Cseh, Hosszu Among Headliners at 2015 Salnikov Cup In Russia

2015 Salnikov Cup

Hungarian world champs Laszlo Cseh and Katinka Hosszu will be among the swimmers chasing bonuses at this weekend’s Salnikov Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The 2015 Salnikov Cup will take place on Friday, December 18 and Saturday, December 19, with the Russian Swimming Federation touting over 250 athletes set to compete for large cash bonuses in 32 different events.

The Russian Swimming Federation’s press release lists Cseh and Hosszu as participants, along with home-nation heroes Sergey Fesikov, Andrey Grechin, Evgeny Rylov, Anastasia Fesikova, and Veronika Popova, along with Hungary’s Evelyn Verraszto, Australian Bobby Hurley and Belarus’s Aleksandra Gerasimenya.

The daily event order:

Friday:

  • M 100 free
  • W 200 free
  • M 50 breast
  • W 100 breast
  • M 200 IM
  • W 100 fly
  • M 100 back
  • W 50 back
  • M 200 fly
  • M 400 free
  • W 50 free
  • M 200 breast
  • W 800 free
  • W 200 back
  • M 50 fly
  • Mixed 4×100 free relay

Saturday:

  • W 100 free
  • M 200 free
  • W 50 breast
  • M 100 breast
  • W 200 IM
  • M 100 fly
  • W 100 back
  • M 50 back
  • W 200 fly
  • W 400 free
  • M 50 free
  • W 200 breast
  • M 1500 free
  • M 200 back
  • W 50 fly
  • Mixed 4×50 medley relay

Prize Money System

Each event gives out money for the top 3 finishers:

  • 1st: 40,000 rubles (~$563 in U.S. Dollars)
  • 2nd: 25,000 rubles (~$352 USD)
  • 3rd: 15,000 rubles (~$211 USD)

Every event is tallied in FINA points, with the top male and female swim earning a bonus.

  • FINA points bonus: 300,000 rubles (~$4,224 USD)

Certain records also garner bonuses.

  • Russian record: 40,000 rubles (~$563 USD) – available only to Russian athletes
  • European record: 80,000 rubles (~1,126 USD)
  • World record: 300,000 rubles (~$4,224 USD)

The Russian swimming press release is here.

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Coach Mike 1952

Looking through the results, I do not believe Laszlo made it to St. Pete.

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