Morozov, Hosszu Win FINA World Cup Series Titles|
Nov. 1, 2016
Former Trojan NCAA champions and Olympians Katinka Hosszu and Vladimir Morozov completed a dominant fall slate of swimming as both clinched FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup titles on Sunday (Oct. 30) in Hong Kong.
The World Cup Series consisted of three “clusters” of competitions, with each cluster featuring three meets. The last cluster saw trips to Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong, where Hosszu continued to dominate the women’s field en route to her fifth World Cup title in a row.
Hosszu finished with $387,000 in winnings, which included a bonus of $100,000 for finishing first. Morozov, whose title was his first, finished with $324,000 in winnings after receiving the same bonus.
Hosszu won with 1,197 rankings points over the nine meets, more than 700 points ahead of second-place Alla Atkinson (480). Morozov’s winning margin was slimmer, but still slid, scoring 640 points to Chad le Clos’ second-place 516.
Both swimmers’ attention next turns to the 2016 FINA Short Course World Championships, Dec. 6-11, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.