Russian speedster Vlad Morozov took the 206 FINA World Cup series by storm, winning the overall men’s title with 640 points. Throughout the series, Morozov won a total of 37 medals, including 30 golds, 4 silvers, and 3 bronzes. He also set 2 World Records, both in the 100 IM.
Morozov first set the 100 IM World Record at stop 1 in Chartres, clocking a 50.60 to win the event and clear the previous World Record of 50.67 set by Germany’s Markus Diebler at the 2014 Short Course World Championships. He then broke the World Record again in Berlin, blowing away the field with his 50.30 victory to take 3 tenths off his own mark from Chartres. In addition to the golds he won while setting his World Records, Morozov also got a $10,000 bonus for each one.
Check out the action in the video below, where FINA has provided video highlights of his 2016 World Cup accomplishments.
At the end of the 2016 World Cup Series, Morozov had hauled in a total of 640 points and $332,500 in prize money. That put him over 100 points ahead of runner-up Chad Le Clos, who was 2nd with 516 points. On the total money lists, Morozov’s earnings were over $100,000 more than 2nd-place Le Clos, who earned $197,250.