Sjostrom, Hosszu Among Stars Confirmed For 1st Stop of FINA World Cup

2018 FINA World Cup – Leg 1

Several prominent names have been confirmed by FINA for the opening leg of the 2018 World Cup in Kazan, including current LCM world record holders Sarah Sjostrom and Katinka Hosszu. This stop, along with the second leg in Doha, will both be raced long course metres, with the rest of the circuit being contested the traditional short course.

Sjostrom and Hosszu went 1-2 on the women’s side in World Cup points last year, and 3rd place finisher Ranomi Kromowidjojo, along with the men’s top-3 in Chad Le ClosVlad Morozov and Kirill Prigoda will also be in attendance in Kazan.

Other notable names slated to compete include American Michael Andrew, who’s coming off a breakout summer where he won four U.S. National titles and followed up with a Pan Pac gold medal in the 50 free, and Russian Yuliya Efimova, who’s the fastest woman in the world this year in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke.

Confirmed Swimmers For Kazan:

Entries for the event will be available closer to the competition.

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Bear drinks beer

I’m most interested in whether Michael Andrew can challenge Chad and Vlad for overall title.

Bear drinks beer

Or ‘whether Chad and Vlad can challenge Michael Andrew for overall title’.😆


Katinka Hosszu is back to business. What’s the good use of these cheap with tough competition meets like Mare Nostrum and European Championships?


well , preparing the summer big meets i suppose ….

Philip Johnson

Wished more big named Americans showed.


Busy training for when it really matters


Right. Obviously Sjostrom and Hosszu have never showed up big when it really mattered. It’s not like over the past two world championships and the rio games they broke individual lc word records a total of 7 times between the two of them or anything… In all seriousness just trying to point out that there is more than one path to success


Every swimmer trains differently

running start to touch backstroke flags

Saw Tom “beefyT” Sheilds in Doha last year. He was the only American there. It was SCM. Most these meets are so not many yanks..

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