Trojans Set For World Championships In Barcelona|
July 25, 2013
Former USC NCAA champions and international stars Vladimir Morozov, Katinka Hosszu and Ous Mellouli will be joined by a host of current Trojans - including returning All-Americans Dimitri Colupaev, Cristian Quintero, Stina Gardell, Lynette Lim and Kasia Wilk - for the indoor swimming portion of the 2013 FINA World Swimming Championships, July 28-Aug. 4, in Barcelona, Spain.
Another recent grad and recent NCAA title winner, Haley Anderson, joined Mellouli to kick off the Worlds with gold medals in the women's and men's 5K on July 20 while Mellouli followed with a bronze in the 10K two days later.
Colupaev, a rising senior, and Quintero, a rising junior, were, with Morozov, part of USC's NCAA title in the 400y free relay in March and integral in USC's fourth-place finish at the championships.
Colupaev (Germany) is set to race in the 100m and 200m free while Quintero (Venezuela) has qualifying times in the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m free. Both are likely relay swimmers as well.
Gardell (Sweden), who will be a senior this fall, will swim in both the 200m and 400m IM. Wilk, a rising sophomore swimming for Poland, is set to compete in the 50m and 100m free, while senior-to-be Lim, representing Singapore, qualified in the 200m and 400m free.
Rising sophomore Joanna Stenkvist will swim for Sweden in the 100m and 200m back. Incoming freshman Chelsea Chenault, who helped the U.S. win gold in the 800m free relay at the recent World University Games, will race in the relay again in Barcelona.
Mellouli (Tunisia) will look to add to his medal haul in the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m free. Morozov (Russia), the 2013 NCAA champion and 2013 WUGs gold medalist in the 50 and 100 free, will swim both in Barcelona in addition to, potentially, the 50m and 100m back and the 50m breast, plus relay work.
Hosszu posted qualifying times in an amazing 14 individual events: all five freestyle events, the 50m, 100m and 200m in the back and fly, the 200m and 400m IM and the 200m breast. Likely candidates for her schedule include both medleys, the 200m fly, free and back, but Hosszu is a stallion in the pool and could easily swim more.
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