawed out a narrow win in a Russian duel with Nikolay Skvortsov proving his failure the previous day in the shorter distance was nothing more than a blip.
And the 29 year old says he's still seeking his form after the London Olympics.
“I took a break for a month and a half after the Olympics. So I didn't have much time for training. And I started competing straight away. However I'm satisfied with the results,” he stressed.
The Russians collected 20 medals at the home stage – more than any other nation. But that wasn't enough as Japan topped the overall rating with seven golds and twelve in total, while on-fire Hosszu was the reason Hungary finished second followed by Australia.
The World Cup now moves West with competitors diving into action in Berlin on October 20.