Duel In The Pool, Day 1: Europeans Lead USA 68 to 54

Spain's Mireia Belmonte [Photo: Patrick B Kraemer]

The 2013 Speedo Duel in the Pool, Tollcross International, Glasgow. Old World 68; New World 54 after Day 1. The USA has never lost a duel before. Europe has a chance to change that in Scotland. If European men got the better of the Americans in the 100m free, then Europe’s women took all top four places in the 400m free, with Katie Ledecky back in 6th for the upset of the day. Leading the European charge was one of the stars of world swimming in 2013, Mireia Belmonte (ESP), with wins in there 400m medley and the 400m freestyle

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The 2013 Speedo Duel in the Pool, Tollcross International, Glasgow. Old World 68; New World 54 after Day 1. The USA has never lost a duel before. Europe has a chance to change that in Scotland. If European men got the better of the Americans in the 100m free, then Europe’s women took all top four places in the 400m free, with Katie Ledecky back in 6th for the upset of the day. Leading the European charge was one of the stars of world swimming in 2013, Mireia Belmonte (ESP), with wins in there 400m medley and the 400m freestyle

Comments

D. Rigaud

Hello !
“As there are 131 points available…”
No, there are 262 points, half is 131.
So the first team with 132 points is the winner

miu

RELAYS?

Craig Lord

Yes, they held them… see report for names, splits, times etc.

Craig Lord

Hello ! Ha ha… I took that from the official site … should have checked whether they had their own rules right 🙂 I’ve amended the words to suit the truth 🙂 Thanks

Mike

Why do I have this sinking feeling (no pun intended!) that TEAM USA is going to lose this thing?

I guess it will come down to a pair of relays at the end of Day 2 – winners’ take all points.

Go, TEAM USA!

Ben

Anyone from swimvortex at the pool? I watched the event live in Glasgow and some really interesting races tonight. Roar for MJ was fabulous

aswimfan

I really can’t decide who is the iron woman of the year: MIreia Belmonte or Hosszu?

SwimFanFinland

Ben, the roar for MJ from the TV commentators on Sky Sports quite impressive also. 🙂

ASwimFan raised a valid point. I’d still say that Hosszu. That’s very easy to dispute though. Belmonte has contantly produced fantastic swims since Barcelona.

I hope Ledecky feels better today.

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