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SWIMMING: Sjostrom wins five, takes seasonal World Cup title

Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom (pictured) won her second consecutive FINA Swimming World Cup title with a dominating performance in the final meet in Singapore. Leading Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu by only 15 points entering the meet, Sjostrom won five events – the 50-100 m Frees, 50-100 m Flys and the 100 m Medley, the latter over Hosszu […]
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SWIMMING Preview: Hosszu chasing Sjostrom in final FINA World Cup

We’re down to the final meet in the seven-leg FINA Swimming World Cup with Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom trying to win her second straight seasonal title against five-time champion Katinka Hosszu of Hungary. After the computers got through the all the figuring, both scored 48 points at the Tokyo leg, so heading into this weekend’s racing: […]
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SWIMMING: World records for Morozov and Xu in Tokyo World Cup

The FINA Swimming World Cup is coming to a close, but with plenty of fireworks as one world record was set and another equaled at the sixth leg of the tour, in Tokyo (JPN). On Friday, Russia’s Vladimir Morozov wrapped up the seasonal title with four wins (three count for points) in the 50-100 m […]
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SWIMMING Preview: Hosszu’s quandary: Quantity or Quality?

Since FINA changed the rules in 2017 to limit the number of points that swimmers can compile by swimming in multiple events, Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu saw her five-year grip on the World Cup ended by Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom in 2017. That looked to be the case once again in 2018, as Sjostrom started strong in […]
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SWIMMING: Four wins for Morozov and Hosszu in Beijing World Cup

The first meet of the final cluster of the FINA Swimming World Cup at Beijing’s famed Water Cube facility was a showcase for the 2016 winners of the seasonal World Cup for men and women: Vladimir Morozov of Russia and Katinka Hosszu of Hungary. Morozov won four events – the 50-100 m Frees, the 50 […]
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SWIMMING Preview: Hosszu enters 14 events in Beijing World Cup!

The FINA Swimming World Cup enters its final phase at the famed Water Cube in Beijing (CHN), as the first of three meets in the last cluster will be held starting this weekend, to be followed by meets in Tokyo (9-11 November) and Singapore (15-17 November). All three of these events will be held in […]
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SWIMMING: Wang strikes for 400 m Free World Record in Budapest World Cup

She set the stage with two World Junior Records in the FINA Swimming World Cup short-course opener last week in Eindhoven (NED), but China’s 16-year-old Jianjiahe Wang etched her name deeper into the record books with a World Record for short-course (25 m) pools in the 400 m Freestyle in Budapest (HUN). Wang led the […]
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SWIMMING Preview: Lucky 13 for Katinka Hosszu in Budapest World Cup?

The fourth of seven legs in the FINA Swimming World Cup comes this week in Budapest (HUN), a home meet for Katinka Hosszu, who has once again turned in a stunning performance of stamina and speed in the first three events. The Hungarian star has competed in 33 events in the first three meets, won […]
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SWIMMING: Morozov wins three, sets Short Course World Record in World Cup 3

Russia’s Vladimir Morozov, who won the 2016 FINA World Cup men’s division thanks to a world record in the 200 m Individual Medley, broke his own mark on the way to three wins at the first short-course (25 m) World Cup, in Eindhoven (NED). Morozov blasted out quick in the 100 m Medley and just […]
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SWIMMING Preview: FINA World Cup moves to Eindhoven

The third meet – and start of the second cluster – of the FINA Swimming World Cup starts in Eindhoven (NED) with the events now being held in 25 m (Short Course) instead of the Olympic-sized 50 m tanks. A full program is set for Friday through Sunday, with the swimmers starting over on points, […]
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SWIMMING: FINA World Cup money list posted for Cluster 1

FINA posted the final standings for the first cluster of its 2018 Swimming World Cup, and the payouts for the top eight in the point standings after the first two meets: Men: 1. 90 Anton Chupkov (RUS) ($50,000) 2. 87 Michael Andrew (USA) ($35,000) 3. 84 Vladimir Morozov (RUS) ($30,000) 4. 72 Mitch Larkin (AUS) […]
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SWIMMING: Hosszu swims 15 events, wins seven, in World Cup II

She’s unbelievable. Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu swam in 15 (!) events in the second World Cup, held in Doha (QAT) and won seven events and took home an astonishing 12 medals: 1st: 7: 400-800 m Free, 200-400 m Medley, 100-200 m Back, 200 m Fly 2nd: 1: Mixed 4×100 m Free 3rd: 4: 200 m Free, […]
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SWIMMING: Hosszu swims five, wins two to open World Cup II

The 2018 FINA Swimming World Cup in Doha (QAT) opened on Thursday with 10 events, half of which were for women. And The Iron Lady was in all five. Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu won the 400 m Freestyle and 200 m Butterfly and picked up a third in the 50 m Backstroke, a sixth in the […]
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SWIMMING Preview: Cast remains the same for World Cup II

The FINA Swimming World Cup will finish its first meet “cluster” this week in Doha (QAT) at the Hamad Aquatic Center, also the last of the seven meets to be held in an Olympic-sized, 50 m pool. The entries show that essentially the same cast of characters seen at the opener in Kazan (RUS) will […]
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SWIMMING: Hosszu & Sjostrom win five each at Kazan World Cup

OK, it’s on. The rule changes to the 30th edition of the FINA Swimming World Cup allow swimmers to compete in as many events as desired, but only the top three performances will count in the points standings for prizes. Music to the ears of five-time winner Katinka Hosszu (HUN) and defending champion Sarah Sjostrom […]
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SWIMMING Preview: FINA World Cup starts in Kazan

The 30th edition of the FINA Swimming World Cup starts up at the site of the 2015 World Championships in Kazan (RUS), the first of seven meets over the next two months: Cluster I: ∙ 07–09 September: (50 m) Kazan (RUS) ∙ 13-15 September: (50 m) Doha (QAT) Cluster II: ∙ 28-30 September: (25 m) […]
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