Katinka Hosszu starts in 7 finals at FINA World Cup Moscow, day 1

2016 FINA World Cup Moscow

The third stop of the 2016 FINA World Cup tour kicks off today in Moscow, Russia – it is the last competition of the first cluster.

Katinka Hosszu is entered again in the entire lineup, though that doesn’t necessarily mean she’ll contest all 17 races. The lineup includes 50-, 100- and 200-meter swims in fly, back and breast, 100-, 200- and 400-meter IMs and 50-, 100-, 200-, 400- and 800-meter freestyles for women.

Vladimir Morozov (RUS) will take on the 50 free, 100 free, 100 back and 100 IM. In the IM, he’s set world records at both of the World Cup stops so far.

Moscow will wrap up the first cluster of the tour, with the top 6 men and top 6 women in series points all earning big bonuses. Here’s the current top 10, with swimmers not on the Moscow entry lists put in italics, and those in line for cluster bonuses in bold:


1 Katinka Hosszu 129
2 Alia Atkinson 76
3 Daryna Zevina 45
3 Jeanette Ottesen 45
5 Emily Seebohm 33
6 Franziska Hentke 24
6 Yulia Efimova 24
8 Katie Meili 21
8 Leah Neale 21
8 Madelin Groves 21
8 Miho Takahashi 21


1 Vlad Morozov 86
2 Chad le Clos 60
3 Philip Heintz 54
4 Cameron van der Burgh 48
5 Bobby Hurley 27
5 Kirill Prigoda 27
5 Mitch Larkin 27
8 Andrii Govorov 24
9 Pavel Sankovich 21
10 James Guy 18
10 Jeremy Stravius 18
10 Jordan Pothain 18

A huge Russian contingent will race in Moscow. The big Russian roster will give this meet a much fuller feel than the past few World Cup stops, where several events haven’t even had enough entries to require morning heats.

Adam Barrett touched in 47,72 in the 100m freestyle and is the #1 seed for finals. Vladimir Morozov will be in the second seed tonight in 47,86, he set the fastest SC time in 2016 with a 45,57 at the World Cup in Chartres last weekend. Michael Andrew clocked a 50,62 – that is 30th place. In Chartres and Berlin he was able to get a spot in the final. He finished in Chartres in 49,50 and in Berlin in 49,56 in the finals.

Daria Ustinova (RUS) set herself up as the #1 seed for the women’s 200 m freestyle final, she clocked a 1:57,61. Another Russian swimmer, Irina Prikhodko will be in the second seed tonight (1:58,46). Katinka Hosszu took the 5th seed in 1:59,29.

Top seed in the 50m breaststroke is Kirill Prigoda (RUS) in 26,61 ahead of Cameron van der Burgh (RSA) in 26,94. Michael Andrew clocked a 27,01 – that is the 5th place after prelims.

Rie Kaneto (JPN) took the top spot for the women’s 100m breaststroke final with a 1:06,03 ahead of Breeja Larson (USA) in 1:06,07. Katie Meili (USA) came in with the 3rd fastest time in 1:06,19.

Top-seeded in the women’s 100m fly is Jeanette Ottesen (DEN), she finished in 57,62, second fastest into the final is Russia’s Natalia Lovtcova (CLB – note: Russian Club swimmer) in 59,16. Ottesen sits first in the world ranking in 55,86.

16-year-old Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS) set the the fastest time in the men’s 100m backstroke in 52,25, followed by Bobby Hurley (AUS) in 52,37. The World Junior Record (SC) is held by Robert Glinta (ROU) in 50,77.

The top seed in the women’s 50m backstroke is Daryna Zevina (UKR) who hit the wall in a time of 26,97. The next-fastest swim in the morning heats came from Australia’s Emily Seebohm in 27,19

Top-seeded in the men’s 200m fly is Nikolay Savortsov (RUS) he finished in 1:57,00 ahead of China’s Yun Hao in 1:57,44.

Relatively slow were the women’s 200m IM prelims: World record holder (200m IM SC: 2:01,86) Katinka Hosszu touched in 2:11,25 the #1 seed for finals. Hannah Miley (GBR) will be in the second seed tonight in 2:12,13.

James Guy (GBR)  touched in 3:51,41 in the 400m freeystyle the #1 seed for finals. Ernest Maksumov (CLB – note: Russian swim club) be in the second seed tonight in 3:52,13.

Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen took the top seed this morning in the 50m freestyle in 24,67 ahead of Natalia Lovtcova (CLB) in 24,70. USA’s Katie Meili also made it into the final in 25,05.

Two Russian Club swimmers  finished with the top times this morning in the 200m breastroke: Mikhail Dorinov clocked a 2:06,66 ahead of Rustam Gadirov in 2:06,86. Russian’s Kirill Prigoda set the third fastest time in 2:07,34 and Germany’s Marco Koch finished in 2::07,62 – in Berlin, he clocked a 2:01,92 in the final.

The top seed in the men’s 100m IM is world record holder Vladimir Morozov (RUS) who hit the wall in a time of 53,81. The next-fastest swim in the morning heats came from USA’s Michael Andrew in 53,99.

Adam Barrett (GBR) set himself up as the #1 seed for the men’s 50 m butterfly final, he clocked a 23,02. Chad le Clos will be in the second seed in 23,06. Michael Andrew came in with the 9th fastest time in 23,61 and Tim Philips (USA) finishet 10th in 23,66. In Berlin, it took a 23,51 to make the final, in Moscow a 23,54 – Andrew was on the 10th place in Berlin after the morning heats in a time of 23,54.



FINA World Cup Schedule 2016

August 26-27Chartres (FRA)Doha (QAT)
August 30-31 – Berlin (GER) -September 1Dubai (UAE)
September 03-04 – Moscow (RUS)
September 30 – October 1 – Beijing (CHN)
October 4-5– Dubai (UAE)
October 8-9 – Doha (QAT)
October 21-22 – Singapore (SIN)
October 25-26 – Tokyo (JPN)
October 29-30 – Hong Kong (HKG)

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At this point Michael Andrew isnt 12 anymore. Being 17 and making world cup finals shouldnt be a big deal for him. I would think all USA professional swimmers should make finals in their primary events.


He’s tailed off a little bit if we’re being honest. His 100 breast at OT was amazing, don’t get me wrong, but still.


Did morozov tie the WR again?

Barnacle Boy

No he was 53+


why is Michael Andrew the headline for this article?

Irish Ringer

Did they change the headline because now it reads “Katinka Hosszu starts in 7 finals at FINA World Cup Moscow, day 1”

I’m guessing the reason he’s mentioned so much is he’s one of, if not the only American male swimming in most of these events. I agree his performances aren’t that great, but I do find myself wondering how he’s doing.


Tim Phillips is there



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