Katinka Hosszu Leads By 50 Points After One Day Of World Cup Circuit

  3 Mitch Bowmile | August 27th, 2014 | Featured, FINA World Cup Series, International, News

Katinka Hosszu showed that this year she plans to be just as dominant as the last on the World Cup tour as she’s already miles ahead of the field in both money earned and points after one day of competition. Hosszu has racked up 74 points so far with four golds, one bronze, and a world record performance in the 200m IM. With that being said she’s right on track with last year’s points total considering in the first stop of 2013 she scored 161 points. Eighty of those points in Eindhoven (the first stop last year) were due to world records. Twenty-four of those points were given to Hosszu for having the best swim of the meet. There’s great potential for Hosszu to gain those 24 points here in Doha for best swim of the meet considering that thus far she’s the only female to break a world record. With a few events tomorrow, it could be very possibly that Hosszu will be around that 161 point mark from last season.

As for the men, last year’s winner World Cup tour winner, Chad Le Clos, is currently tied for first place with Australia’s Thomas Fraser-Holmes. The two swimmers both have 24 points after racking up two individual wins each. Last year, Fraser-Holmes finished 11th after the entire World Cup tour was finished. Currently behind the two leaders is Tom Shields of the USA. Shields, known for his butterfly prowess, came home with a gold and a silver to give himself 21 points which still puts him in striking distance of the leaders. Last year, Shields was seventh overall, but only scored 15 points at the first meet which he was already surpassed. Shields is in great shape considering he just came from the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. The men’s side is a lot closer than the women’s as currently sitting in second overall is Inge Dekker with 24 points, 50 behind Hosszu. Points will be given out at the end of the meet for the top three men’s and women’s performances. Twenty-four points will be awarded to the best performance, 18 to the second, 12 to the third. To see current prize money standings click here.

  • 1st place: 12 points
  • 2nd place: 9 points
  • 3rd place: 6 points
  • World Record bonus: 20 points

MEN’S POINTS STANDINGS

Rank Athlete Country Total Points Earned
1 Chad le Clos South Africa 24
1 Thomas Fraser-Holmes Australia 24
3 Tom Shields USA 21
4 Roland Schoeman South Africa 18
5 Christian Diener Germany 12
5 Daniel Gyurta Hungary 12
5 George Bovell Trinidad & Tobago 12
8 David Verraszto Hungary 9
8 Eugene Godsoe USA 9
8 Fabio Scozzoli Italy 9
8 Konrad Czerniak Poland 9
8 Leith Shankland South Africa 9
8 Marco Koch Germany 9
8 Pawel Korzeniowski Poland 9
8 Velimir Stjepanovic Serbia 9
16 Ahmed Mathlouthi Tunisia 6
16 Bobby Hurley Australia 6
16 Martin Schweitzer Switzerland 6
16 Martin Spitzer Austria 6
16 Nikolay Skvortsov Russia 6
16 Oussama Mellouli Tunisia 6
16 Steffen Deibler Germany 6
16 Yukihiro Takahashi Japan 6

WOMEN’S POINTS STANDINGS

Rank Athlete Country Total Points Earned
1 Katinka Hosszu Hungary 74
2 Inge Dekker Netherlands 24
3 Aleksanrda Urbanczyk Poland 18
4 Daryna Zevina Ukraine 15
4 Marieke D’Cruz Australia 15
6 Alia Atkinson Jamaica 12
6 Mireia Belmonte Garcia Spain 12
6 Danielle Villars Switzerland 12
9 Caitlin Leverenz USA 9
9 Evelyn Verraszto Hungary 9
9 Julia Hassler Liechtenstein 9
9 Breeja Larson USA 9
13 Carolina Colorado Henao Colombia 6
13 Hrafnhildur Luthersdottir Iceland 6
13 Lisa Zaiser Austria 6

Comments

  1. Fer says:
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    Colombia* not columbia for Henao

  2. Ozsu says:
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    Queen Hosszu!!!

  3. Judit says:
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    New WR in 100m IM today morning, and another almost-WR (she missed only 0.15 sec) in 100m backstroke. She is amazing…

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Mitch Bowmile is an ex-Canadian age group swimmer who ended his career early due to an injury after being recognized as one of the top 50 breaststrokers his age in Canada. His passion for swimming has been taken from the pool and put into coaching and writing... Read More »