Katinka Hosszu (pictured) and Chad le Clos have just about clinched repeat victories on the World Cup circuit, leading their respective genders handily with just one meet to go.
Katinka Hosszu still leads all athletes and is approaching a quarter of a million dollars in total World Cup earnings, while Inge Dekker became the third swimmer this year to earn a six-figure prize total.
Katinka Hosszu started another strong night of swimming taking the women’s 400 IM in a time of 4:23. 67…
Kousuke Hagino broke his own Asian and World Cup record in the men’s 200 IM posting a time of 1:51.27…
The series leaders are all but uncatchable, but a pair of breaststrokers made solid headway in tracking down the rest of the field during the Beijing World Cup.
The 2014 World Cup tour has now given out over a million dollars in total prize monies, and a third swimmer is close to breaking into a six-figure winnings total.
Watch Katinka Hosszu and the rest of the swimmers from day 1 of the 2014 FINA World Cup Stop in Beijing, China.
Katinka Hosszu’s points lead is insurmountable, but Lu Ying could break her streak of winning the top performance bonus at each World Cup stop.
As has been the case nearly the entire course of this year’s FINA World Cup circuit, it was Katinka Hosszu and Chad le Clos who brought in the biggest cash hauls on day 1 of the Beijing meet.
Hungarian Katinka Hosszu has resumed her winning ways with an early National Record in the 800 free in Beijing.
Beijing welcomes swimming’s elite for the fifth leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup from October 24-25. The Chinese capital, together with Tokyo (JPN, October 28-29) and Singapore (SIN, November 1-2), constitute the third and final cluster.
Florent Manaudou returned to competition this weekend posting a time of 46.48…
With the Moscow World Cup ending the tour’s second cluster, Chad le Clos and Katinka Hosszu each benefited from the tour’s cluster bonuses to crack new barriers in the money lists.
Chad le Clos and Katinka Hosszu continue to hurtle towards repeat World Cup points championships, as each finished as the highest scorers in Moscow and in all of Cluster 2.