Gorbenko And Sates Collect $12,000 Each At Berlin World Cup

2021 FINA WORLD CUP – BERLIN

The first leg of the 2021 FINA World Cup took place in Berlin over the weekend, playing host to a number of exciting races. Along with the hardware that athletes picked up following their podium finishes, FINA is also awarding prize money to the top 20 ranked swimmers at each meet in the series.

The scoring system that FINA is following awards points to swimmers based on their top three performances at the meet in terms of placement and time. A full breakdown of how that scoring breakdown occurs can be read here.

Anastasia Gorbenko topped the women’s rankings in Berlin with a total of 57.1 points based on her triple event win. Gorbenko took gold in both the 50 and 100 breaststrokes, as well as the 100 IM.

Emma McKeon, who won the women’s 50 and 100 freestyles (2 of the events in which she took gold in Tokyo), and silver in the 50 butterfly, was second with 55.8 points. Rounding out the top 3, Maggie MacNeil raked in 54.6 points after collecting 100 butterfly gold, as well as silver in the 50 and 100 backstrokes.

Louise Hansson was 4th overall with 53.9 points, followed by Kira Toussaint with 52.8, and Madi Wilson who scored 50.6.

As for the men, Arno Kamminga and Matt Sates each won 3 events at the meet but based on FINA points, Sates had the edge points-wise by 0.40. Sates earned 57.7 based on his wins in the 200 free, 200 IM, and 400 IM, while the Dutchman won the 50/100/200 breaststroke triple and collected 57.8 points for second place.

Following the leading duo, American Tom Shields picked up 56.2 points at the meet thanks to his 50 and 100 butterfly wins, as well as his silver medal swim in the 200 fly. Despite his backstroke hattrick, Christian Diener was just off Shields’ points total with 55.9. Kyle Chalmers was 5th in the rankings with 55.7.

High point-scorers Gorbenko and Kamminga will walk away with $12,000 each, while McKeon and Sates earned $10,000, and MacNeil and Shields $8,000.

Take a look at the top 20 ranked women and men at the meet, along with their total earnings in Berlin:

Note: These tables represent earned totals. Current/prospective NCAA athletes (e.g Maggie MacNeil, Matt Sates, Leah Hayes, Lydia Jacoby, Cavan Gormsen, Charlotte Hook, Quintin McCarty, etc.) are only allowed to claim up to an amount that covers actual costs, generally speaking.

Women’s Top 20 Earners – 2021 FINA World Cup, Berlin

Rank Name Country Points Earnings
1 Anastasia Gorbenko ISR 57.1 $12,000
2 Emma McKeon AUS 55.8 $10,000
3 Maggie MacNeil CAN 54.6 $8,000
4 Louise Hansson SWE 53.9 $6,000
5 Kira Toussaint NED 52.8 $5,500
6 Madi Wilson AUS 50.6 $5,400
7 Kristyna Horska CZE 47.2 $5,300
8 Kylie Masse CAN 45.4 $5,200
9 Holly Barratt AUS 44.5 $5,100
10 Katja Fain SLO 44.4 $5,000
11 Leah Hayes USA 44.3 $4,900
12  Michelle Coleman SWE 43.2 $4,800
13 Lydia Jacoby USA 43.1 $4,700
14 Zauzsanna Jakabos HUN 40.7 $4,600
15 Kim Busch NED 39.8 $4,500
16 Maaike de Waard NED 39.5 $4,400
17  Linnea Mack USA 38 $4,300
18 Kathrin Demler GER  37.3 $4,200
19  Cavan Gormsen USA 35.6 $4,100
20 Charlotte Hook USA 35 $4,000

Men’s Top 20 Earners – 2021 FINA World Cup, Berlin

Rank Name Country Points Earnings
1 Matt Sates RSA 58.2 $12,000
2 Arno Kamminga NED 57.8 $10,000
3 Tom Shields USA 56.2 $8,000
4 Christian Diener GER 55.9 $6,000
5 Kyle Chalmers AUS 55.7 $5,500
6 Chad le Clos RSA 51.6 $5,400
7 Danas Rapsys LTU 51.4 $5,300
8 Fabian Schwingenschlogl GER 49 $5,200
9 Szebasztian Szabo HUN 48.7 $5,100
10 Yakov Toumarkin ISR 47.3 $5,000
11 Hubert Kos HUN 43.8 $4,900
12 Jesse Puts NED 43.2 $4,800
13 Blake Pieroni USA 42.6 $4,700
14 Luc Kroon NED 38.2 $4,600
15 Quintin McCarty USA 37.7 $4,500
16 Matt Temple AUS 36.7 $4,400
17 Louis Croenen BEL 35.7 $4,300
18 Peter Stevens SLO 35.6 $4,200
19 Brad Tandy RSA 34.8 $4,100
20 Andrius Sidlauskas LTU 34.0 $4,000

There will be 3 more opportunities for swimmers to add to their World Cup earnings this month at the following meets:

  • Budapest (HUN) – October 7-9
  • Doha (QAT) – October 21-23
  • Kazan (RUS) – October 28-30

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Milo
3 months ago

is there an ISL prize money update recently? can only find week 2.

Eric the eel > Phelps
Reply to  Milo
3 months ago

Konstantin: What money? no money

Jörg Schmidt
3 months ago

SATES Matthew RSA 57,7

1 – 200m Fr 962 P. 10 + 9,6
1 – 200m IM 951 P. 10 + 9,5
1 – 400m IM 913 P. 10 + 9,1

30 + 28,2 = 58,2 ???

Verram
3 months ago

Arno Kamminga Is my current man crush .. he’s had an awesome 2021 season

whever
Reply to  Verram
3 months ago

And he’s one of the nicest man in the pool, always smiling and congratulating competitors.

Scotty P
Reply to  Verram
3 months ago

At the risk of taking hate here, I feel as though he could have won the 200 breast in Tokyo and I am betting on him to win in Paris.

Verram
Reply to  Scotty P
3 months ago

Lol why would there be hate? If his tactic and race strategy worked he would have won gold in world record time but he ran out of gas in the end .. it’s similar strategy to what Van den hoogenband and misty hyman did in Sydney 2000 .. get out fast and hold on .. may work in Paris who knows

The Real AJC
3 months ago

What happens to the $$ won by the US juniors? Does it get distributed to the other swimmers?

Last edited 3 months ago by The Real AJC
Daeleb Creseel
3 months ago

at least FINA does pay