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).