Ceccon, Meilutyte, Barthel and other European stars set for Berlin World Cup

The Fina World Cup is the first major event for most athletes since Roma 2022 – LEN

A host of Europe’s best swimmers (21-23 Oct) and divers (20-23 Oct) will unite in Germany for their respective FINA World Cup events in Berlin this week.

World record holder Thomas Ceccon of Italy will be among the leading names in action in the first leg of the Fina Swimming World Cup in the Germany capital.

He is joined by a strong European men’s field which includes countryman and world champion Nicolo Martinenghi, Olympic gold medallist Florian Wellbrock (Germany) and fellow distance specialist Mykhailo Romanchuk (Ukraine), as well as Yohan Ndoye-Brouard of France.

On the women’s side Marrit Steenbeergen of the Netherlands, who won a stunning haul of seven medals (four gold) at Roma 2022, will look to continue her impressive year, as will 16-year-old rising star Lana Pudar.

Other major medal-winning ones-to-watch include Analia Pigree (France), Louise and Sophie Hansson (Sweden), Anastasia Gorbenko (Israel), Isabel Gose (Germany) and Ruta Meilutyte (Lithuania).

French duo Analia Pigree and Yohan Ndoye-Brouard won breakthrough backstroke golds at the LEN Roma 2022 European Championships – LEN.

Many of Europe’s leading divers are continuing their build up to the new season with training camps, but among those who will take to the boards in Berlin are German European medallists Elena Wassen, Timo Barthel and Jaden Eikermann.

While the diving competition is a stand-alone competition, the swimmers will then head to Toronto, Canada (28-30 Oct) for the second leg of the Fina Swimming World Cup, before the concluding event in Indianapolis, USA, (3-5 Nov).

You will be able to follow the best of the action via @LenAquatics social media channels!