Hosszu Hauls In 5 More Golds To Close 2016 FINA World Cup – Hong Kong


Several of the best swimmers from around the globe were in Hong Kong this weekend, as they gathered for the final stop of the 2016 FINA World Cup series. Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu finished her dominant World Cup performance with 5 more golds.

On the final day of competition, Hosszu brought in 2 IM victories, swimming to a 58.21 in the 100 IM and a 4:28.50 in the 400 IM. She also took home gold medals from the 100 back (56.30), 200 fly (2:06.09), and 400 free (4:05.31).

Hosszu picked up a 6th medal in the 100 free, where she hit the wall in 52.76 for silver behind Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen (52.46). Ottesen went on to claim double gold with her 25.65 victory in the 50 fly.

On the men’s side, points leader Vlad Morozov picked up his final gold in the 50 free. In that race, he posted a 21.26 to get to the wall ahead of British sprinter Ben Proud (21.33) and South Africa’s Chad Le Clos (21.45) who held 2nd in the overall points battle. Le Clos won the 100 fly earlier in the session, breaking 50 seconds with his 49.52.

The Ukraine’s Mykhailo Romanchuk completed his sweep of the 1500 free at all 3 stops of the final cluster. Today, he came within 3 seconds of his own World Cup record, winning the race in 14:18.53

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bobo gigi
6 years ago

Very good second place for Brooke Forde in the 400 IM in 4.29.66. Probably the best performance of the entire young US squad in these last 2 world cups.

Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

Sierra Schmidt did a very good job as well in the 800 and 400.

Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

Agreed on Brooke’s 400im. Great race. Meehan at Stanford will enjoy her beginning next year. But 14 years old Regan Smith was excellent too. Made four finals and missed several others by hundredths of a second. Had really impressive 2:04.77 in the 200 back and 58.13 in 100 Back. Other races like 100/200 free and 100 Fly were great too. She ranks, at 14, very high in many all time 18 & under SCM races according to USA swimming stats. Bet we see her on the National Team next year. A great deal of continued improvement ahead. Will be fun to track.

Reply to  Jake
6 years ago

I agree with this. To see streaming video with 14 year old between Hosszu and Seehbom was interesting and amusing. She didn’t show nerves although they handled her each time. She will strengthen over the next years and challenge even more. Her temperament and skills are excellent combination.

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