Gyurta rockets to World Cup points lead, Hosszu extends her lead to over 150 after Dubai day 1

It was a great day for the Hungarians at the Dubai World Cup Sunday, with Daniel Gyurta and Katinka Hosszu each setting a world record and riding that wave to the top of both the money-earners lists and the series points standings.

A world record yields 20 bonus points in the series standings, which was enough to give Gyurta a slim, two-point lead over defending series champ Chad le Clos. Gyurta milked 32 points out of just one event, winning the 200 breast and breaking his own world record for the bonus. He now has 80 points. Le Clos, who won twice today, sits at 78.

Keep in mind that the Dubai World Cup is the conclusion of the tour’s first cluster, with monetary bonuses given out for the top finishers in each cluster. So if Gyurta can hold his lead for one more day, he’ll get the first-place bonus instead of Le Clos. The top 6 in any given cluster earn bonuses.

Hosszu, meanwhile, continues to extend her lead. She put up a meet-high 68 points on day 1 in Dubai, including a world record in the 200 IM, breaking the mark she already set in Doha. That one event has now provided Hosszu 40 bonus points in world records, and she has the 100 and 400 IMs tomorrow, events where she also broke world records in Doha.

Inge Dekker continues to run second in the points. The Dutch sprinter won twice today, bringing her total to 84 behind Hosszu’s 257.

When the meet wraps up tomorrow, the top 3 individual swims in terms of FINA points will earn performance bonuses. Hosszu seems on track to earn the 24-point first-place bonus for women. Second earns 18 and third 12. Those points (plus the points from medaling in tomorrow’s events) will cap off the first cluster points standings as the series takes a few weeks off before resuming with cluster #2.

Men’s Point Standings

Rank Athlete Country TOTAL POINTS Dubai Day 1
1 Daniel Gyurta Hungary 80 32
2 Chad le Clos South Africa 78 24
3 Thomas Fraser-Holmes Australia 72 24
4 Tom Shields USA 67.5 28.5
5 Marco Koch Germany 45 9
6 Christian Diener Germany 42 12
7 Roland Schoeman South Africa 37.5 19.5
8 Velimir Stjepanovic Serbia 36 9
9 George Bovell Trinidad & Tobago 31.5 12
10 Eugene Godsoe USA 30 9
11 Konrad Czerniak Poland 28.5 6
12 Cody Miller USA 27 12
13 Pawel Korzeniowski Poland 24 9
14 David Verraszto Hungary 18 9
14 Fabio Scozzoli Italy 18 9
14 Oussama Mellouli Tunisia 18 6
17 Steffen Deibler Germany 15 9
17 Bobby Hurley Australia 15 0
19 Ahmed Mathlouthi Tunisia 12 6
19 Nikolay Skvortsov Russia 12 6
19 Yukihiro Takahashi Japan 12 6
19 Gergo Kis Hungary 12 0
19 Josh Schneider USA 12 0
24 Leith Shankland South Africa 9 0
25 Ashley Delaney Australia 6 6
25 Hayate Matsubara Japan 6 0
25 Martin Schweitzer Switzerland 6 0
25 Martin Spitzer Austria 6 0

Women’s Point Standings

Rank Athlete Country TOTAL POINTS Dubai Day 1
1 Katinka Hosszu Hungary 257 68
2 Inge Dekker Netherlands 84 24
3 Mireia Belmonte Garcia Spain 57 12
4 Alia Atkinson Jamaica 54 12
5 Marieke D’Cruz Australia 51 18
6 Daryna Zevina Ukraine 48 18
7 Aleksanrda Urbanczyk Poland 39 12
7 Breeja Larson USA 39 9
9 Caitlin Leverenz USA 30 9
10 Julia Hassler Liechtenstein 27 9
11 Hrafnhildur Luthersdottir Iceland 21 0
12 Lisa Zaiser Austria 18 12
12 Evelyn Verraszto Hungary 18 9
12 Carolina Colorado Henao Colombia 18 6
15 Franziska Hentke Germany 12 6
15 Laura Sogar USA 12 6
15 Danielle Villars Switzerland 12 0
18 Lena Kreundl Austria 6 0
18 Michee Van Rooyen South Africa 6 6

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Will there be race videos of Hosszu’s im and Gyurta’s Breaststroke records soon? @Jared Anderson

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