Katinka Hosszu led all swimmers in Tokyo with $14,500 in prize money, followed closely by Alia Atkinson’s $13,500.
Katinka Hosszu and Vladimir Morozov still lead the series and cluster points after Tokyo, but second-place swimmers Alia Atkinson and Daiya Seto each racked up big point totals and are in line for sizable cluster 3 bonuses.
After narrowing in on the 50 breast World Record last week, Atkinson finally had a breakthrough in today’s race.
After setting the 100 SCM fly WJR just yesterday, Japanese teenager Rikako Ikee has punched her name down for two more WJR’s– this time in the 50 SCM fly and 100 SCM IM.
Up until this point of the series, the 100 fly had been dominated by Jeanette Ottesen and Katinka Hosszu. In Tokyo, however, Team USA’s Kelsi Worrell took control of the race, picking up her first gold of the 2016 World Cup series.
To help mitigate the rising expenses across venues of all sports, a Tokyo committee is suggesting that the Olympic aquatic events be held in the existing Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center, but not all involved agree.
Rikako Ikee’s speed shows no signs of slowing down, as the 16-year-old Japanese swimmer scored a new WJR in Tokyo today.
With just over $15,000 in prize money in Singapore, Katinka Hosszu has passed the $200,000-mark in money earned on the 2016 World Cup series. There are two meets yet to go, along with final points bonuses of up to $100,000.
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Singapore’s Lionel Khoo clocked two national records while competing on his home turf.
Romachuk completed his sweep of the distance races in today’s 1500 free. His 14:15.49 in that race crushed the previous World Cup Record of 14:27.65 set by Italy’s Gregorio Paltrinieri in 2013.
2013 and 2015 World Champion Daiya Seto leads a Japanese team of 39 in their hosted Asian Swimming Championships next month.
At the last 5 World Cup meets in a row, Ottesen had picked up gold in the 100 fly, but Hosszu edged her out by hundredths this time with a 56.02 to Ottesen’s 56.08.
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