Swimming: Stars come out to play at Fina World Cup as haze stays away

Australia's Emily Seebohm (centre) posing for a selfie after winning the gold in the women's 100m backstroke with silver medallist Katinka Hosszu of Hungary (left) and bronze medallist Missy Franklin of the US (right), at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on O
Australia's Emily Seebohm (centre) posing for a selfie after winning the gold in the women's 100m backstroke with silver medallist Katinka Hosszu of Hungary (left) and bronze medallist Missy Franklin of the US (right), at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on Oct 4, 2015.ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI
South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh celebrating after winning the men's 100m breaststroke at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on Oct 4, 2015.
South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh celebrating after winning the men's 100m breaststroke at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on Oct 4, 2015. ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI
Singaporean swimmer Danny Yeo competing in the 200m freestyle event at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on Oct 4, 2015. He finished joint-second.
Singaporean swimmer Danny Yeo competing in the 200m freestyle event at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on Oct 4, 2015. He finished joint-second. ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI
Singaporean swimmer Quah Zheng Wen on his way to claiming a silver in the men's 100m butterfly at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on Oct 4, 2015. He also earned a silver in the men's 50m backstroke.
Singaporean swimmer Quah Zheng Wen on his way to claiming a silver in the men's 100m butterfly at the OCBC Aquatic Centre on Oct 4, 2015. He also earned a silver in the men's 50m backstroke. ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

SINGAPORE - Day 2 of the Fina Swimming World Cup Singapore leg proceeded as planned, as fans got a taste of world class swimming action at the OCBC Aquatic Centre.

Saturday's evening session had been cancelled due to the escalating haze crisis. But the smog cleared up on Sunday, and a total of 15 races proceeded uninterrupted in the evening.

Highlights included the women's 100m backstroke, which Australia's reigning world champion Emily Seebohm won in 58.72 seconds. Runner-up Katinka Hosszu came in at 1min 0.07sec, ahead of United States' four-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin (1:00.73).

South Africa's Olympic champion Cameron van der Burgh also thrilled the crowd, winning the 100m breaststroke in 59.38sec. He finished ahead of American Kevin Cordes (1:00.81) and China's Li Xiang (1:01.31).

There was joy for Singapore's swimmers too. Danny Yeo finished joint-second in the men's 200m freestyle, while team-mate Quah Zheng Wen bagged two silvers (100m butterfly, 50m back).

Singapore is the fifth stop of the eight-legged World Cup series, and the third and final stop of Cluster 2, which includes the last two races in Hong Kong and Beijing. Van der Burgh was crowned men's winner of Cluster 2, while Hosszu won the women's award. They each received US$50,000 ($71,620).