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

pinit fg en rect gray 28 Katinka Hosszu Leads By 50 Points After One Day Of World Cup Circuit

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

RankAthleteCountryTotal Points Earned
1Chad le ClosSouth Africa24
1Thomas Fraser-HolmesAustralia24
3Tom ShieldsUSA21
4Roland SchoemanSouth Africa18
5Christian DienerGermany12
5Daniel GyurtaHungary12
5George BovellTrinidad & Tobago12
8David VerrasztoHungary9
8Eugene GodsoeUSA9
8Fabio ScozzoliItaly9
8Konrad CzerniakPoland9
8Leith ShanklandSouth Africa9
8Marco KochGermany9
8Pawel KorzeniowskiPoland9
8Velimir StjepanovicSerbia9
16Ahmed MathlouthiTunisia6
16Bobby HurleyAustralia6
16Martin SchweitzerSwitzerland6
16Martin SpitzerAustria6
16Nikolay SkvortsovRussia6
16Oussama MellouliTunisia6
16Steffen DeiblerGermany6
16Yukihiro TakahashiJapan6

WOMEN’S POINTS STANDINGS

RankAthleteCountryTotal Points Earned
1Katinka HosszuHungary74
2Inge DekkerNetherlands24
3Aleksanrda UrbanczykPoland18
4Daryna ZevinaUkraine15
4Marieke D’CruzAustralia15
6Alia AtkinsonJamaica12
6Mireia Belmonte GarciaSpain12
6Danielle VillarsSwitzerland12
9Caitlin LeverenzUSA9
9Evelyn VerrasztoHungary9
9Julia HasslerLiechtenstein9
9Breeja LarsonUSA9
13Carolina Colorado HenaoColombia6
13Hrafnhildur LuthersdottirIceland6
13Lisa ZaiserAustria6

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 a former Canadian age group swimmer who was forced to end his career early due to an labrum tear in his hip and a torn rotator cuff after being recognized as one of the top 50 breaststrokers his age in Canada. He competed successfully at both age …

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