For the 6th consecutive year, Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu has won the FINA World Cup title in runaway fashion, with Russia’s Vladimir Morozov getting his first win on the men’s side.
Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu finished her dominant World Cup performance with 5 more golds.
Morozov picked up 2 medals today, one of them being gold. His victory came in the men’s 100 IM, an event in which he’s the World Record holder.
Check out the action here, where we’ve included all of the race videos that have been uploaded to FINA’s YouTube channel.
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.
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.
FINA has released a video of highlights from Katinka Hosszu’s races throughout the 2nd cluster of World Cup meets.
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.
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.
South Africa’s Chad le Clos outscored series leader Vladimir Morozov 78-48 at the Doha World Cup, but Morozov maintains his series points lead and also wrapped up a win in the tour’s second cluster.
Chad le Clos and Jeanette Ottesen each cracked $100,000 in total World Cup prize earnings after the conclusion of the tour’s second cluster and its massive cluster bonus checks.
Katinka Hosszu won 4 events on day 2 of the 2016 FINA World Cup stop in Doha, but one of those wins was a tie with Australia’s Madeline Groves.
Japanese Olympic medalist Daiya Seto had a successful triple today, picking up a total of 3 medals.
Russia’s Vladimir Morozov has become the second swimmer in 2016 to break six figures in prize money on the FINA World Cup circuit with an $8.5K meet in Dubai.