Morozov, Sjostrom Cruise Over $100K In World Cup Winnings In Budapest



  • September 7-9, Kazan, Russia (50m)
  • September 13-15, Doha, Qatar (50m)
  • September 28-30, Eindhoven, Netherlands (25m)
  • October 4-6, Budapest, Hungary (25m)
  • November 2-4, Beijing, China (25m)
  • November 9-11, Tokyo, Japan (25m)
  • November 15-17, Singapore (25m)

Vladimir Morozov leads all earners on the 2018 World Cup tour, hauling in $113,900 over the first four stops. His $50,000 bonus for winning cluster 2 put him well over that mark, and earned him a more-than-$54,000 lead in the money lists.

On the women’s side, Sarah Sjostrom only earned a $30,000 bonus for finishing third in the cluster, but it was enough to crack six figures. She sits at $108,900 for the tour so far, about $25,000 ahead of Katinka Hosszu.

Cluster 2 Winners


  1. Morozov – $50,000
  2. Santos – $35,000
  3. Seto* – $30,000
  4. Prigoda* – $20,000
  5. Larkin* – $10,000
  6. Le Clos – $5,000
  7. Pieroni – $4,000
  8. Lima**- $3,000

*Settled by tie: highest FINA point swim (Seto 978, Prigoda 972, Larkin 937)

**Settled by tie: highest FINA point swim (Lima 943, Irie 923, Horton 903)


  1. Wang – $50,000
  2. Atkinson – $35,000
  3. Sjostrom – $30,000
  4. Efimova – $20,000
  5. Hosszu – $10,000
  6. Kromowidjojo – $5,000
  7. Seebohm – $4,000
  8. Dahlia*** – $3,000

***Settled by tie: highest FINA point swim (Dahlia 987, Baker 964)


Event Prizes

Prize money is given to the top 6 in each individual event:

  • Gold: $1500
  • Silver: $1000
  • Bronze: $500
  • 4th: $400
  • 5th: $300
  • 6th: $200

Prize money is also given to the top 3 mixed relay teams (though no series points are earned).

  • Gold: $3000
  • Silver: $2000
  • Bronze: $1000

In our money lists, we’ve given each relay member one quarter of that money, which amounts to $750 for a win, $500 for second and $250 for third.

World Record Bonuses

Each world record is worth a $10,000 bonus.

Cluster Bonuses

The 9-meet series is broken into 3 clusters. Each cluster awards bonuses for the top 8 athletes in points over those three meets. An athlete must swim all meets in the cluster to earn a cluster bonus:

  • 1st: $50,000
  • 2nd: $35,000
  • 3rd: $30,000
  • 4th: $20,000
  • 5th: $10,000
  • 6th: $5,000
  • 7th: $4,000
  • 8th: $3,000

Series Bonuses

And the series as a whole will give out bonuses to the top 3 men and women in total series points:

  • 1st: $150,000
  • 2nd: $100,000
  • 3rd: $50,000

2018 World Cup Money List

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2 years ago

how much after taxes…

Coach John
Reply to  Swimming4silver
2 years ago

isn’t that dependant on the country of the person receiving the cash?

Reply to  Coach John
2 years ago

so vlad pays US taxes?

Reply to  Swimming4silver
2 years ago

He’s a Russian, born and raised. I think he only swam in the US for high school and uni.

Reply to  Swimming4silver
2 years ago

They pay taxes based on the country they earned the money in

Reply to  Pvdh
2 years ago

If you’re interested in reading more…we actually have a very good article from Josh Bratter on this topic in the upcoming issue of SwimSwam Magazine.

2 years ago

Michael Andrew at $50K plus already… I wouldn’t hate for that to be my payout over a couple months of racing at age 19.

2 years ago

Is the 82 points advantage against Wang Jianjiahe enough for Sarah Sjostrom to win world cup. It is 27 points for each remaining stop. Not that much if to remember that each world record earns 20 points plus gives at least 6 points advantage in stop bonus points.
And Wang Jianjiahe looks very consistent with her races all season long from PSS stop in March when we first saw her with 4:03 and 8:18 through the Asian Games and at this European cluster of World Cup. I won’t be surprised if she improves her personal best (that is world record) in 400 at least once and that she breaks Belmonte’s world record in 800 that she approached very closely… Read more »

Reply to  Yozhik
2 years ago

I doubt very much a young swimmer like Wang will be able to keep WR form for two whole months. Was probably tapered for the races in Europe, while Sjostrom will likely taper in some capacity for Asia for a big pay day as she probably won’t be going to SC Worlds.

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