Swimming: Chad le Clos, Katinka Hosszu to wrap up successful World Cup in S'pore

Olympic and world champion Chad le Clos is looking forward to wrapping up what has been a successful Fina/Mastbank Swimming World Cup for him this weekend at the OCBC Aquatic Centre.

The South African, who was the top-ranked male swimmer last year, currently leads the men's rankings with 414 points, ahead of Hungary's Daniel Gyurta, who has 293 points.

At the Kallang Wave Mall for the pre-event press conference on Friday afternoon, le Clos, 22, said: "It's always excellent to be back in Singapore. It's been a long series for me, really tiring, really hard, but hopefully I can keep winning here."

The meet takes place from Nov 1-2. It is the final leg of the seven-stop World Cup series, a short-course swimming championship. The series began on Aug 27 in Doha, before making stops in Dubai, Hong Kong, Moscow, Beijing and Tokyo.

Also set to reclaim top spot in the women's rankings is Hungarian Katinka Hosszu. The 25-year-old is on 889 points, way ahead of second-placed Inge Dekker who has 330 points.

Local swimmers such as Tao Li, Russell Ong and Danny Yeo are also set to compete in the Singapore leg.

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