Watch race highlights from the 2018 FINA World Cup in Budapest, Hungary. Featured performances include a trio of World Records from Alia Atkinson, Nicholas Santos, and Jianjiahe Wang.
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.
World record-setters Wang Jianjiahe, Alia Atkinson and Nicholas Santos put up the most World Cup points of any swimmers in Budapest, with Morozov and Wang winning Cluster 2. Morozov still leads the men’s points, while Sarah Sjostrom remains the women’s leader for the series.
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Two world records and a pair of #2 swims of all-time highlighted an incredibly fast final session at the FINA World Cup stop in Budapest.
Alia Atkinson lowered her own SCM world record in the women’s 50 breaststroke down to 28.56 in Budapest.
Nicholas Santos broke the 2009 world record in the men’s SCM 50 fly in a blistering 21.75.
Kelsi Dahlia swam the 2nd-fastest SCM 100 fly ever to lower her own American Record and also break Sarah Sjostrom’s World Cup Record.
16-year-old Wang Jianjiahe swam a time of 7:59.44 in the women’s SCM 800 freestyle to fall just one tenth of a second off of the world record.
Katinka Hosszu continued her strong performances in Budapest with two top seeds at day 3 prelims.
Alia Atkinson was victorious over Yuliya Efimova in the women’s 100 breaststroke on day 2 of the FINA World Cup in Budapest.
Blake Pieroni tied Ian Crocker’s 2004 American Record in the men’s SCM 100 freestyle in a time of 46.25 at the FINA World Cup in Budapest.
Wang Lizhuo broke his own Chinese National Record in the men’s 50 breast final in Budapest.
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