Hungarian iron lady Katinka Hosszu was dominant in several races across every stop of the 2016 FINA World Cup Series, so it was no surprise when she was announced the overall victor. Hosszu was given the nickname “iron lady” for a reason, and that showed when she took on monster schedules at every single stop.
Throughout the series, Hosszu reeled in a total of 105 medals, which is significantly more than the total of any other swimmer on the men’s or women’s sides. The majority of those medals were gold, as she picked up 73 gold medals, 23 silver medals, and 9 bronze medals. With that, she became the World Cup champion for the 6th time in a row.
Check out the action in the video below, where FINA has provided video highlights of her 2016 World Cup accomplishments.
At the end of the series, Hosszu’s earnings added up to a total of $386,750. That was over $200,000 more than runner-up Alia Atkinson, who earned $160,500. Hosszu’s points total at the end of the series was 1,197, making her the only swimmer to earn more than 1,000 points during the 2016 series. She finished over 700 points ahead of Atkinson, whose 480 points were good for 2nd overall.