5 Races To Watch At 2016 Singapore World Cup: Here Comes Chalmers

2016 FINA World Cup – Singapore

5 Races To Watch

1. Men’s 100 Free: Chalmers Cometh.

One of the most dramatic races of the 2016 Rio Olympics was the men’s 100 free, where Australian youngster Kyle Chalmers roared from 7th to 1st over the final 50 meters. Chalmers will make his 2016 World Cup debut in Singapore after entering 5 events, but none of them will be as hotly-anticipated as his 100 free. That race leads off the program on Friday morning. He’ll attempt to chase down series points leader Vladimir Morozov along with Great Britain’s Ben Proud and a host of tough sprinters.

2. Women’s 100 Breast: The Gang’s (Almost) All Here

The women’s breaststrokes have been some of the most consistently entertaining races of the tour, and the usual suspects are back in business in Singapore with one major exception: American Katie Meili is not listed on the entry lists. Still, that leaves Jamaica’s Alia Atkinsonwho tied a world record in the first cluster, and Russia’s Yulia Efimova, a double silver-medalist in Rio. Plus American Olympians Molly Hannis and Breeja Larson will enter along with Iceland’s Hilda Luthersdottir, Japan’s Kanako Watanabe and more.

3. Women’s 200 Back:

The women’s backstrokes have been a major running rivalry between series points leader Katinka Hosszu and Ukrainian sensation Daryna ZevinaThe two have gone 1-2 in 8 of their last 9 backstroke races on the World Cup, dating back to the start of the second cluster in September. Hosszu won 6 of those races, but Zevina won all three 200 backstrokes in the second cluster, making their showdown in Singapore even more intriguing. Then throw Emily Seebohm back into the mix – the Australian won a pair of 50 backs early in the tour but sat out the second cluster – and you’ve got the makings of some huge backstroke battles.

4. Men’s 200 Fly

The men’s 200 fly belonged to Chad le Clos through the first cluster of meets, with Philip Heintz second in all three showings. Then Japan’s Daiya Seto showed up in the second cluster, pushing le Clos twice and finally toppling him in Doha. Now all three return in what should be an outstanding battle in a very thin event – just 10 swimmers are entered, meaning prelims will really be about saving energy before pulling the rip cord in the final.

5. Women’s 400 Free

Hosszu is still undefeated on the tour in the 400 free, but in Singapore she’ll face her toughest challenge yet: the Netherlands’ Sharon van Rouwendaal along with Hosszu’s Hungarian teammate Boglarka KapasBoth are mega-threats who could snap Hosszu’s streak as she extends her event lineup to 14 total entries in Singapore.

Series Point Leaders

Women:

Rank Name Series Total
1 Katinka Hosszu 783
2 Jeanette Ottesen 306
3 Alia Atkinson 289
4 Daryna Zevina 219
5 Yulia Efimova 210
6 Katie Meili 186
7 Zsuzsanna Jakabos 174
8 Rie Kaneto 135
9 Madeline Groves 132
10 Emily Seebohm 105
11 Franziska Hentke 48
12 Miho Takahashi 45
13 Fang Yi 42
14 Leah Neale 33
15 Breeja Larson 30
16 Shao Yiwen 27
17 Cheng Haihua 24
17 Brittany Elmslie 24
17 Wang Siqi 24
20 Zhu Menghui 21
21 Hou Yawen 18
21 Lu Ying 18
23 Hannah Miley 15
23 Holly Barratt 15
25 Haihua Cheng 12
25 Liu Siyu 12
25 Anastasiia Kirpichnikova 12
25 Natalia Lovtcova 12
29 Ai Yanhan 9
29 Dong Jie 9
29 Li Bingjie 9
29 Liu Xiang 9
29 Anna Santamans 9
29 Kimberly Buys 9
35 Tessa Wallace 6
35 Spela Bohinc 6
35 Zhang Jiaqi 6
35 Chen Jie 6
35 Lei Lei 6
35 Tang Yi 6
35 Xu Huiyi 6
35 Zhang Yufei 6
35 Daria Tcvetkova 6
35 Daria Ustinova 6
35 Kin Lok Chan 6

Men:

Rank Name Series Total
1 Vlad Morozov 436
2 Chad le Clos 387
3 Philip Heintz 234
4 Bobby Hurley 213
5 Daiya Seto 171
6 Pavel Sankovich 159
7 Marco Koch 117
8 Cameron van der Burgh 102
9 James Guy 99
10 Myles Brown 93
11 Felipe Lima 90
12 Kirill Prigoda 81
13 Mitch Larkin 78
14 Hiromasa Fujimori 75
15 Ben Proud 57
15 Adam Barrett 57
17 Josh Prenot 54
17 Andrii Govorov 54
19 Takeshi Kawamoto 51
19 Poul Zellmann 51
21 Stanislav Donets 36
22 Wang Shun 33
22 Xu Jiayu 33
24 Shinri Shioura 30
25 Katsumi Nakamura 27
25 Pieter Timmers 27
27 Jan Micka 21
28 Gergely Gyurta 18
28 Li Xiang 18
28 Qiu Ziao 18
28 Jack Gerrard 18
28 Jeremy Stravius 18
28 Jordan Pothain 18
34 Omar Pinzon 15
34 Yasunari Hirai 15
36 Miguel Ortiz 12
36 Florian Wellbrock 12
36 Hao Yun 12
39 Giulio Zorzi 9
39 Cao Jiwen 9
39 Evgeny Drobotov 9
39 Mark Meszaros 9
39 Mikhail Dorinov 9
44 Roland Schoeman 6
44 Yan Zibei 6
44 Daniil Pasynkov 6
44 Johannes Dietrich 6
44 Nic Brown 6
44 Nikolay Chaplinskiy 6
44 Sebastian Steffen 6

Money Lists To Date

Women:

Rank Name TOTAL
1 Katinka Hosszu $189,750
2 Jeanette Ottesen $100,000
3 Daryna Zevina $59,500
4 Yulia Efimova $57,250
5 Alia Atkinson $54,000
6 Katie Meili $28,250
7 Zsuzsanna Jakabos $27,500
8 Emily Seebohm $15,500
8 Madeline Groves $15,500
10 Rie Kaneto $14,000
11 Franziska Hentke $6,000
12 Fang Yi $5,000
12 Natalia Lovtcova $5,000
14 Daria Ustinova $4,500
14 Miho Takahashi $4,500
16 Breeja Larson $4,000
17 Brittany Elmslie $3,500
18 Zhu Menghui $3,250
19 Leah Neale $3,000
19 Shao Yiwen $3,000
21 Lu Ying $2,750
21 Holly Barratt $2,750
23 Cheng Haihua $2,500
23 Wang Siqi $2,500
23 Anna Santamans $2,500
26 Hou Yawen $2,000
27 Liu Xiang $1,750
28 Liu Siyu $1,500
28 Hannah Miley $1,500
30 Haihua Cheng $1,250
30 Zhang Jiaqi $1,250
32 Dong Jie $1,000
32 Ai Yanhan $1,000
32 Li Bingjie $1,000
32 Anastasiia Kirpichnikova $1,000
32 Kimberly Buys $1,000
37 Shi Jinglin $750
37 Marie Wattel $750
37 Daria Tcvetkova $750
37 Mathilde Cini $750
37 Daria Kartashova $750
42 Spela Bohinc $500
42 Xu Huiyi $500
42 Lei Lei $500
42 Zhang Yufei $500
42 Claudia Lau Yin Yan $500
42 Lok Chan Kin $500
42 Chen Jie $500
42 Tang Yi $500
42 Tessa Wallace $500
42 Yang Chang $500
42 Kin Lok Chan $500
53 Wu Chengying $250
53 Samantha Labuschagne $250
53 Emma Chelius $250
53 Li Liuyuxin $250
53 Camille Gheorghiu $250
53 Camille Dauba $250
53 Vasilissa Buinaia $250
53 Liz Roberts $250
53 Ksenia Vasilenok $250
53 Arina Surkova $250

Men:

Rank Name TOTAL
1 Vlad Morozov $162,500
2 Chad le Clos $103,250
3 Philip Heintz $66,000
4 Bobby Hurley $55,750
5 Daiya Seto $45,500
6 Cameron van der Burgh $31,000
7 Pavel Sankovich $19,500
8 Kirill Prigoda $14,750
9 Myles Brown $13,500
10 James Guy $11,500
11 Felipe Lima $10,000
11 Stanislav Donets $10,000
13 Marco Koch $9,500
14 Mitch Larkin $9,000
15 Hiromasa Fujimori $8,000
16 Ben Proud $5,750
16 Adam Barrett $5,750
18 Andrii Govorov $5,250
19 Takeshi Kawamoto $5,000
19 Poul Zellmann $5,000
21 Xu Jiayu $4,750
22 Josh Prenot $4,500
23 Jeremy Stravius $3,500
24 Jack Gerrard $3,000
25 Shinri Shioura $2,750
26 Katsumi Nakamura $2,500
26 Pieter Timmers $2,500
26 Wang Shun $2,500
26 Jan Micka $2,500
30 Li Xiang $2,250
31 Gergely Gyurta $2,000
31 Qiu Ziao $2,000
31 Jordan Pothain $2,000
34 Michael Andrew $1,750
34 Tim Phillips $1,750
36 Omar Pinzon $1,500
36 Yu Hexin $1,500
36 Florent Manaudou $1,500
36 Florian Wellbrock $1,500
36 Yasunari Hirai $1,500
41 Cao Jiwen $1,000
41 Miguel Ortiz $1,000
41 Giulio Zorzi $1,000
41 Jiang Tiansheng $1,000
41 Evgeny Drobotov $1,000
41 Hao Yun $1,000
41 Mark Meszaros $1,000
41 Mikhail Dorinov $1,000
49 Hou Mingda $750
49 Ling Yongqing $750
49 Lennard Bremer $750
49 Oleg Tikhobaev $750
53 Derick Ng Chun Nam $500
53 Kent Cheung Kin Tat $500
53 Roland Schoeman $500
53 Yan Zibei $500
53 Daniil Pasynkov $500
53 Johannes Dietrich $500
53 Nic Brown $500
53 Nikolay Chaplinskiy $500
53 Sebastian Steffen $500
62 Brad Tandy $250
62 Gao Weihong $250
62 Ling Huanan $250
62 Jordan Coelho $250
62 William Debourges $250
62 Dmitry Lapshin $250
62 Kliment Kolesnikov $250
62 Mikhail Vekovishchev $250
62 Sergei Geibel $250

Live Stream – Unavailable Territories

Per FINA’s press release:

On the territories listed below, the competition will be broadcast via TV signal according to established contracts with the right holders. Therefore Live streaming might be restricted or not available in those territories:

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua/Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brit.Virgin Is.
  • Brunei Daruss.
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Comoros
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Dem. Rep. Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guin
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Frenc.Polynesia
  • French
    Guayana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Hong Kong
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • New Caledonia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Rep.of Congo
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • S.Tome,Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • St Kitts&Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent
  • St.Pier,Miquel.
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Trinidad,Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • USA
  • UAE
  • Wallis,Futuna
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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16 Comments on "5 Races To Watch At 2016 Singapore World Cup: Here Comes Chalmers"

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I’m sorry but until US starts having top athletes go it’s not appetizing. Now it would be very interesting to see the NCAA take teams over to a world cup. See how the collegiate best does against the so-called worlds best.

Kelsi Worrell is a top athlete and Molly Hannis as well

Huh? Josh Prenot and others are swimming.

You are right. Hosszu, Le Clos, Seebohm and many more are just second class swimmers. Beeter to keep watching wrestling.

It’s fair to say that only a small part of the best swimmers of the planet regularly goes at these world cup stages. Most of best US swimmers don’t swim in that world cup. Generally it’s Hosszu in every race, le Clos, Morozov, Atkinson, Seebohm, Ottesen, van der Burgh and a few others. Always the same names. Always the same results. I find that a little bit boring. Fortunately we sometimes have new names, like Chalmers and Worrell here or some of the best US juniors next week.

That’s because many of USAs best wimmers are in college.

I reckon Hilary Caldwell could also challenge for the top spot in the women’s 200 back.

I think Chalmers might struggle vs Vlad. He is a back half guy and Vlad has speed and in short course, it is much harder to back half a 100. But we will see….. Should be fun to watch….oh, we can’t watch! 🙁

commonwombat

Chalmers is also showing signs of being more a 100/200 man than a 50/100. Still, more of these outings should not do him any harm. For too long; there has been an “Oi doan wanna” attitude towards SC racing by too many AUS swimmers, enabled all too often by their coaches who bemoan “but they don’t get into their stroke”. When these swimmers fall short at the highest level due to shoddy race skills (that are at a premium in SC); the facts essentially speak for themselves.

What is Chalmers best 200 time?

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