Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu and American Tom Shields were the biggest winners on day 1 of the Hong Kong World Cup, at least in terms of series points.
American Tom Shields and Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu were the biggest winners on day 1 of the Hong Kong World Cup, at least in terms of series points.
Katinka Hosszu added another $8,500 to her prize money total on Monday at the 2014 FINA World Cup.
Series points leaders Katinka Hosszu and Chad le Clos did enough to stay on top, with Hosszu winning 5 races and Le Clos 2 on the first day from Hong Kong.
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Tom Shields is the only U.S. pro swimmer at the Hong Kong stop of the World Cup, and with relatively thin fields he’ll stand to earn significant prize money beginning Monday.
Among men, Olympic champion Chad Le Clos (RSA) currently leads the overall rankings with 120 points, closely followed by Hungary’s Daniel Gyurta (116 points). Australian Thomas Fraser-Holmes completes the top-3 with 93 points.
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The South African rattled a super-suit world record while earning 30 World Cup points in one race en route to his giant bonus for leading the first cluster by just 4.
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Katinka Hosszu has earned $50,000 in world record bonuses and added a $50,000 cluster bonus to jump to $125,000 in total winnings just two meets in to the World Cup circuit.
Le Clos back into World Cup series points lead after Dubai, but only by 4; Hosszu crushing competition
Chad le Clos is back in the driver’s seat, leading the World Cup points standings after the Dubai meet, but his lead is just four points after a great weekend for Hungary’s Daniel Gyurta.
Chad le Clos won two events on day 2, including the 100 fly, where he came just over a tenth away from breaking a five-year-old world record.
Katinka Hosszu is collecting more $10,000 checks on the 2014 FINA World Cup circuit.