Hosszu already over $15,000 to lead all money-earners after one day of World Cup circuit

Katinka Hosszu made over $300,000 last season on the World Cup tour, and after just one day of the 2014 edition, it looks like Hosszu is back for more.

The Hungarian was the top money-earner on day 1 of the World Cup in Doha, Qatar, pulling in $16,500 in American dollars, boosted by her $10,000 World Record bonus. Hosszu knocked off the short course meters world mark in the 200 IM, one of her four wins on the day.

For the men, there’s a tie for the top spot. South Africa’s Chad le Clos, who was the top male money-earner last year and joined Hosszu over $300,000, won two events and earned $3,000. So did Australia’s Thomas Fraser-Holmes, and the two are the leading earners on the men’s side.

Just behind them is American Tom Shields, who won an event and wound up second to Le Clos in the 50 fly. Shields is continuing an exhausting schedule, heading straight from U.S. Nationals to Australia for the Pan Pacific Championships, then straight to Doha for the World Cup. $2,500 and a new American record will likely make that schedule more bearable, though, and the Doha meet is only at its halfway point.

Second for the women is Inge Dekker of the Netherlands. Dekker, like Le Clos and Fraser-Holmes, won two races on day 1.

The top 3 in each event earn money on the World Cup circuit, plus athletes earn money for their standing in each individual “cluster,” or set of meets within the World Cup’s 7 overall meets. The Doha World Cup pairs with this weekend’s Dubai World Cup to form the first cluster. The top 6 finishers in this cluster will earn a bonus, starting at $50,000 for the winners.

Here’s a quick refresher on individual race prize monies – if you want a more full explanation, follow this link.

  • 1st place: $1500
  • 2nd place: $1000
  • 3rd place: $500
  • World Record bonus: +$10,000

Men’s Money-Earners

Rank Athlete Country Total Money Earned
1 Chad le Clos South Africa 3000
1 Thomas Fraser-Holmes Australia 3000
3 Tom Shields USA 2500
4 Roland Schoeman South Africa 2000
5 Christian Diener Germany 1500
5 Daniel Gyurta Hungary 1500
5 George Bovell Trinidad & Tobago 1500
8 David Verraszto Hungary 1000
8 Eugene Godsoe USA 1000
8 Fabio Scozzoli Italy 1000
8 Konrad Czerniak Poland 1000
8 Leith Shankland South Africa 1000
8 Marco Koch Germany 1000
8 Pawel Korzeniowski Poland 1000
8 Velimir Stjepanovic Serbia 1000
16 Ahmed Mathlouthi Tunisia 500
16 Bobby Hurley Australia 500
16 Martin Schweitzer Switzerland 500
16 Martin Spitzer Austria 500
16 Nikolay Skvortsov Russia 500
16 Oussama Mellouli Tunisia 500
16 Steffen Deibler Germany 500
16 Yukihiro Takahashi Japan 500

Women’s Money-Earners

Rank Athlete Country Total Money Earned
1 Katinka Hosszu Hungary 16500
2 Inge Dekker Netherlands 3000
3 Aleksanrda Urbanczyk Poland 2000
4 Alia Atkinson Jamaica 1500
4 Mireia Belmonte Garcia Spain 1500
4 Daryna Zevina Ukraine 1500
4 Marieke D’Cruz Australia 1500
8 Breeja Larson USA 1000
8 Caitlin Leverenz USA 1000
8 Evelyn Verraszto Hungary 1000
8 Julia Hassler Liechtenstein 1000
8 Danielle Villars Switzerland 1000
13 Carolina Colorado Henao Colombia 500
13 Hrafnhildur Luthersdottir Iceland 500
13 Lisa Zaiser Austria 500

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