Hosszu Builds 137-Point World Cup Lead In Berlin

FINA WORLD CUP – BERLIN

Just two meets in to the 9-event 2016 FINA World Cup, Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu has built a commanding lead of more than 130 points.

Hosszu added 45 points in Berlin to climb to 258 total for the series. She sits 137 ahead of Alia Atkinsonand appears locked in for the biggest of the first cluster bonuses, which will be awarded after this weekend’s stop in Moscow.

On the men’s side, Vlad Morozov still leads with 172 points. That’s a comfortable 49-point margin over former series champ Chad le Clos (123).

Here’s a look at the scoring system:

WORLD CUP SCORING

Medal Points

Each individual event yields points for the top 3 finishers.

  • Gold: 12 points
  • Silver: 9 points
  • Bronze: 6 points

World Record Bonuses

Each world record yields 20 points. Tying a world record is worth 10 points.

Performance Bonuses

The top 3 male and top 3 female swims of the meet earn bonus points. Top swims are determined based on FINA points. Only the top-scoring swim from each athlete is counted.

  • First: 24 points
  • Second: 18 points
  • Third: 12 points

Berlin PERFORMANCE BONUSES:

For the second-straight meet, Atkinson and Morozov earned the biggest performance bonuses.

Women:

  1. Alia Atkinson, 50 breast – 29.00 (979 FINA points)
  2. Katinka Hosszu, 100 IM – 57.12 (976 FINA points)
  3. Katie Meili, 100 breast – 1:02.92 (973 FINA points)

Men:

  1. Vladimir Morozov, 100 IM – 50.30 (1021 FINA points)
  2. Chad le Clos, 100 fly – 48.66 (986 FINA points)
  3. Marco Koch, 200 breast  – 2:01.92 (964 FINA points)

Here are the full point standings:

World Cup Points After Berlin

The top 6, in line for five-figure cash bonuses at the end of the cluster, are listed in bold:

Men:

Rank Name TOTAL
1 Vlad Morozov 172
2 Chad le Clos 123
3 Philip Heintz 102
4 Cameron van der Burgh 78
5 Bobby Hurley 60
6 Kirill Prigoda 54
7 Mitch Larkin 45
8 James Guy 42
9 Andrii Govorov 39
9 Pavel Sankovich 39
9 Hiromasa Fujimori 39
9 Marco Koch 39
13 Adam Barrett 33
14 Shinri Shioura 24
15 Jan Micka 21
15 Stanislav Donets 21
17 Jeremy Stravius 18
17 Jordan Pothain 18
19 Yasunari Hirai 15
20 Felipe Lima 12
20 Jack Gerrard 12
20 Poul Zellmann 12
20 Florian Wellbrock 12
24 Mark Meszaros 9
25 Johannes Dietrich 6
25 Nic Brown 6
25 Sebastian Steffen 6
25 Ben Proud 6
25 Hao Yun 6
25 Daniil Pasynkov 6

Women:

Rank Name TOTAL
1 Katinka Hosszu 258
2 Alia Atkinson 121
3 Jeanette Ottesen 93
4 Daryna Zevina 69
5 Katie Meili 66
5 Madeline Groves 66
7 Emily Seebohm 63
8 Yulia Efimova 54
9 Franziska Hentke 48
10 Zsuzsanna Jakabos 42
11 Leah Neale 33
12 Miho Takahashi 30
13 Rie Kaneto 24
14 Shao Yiwen 18
15 Holly Barratt 15
16 Anna Santamans 9
16 Kimberly Buys 9
18 Breeja Larson 6
18 Wang Siqi 6
18 Hannah Miley 6

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