Russian sprint star Vlad Morozov had a strong run in the European cluster of the 2016 FINA World Cup Series. After the final stop of the first cluster in Moscow, Morozov racked up a large lead in the overall points standings while earning a $50,000 bonus for winning the first cluster. If he holds on to the lead throughout the series, he could end up with the $100,000 prize that goes to the series winner.
Check out the video below, courtesy of FINA’s YouTube channel, to see highlights of Morozov’s first cluster races. In total, he won 9 gold medals, breaking the 100 IM World Records at back-to-back meets in the process.
Morozov’s leading point score is currently at 226, putting him 34 points ahead of South Africa’s Chad Le Clos, who currently sits 2nd with 192 points. The gap behind Le Clos is even larger, as several points separate him from Germany’s Philip Heintz (138).
Overall, Morozov has won $88,500 to lead the money lists on the men’s side. The only person who has won more money so far in this series is Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu, who won $91,500 while building her lead on the women’s side.