Horton, Larkin, Seebohm to attend Mare Nostrum series in Monaco

by Daniela Kapser 0

April 27th, 2017 International, News

2017 MARE NOSTRUM SERIES – Monaco, France, Spain

The organizers of the XXXVth edition of the International Swimming Meeting of Monte Carlo (Monaco) announced today that about 20 Australian swimmers will join the first stop the Mare Nostrum series 2017.

Among them are big names like Mack Horton, Mitchell Larkin, Cate and Bronte Campbell, Emily Seebohm and Cameron McEvoy. Horton is the 2016 Olympic Champion in the
400m freestyle.  His teammate Mitchell Larkin won the silver medal in the 200m backstroke in Rio. He also earned a bronze medal with the Australian 4 x 100 m medley relay. 2015 was Larkin’s most successful year so far – he set the 200m backstroke SC world record and finished first at the World Championships (LC)  in Kazan in both – the 100m and 200m backstroke.

Emily Seebohm participated in three Olympic Games so far and won five medals. Like Mitchell Larkin, she celebrated a double victory in the 100m/200m backstroke at the 2015 World Championships (LC). Cate Campbell is the actual world record holder in the 100 m freestyle (LC, 52,06) – she broke Britta Steffen’s (Germany) seven year-old record in 2016. Cate owns five olympic medals. Her younger sister Bronte was the fastest woman in the 50m and 100m freestyle at the 2015 World Championships. And also Australia’s freestyle specialist Cameron McEvoy will travel to the little principality Monaco, located on the French Mediterranean coast.

Monaco is the first stop of the series. Some prize money will be awarded:

Individual Events: (around …. USD in brackets)

  • 1st: €330   (358 $)
  • 2nd: €180 (195 $)
  • 3rd: €90    (97 $)

Bonuses:

  • World Record: A car (Estimated at €20,000 (21,700 $))
  • European Record: €2500  (2,700 $)
  • Mare Nostrum Tour Record: €600 (650 $)

Top 20 FINA Points – best perfomances

  • 1st: €4000 (4300 $)
  • 2nd: €2500 (2700 $)
  • 3rd: €1500 (1600 $)
  • 4th: €1000 (1080 $)
  • 5th: €750    (815 $)
  • 6th-10th: €600 (650 $)
  • 11th-15th: €500  540 $)
  • 16th-20th: €400 430 $)

MARE NOSTRUM TOUR – OVERALL BONUSES

The tour will give out bonuses to the top 4 men and women overall. The finish order is determined by adding up each swimmer’s best swim in FINA points at each of the tour’s three stops. The swimmer whose 3 races combine to the highest total win the tour.

Series Prize Bonuses:

  • 1st: €7000 (7600 $)
  • 2nd: €2000 (2170 $)
  • 3rd: €1000 (1087 $)
  • 4th: €500 (543 $)

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